Yuta joined the Centre for Technology Management in October 2014 as a PhD student under the supervision of Robert Phaal and David Probert. In September 2017, he submitted his PhD thesis, titled ‘Technology Venture Emergence Characterisation’, and he successfully passed his PhD viva. His PhD research project has been fully supported by Research and Development Association (RADMA) and Cambridge Trust. Yuta joined the IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) as an Industrial Fellow, helping small, medium and large organisations benefit from IfM research outputs in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on strategic roadmapping, innovation and technology management, and policy research relating to science, technology and innovation.
Recent projects include:
- Roadmap architecture design process
- Mapping corporate innovation projects and ventures
- Strategy patterns in technology venture emergence
- Strategy visualisation tool and process design for technology ventures
He has a BEng in Chemical Engineering and a BCom in Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a MSc in Sustainability Science from the University of Tokyo, Japan. Before coming to Cambridge, he worked in international business development at a Japanese trading house and as a consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). During his time at UNIDO, Yuta worked on a series of technology transfer projects and capacity building events in Japan, as well as on a demonstration project for deploying low carbon low emission technologies in Africa, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI).
Hirose, Y. and Phaal, R., (2016), 'A Retrospective Visual Mapping Approach for Understanding the Emergence of Technology Ventures', In: R&D Management Conference 2016, 3/7/2016 to 6/7/2016, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Hirose, Y., Phaal, R. and Probert, D., (2015), 'A Conceptual Framework for the Scalable Integration of Roadmapping and Innovation System Functions for Industrial Emergence', In: DRUID Academy Conference 2015, 21/1/2015 to 23/1/2015, Aalborg, Denmark.
Zhao, B., Hirose, Y. and Phaal, R., (2015), 'A Framework for Characterising Technology Ventures for Valuation Purposes', In: R&D Management Conference 2015, 23/6/2015 to 26/6/2-15, Pisa, Italy.