Professor Kumiko Miyazaki

Graduate School of Innovation Management,
Tokyo Institute of Technology 

SPRU Honorary Professor (Sussex),
Ph.D.(Sussex), M.B.A. (INSEAD),
M.Sc.(Cambridge), B.A.(Oxford)

Chairperson of JSRPIM (Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management )

Director of JSICR (Japan Society for Information and Communications Research)

Director of the Japan Society for MOT
Visiting Professor of Open University

Phone: +81 3 5734 3323
Fax: +81 3 5734 3323
Address: Graduate School of Innovation Management,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, 
Tokyo, Japan 152-8550

Detail Biography

Kumiko Miyazaki is a Professor in the field of Strategic Management of Technology and S&T policy in the Graduate School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology.  She has a degree in physics from Oxford University, a graduate degree in computer science from Cambridge University, MBA from INSEAD (European Institute for Business Administration) and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from University of Sussex (SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit).

Kumiko Miyazaki has over ten years of experience in industry, working for companies including Logica in the UK, Bell Northern Research in Canada, Schlumberger and NEC in Japan. She joined Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1995 and became full professor in the Engineering Department in 2001. She was a Visiting Professor at Portland State University between 2002 ~ 2003.

Her expertise includes development of innovative techniques to assess corporate, sectoral and national competences and technology strategies through the use of quantitative and qualitative methods.  Her approach can be readily used for the appraisal of technological strategies in a range of high tech fields.  She has written many articles and has presented her work at many international conferences. She is the author of ‘Building Competences in the Firm, Lessons from Japanese and European Optoelectronics’ (Macmillan, 1995).

Kumiko Miyazaki is a member of several advisory councils for the public sector, including MEXT and METI.  She served as a member of the Information and Communications Council for 8 years. She also served as a member of the Council for Science and Technology and NHK’s Broadcasting Technology Council. She is the Vice Chairperson of Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management (JSSPRM) and the Director of the Japan Society for Information Communications Research (JSICR) and the Japan Society of MOT.  She received JSSPRM’s Academic Society Award in 2010 and PICMET’s Outstanding Student Paper Award ~Nominating Professor in 2011.  

She has been Honorary Professor of University of Sussex (SPRU) since 2000. She is Visiting Professor at the Open University of Japan (放送大学)