Dr. Toshiyasu ICHIOKA
Director, RIKEN Europe Office, RIKEN
Toshiyasu ICHIOKA has been serving as the first Director for RIKEN Europe Office, established in Brussels since November 2018. His role includes enhancing RIKEN’s research capacity and visibility through collaborative research and innovation with partners in Europe and beyond, monitoring latest developments in terms of STI policies and programmes in Europe, collecting and analyzing relevant data, promoting talent circulation, among others. Prior to joining RIKEN, he was at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and developed JST’s overall international strategy as well as overseeing European affairs. He also worked for the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial cooperation and promoted EU-Japan cooperation in science, technology, and innovation. His earlier roles include project management at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ES) and scientific research at various research institutions: RIKEN (JP), CERN (CH), Aarhus University (DK), Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics (DE), and University of Latvia (LV). He holds PhD and MSc in Multi-Disciplinary Sciences from the University of Tokyo (JP) and BSc in Physics from Kyoto University (JP).