Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai
Japan

CEO / President of CYBERDYNE Inc., Professor. Dr. from the University of Tsukuba and Program Manager of ImPACT, promoted by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan

Yoshiyuki Sankai is a Professor and Executive Research Director at the Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba; the President and CEO of CYBERDYNE, INC.; and a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (“ImPACT”) program, which was initiated by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (“CSTI”) of the Cabinet Office in Japan. He is a fellow of the Robotics Society of Japan (“RSJ”) and the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (“SICE”). He also served as Chairman and an Executive Board Member of Advanced Robotics. He is a member of Global Future Council on Human Enhancement of the World Economic Forum.

He has received numerous awards, including: The 2005 World Technology Award (World Technology Network), The 2012 Capek Award (INNOROBO), The 2014 Technology Pioneer (World Economic Forum), Gold Prize of 2014 Edison Awards, DealWatch Awards 2013 IPO of the Year (Thomson Reuters), DealWatch Awards 2014 Innovative Equity Deal of the Year (Thomson Reuters), The 2016 DIA Japan Outstanding Contribution to Health Award, the 7th Robot Award (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare award), and the Prime Minister’s Award (the third Nippon Venture Awards) in 2017.