“I think we live in an era in which large companies and large-scale organizations are no longer sufficient to achieve social evolution. In the decentralized society of the future, the trend toward entrepreneurship, side hustles, and dual employment will accelerate. This is also the theme of my university research in Technology & Innovation Management, which is related to autonomous decentralized systems and organizations such as web3 and DAOs.”
Innovation is not intrinsic but always comes from contact with the external environment. Similarly, evolution is not inevitable but results from the preservation of mechanisms born out of errors that always occur with a certain probability.
Shinya Yamamoto,PhD is a Japanese academic researcher, founder of Link & Innovation, Inc. and founder of one of Japan’s leading acceleration project, DICT CUBE TOKYO. He is currently engaged in academic research on entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation Management, Science for Innovation Policy, and global MBA education.
Born in Mie, Japan, in 1976. Dr. Yamamoto received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Shizuoka University, Japan, a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy graduate school of policy and management from Doshisha University- Ph.D., Technology & Innovative Management degree. His publications include “Science for Innovation Policy: Evaluation of SBIR and Creation of Future Industries” as well as his role in translation for the publication, “Stanford University Biodesign.”
In the course of his life, he has crossed boundaries between chemistry, molecular biology, sociology, and other fields of expertise. He has worked across national and international borders in industry, government, and academia and founded Link & Innovation, Inc. He’s known and recognized for his work nationally and internationally.
A Research Fellow of the Research and Development Center for Science and Technology Innovation Policy (RISTEX) ” Science and Technology Innovation Policy” R&D Program (2012-2015), researcher of the Clinical Research Center, Keio University School of Medicine(2013-2014).
Also currently a member of the Review Committee of the “Investigation and Guidance Creation Project for Ensuring the Reliability of Online Clinical Trials”, Pharmaceuticals Examination and Management Division, Pharmaceuticals and Living Hygiene Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
In addition to his business activities, Dr. Yamamoto is a visiting professor at Clinical Research, Innovation and Education Center, Tohoku University Hospital, a visiting professor at the iU: Professional University of Information and Management for Innovation, and a part-time instructor at Hosei Business School of Innovation Management, where he conducts academic research on entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation Management, science for innovation policy, and other topics.
“We are in a time when we need a new definition of leadership and a new organizational system that makes management a group responsibility rather than a traditional top-down approach. Flat organizations are said to enable high intrinsic motivation through self-organization, which increases member satisfaction.”
Dr. Yamamoto has participated in the Technology & Innovation Management of digital health startups worldwide, including in North America, Asia-Pacific Region, and European countries, through various activities such as consulting, alliances, equity participation, co-founding, and building innovation portfolios.
Passion for Autonomous Decentralized System
Earlier this year, Dr. Yamamoto opened the “DICT CUBE TOKYO” innovation cafe in Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku. His new business of incubation fuses domestic and international, industry and academia. Using the autonomous decentralized organization (DAO) concept, he is creating an “experience-based DAO platform” for participants that will eventually become a real social network. The brand name DICT stands for Design, Innovation, Co-Creation, Technology. Under the slogan of “Crossing Borders, Co-Creation, Disruption, and Creation,” DICT aims to be a resonant place for innovators.
Leadership and organizational systems need to be redefined to make management a group responsibility rather than a traditional top-down approach. By enabling self-organization, flat organizations enable high intrinsic motivation, which increases member satisfaction.
“We live in an era in which large companies and large-scale organizations are no longer sufficient to achieve social evolution. In the decentralized society of the future, the trend toward entrepreneurship, side hustles, and dual employment will accelerate. This is also the theme of my university research in Technology & Innovation Management, which is related to autonomous decentralized systems and organizations such as web3 and DAOs.”
His Goals for Future Endeavors
Dr. Yamamoto is working on making a decentralized society on an individual level. Currently developing the Metaverse of DICT CUBE TOKYO, Dr. Yamamoto is on the way to making the digital twin a reality in this community. He and DICT CUBE TOKYO are looking to build a small economic zone with NFT Products and real product galleries and tokens. They aim to create a platform where many projects can be launched, and startups can be founded.
In his company, DICT CUBE TOKYO, all participants are recruited through social media and word of mouth. With more early adopters and followers following DICT CUBE, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) has slowly formed. According to Dr. Yamamoto, DICT CUBE TOKYO is indispensable in today’s highly uncertain world, and the creation of self-organized projects through DAOs is the very concept of DICT CUBE TOKYO. He is now actively promoting business through DAOs with entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, etc., and he wishes to see this approach spread across Japan.