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Atsuhito Uemaru

Hiroshima Prefectural Government
Chief of Innovation Promotion
Atsuhito Uemaru is the Chief of Innovation Promotion at Hiroshima Prefectural Government from 2016.

He has the mission of transforming the conservative Hiroshima's economy through innovation, and led start-up of advanced initiatives, such as the Manufacturing Digital Innovation Program at Hiroshima University, AI/IoT Experimentation Platform Hiroshima Sandbox, and Innovation Hub Hiroshima Camps.

Originally dispatched from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan to Hiroshima Prefecture Govt. Consulting fellow at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, specializing in innovation policy and behavioral economics.