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ABOUT US

Accelerate the evolution and revolution of manufacturing.

Inside manufacturing plants, various processes related to quality assurance,
such as inspection and monitoring of production, are performed by the human senses.
Until now, expert skill of workers was the key to these processes. However, in recent years,
labor shortage has become a major issue and passing on of expert skills is harder than ever.
We have created an original AI in order to resolve these issues.

Many companies until now have tried to automate the inspection process.
However, they could not realize the quality of inspection required to guarantee
“Made in Japan” quality.
Meanwhile, Adacotech, after 15 years of R&D, has finally developed a solution
that is the best fit for the manufacturing industry.

What we aspire to is a world where inspection is fully automated and where the manufacturing industry
can focus more on the truly creative process of manufacturing.
In other words, Adacotech’s mission is to accelerate the evolution and revolution of manufacturing.
For that future to come, we will continue to challenge every day.

Corporate Profile

Company Name
Adacotech Incorporated
(Company name derived from “Adaptive Cognition Technology”)
Established
March 2012
CEO
Ryota Kawamura
Clients

・Aikawa Press Industry Co., Ltd.
・CENTRAL SECURITY PATROLS CO.,LTD.
・DENSO CORPORATION
・Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
・JTEKT CORPORATION
・Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd.
・NJ Components Co., Ltd.
・TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
・TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION
・YAZAKI Corporation

Location

Axle Ochanomizu 302, 3-28-5, Kandaogawamachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0052

・6 minutes walk from Ochanomizu Station
・3 minutes walk from Shin-ochanomizu Station
・8 minutes walk from Jinbocho Station

Awards

ICC:Finalist

Higher-ranking winner of the ICC Summit FUKUOKA 2022 Catapult Granprix.

IVS: Winner

Winner of IVS LaunchPad 2020 Summer

ICC : Winner

Winner of the ICC Summit FUKUOKA 2020 Startup Catapult.

Hongo AI : Corporate Award

Awarded by Softbank, EY Japan, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Kawasaki Entrepreneur Audition : Excellence Award

Excellence Award in the 123rd Kawasaki Entrepreneur Audition.

FUJITSU : Excellence Award

Excellence Award in the 7th Fujitsu Accelerator Program Pitch Contest.

History

Oct 2006 Established as an AIST authorized startup to commercialize AIST’s patent.
March 2012 Established Adacotech Inc. (succeeded the above business).
Development of four libraries (image, video, sound, and sensor)
Installation at production line of a major semiconductor company (visual inspection)
Installation at production line of a major auto parts manufacturer (visual inspection)
June 2019 Series A funding of ¥400M from The University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC) and DNX Ventures

Members

Chief Executive Officer

RYOTA KAWAMURA

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Career

Bachelor of Laws from Hitotsubashi University. 3 years as CFO of an automobile finance company in Chile along with 4 years of M&A experience at Tokyo headquarters at Mitsui and Co., Ltd. Worked on new business planning and post merger intregration at DMM.com. Joined Adacotech in July 2019 as Executive Officer, Director from September 2019, CEO from April 2020.

Director

KEIICHI ITO

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Career

Founding engineer of Adacotech. Majored in genetic algorithm which led to the first career at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST) born startup. Researched and developed semiconductor design tools. Later, after several years as part-time employee at AIST, joined Adacotech in April 2012. Curren position from 2015. Manages the engineering team, leads HLAC’s research and is in charge of data analysis. Nominated for “CTO of the year 2020”.

Product Manager

Norihiko Takemasa

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Career

B.A. from Musashino Art University. After working for a manufacturer in charge of product development, joined Kabuku in 2014. In charge of new business development, SCM, alliances, with a focus on digital manufacturing. From 2017, joined Raksul as business head and product manager of the design domain in the printing business. In charge of product development of platforms and SaaS. Joined Adacotech since September 2021.

Head of HR

TEPPEI TAKAHASHI

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Career

Teppei Takahashi joined Adacotech Inc. in Feb. 2022. Prior to Adocotech, he started his career as an engineer and has built his career working in various industries. While working in DMM.com LLC as general engineering manager, he came to realize that the key factors in resolving the technical debt is to improve organization structure and human resource strategy. This realization has turned his profession as Jinjineer, a person who’s in charge of both HR(Jinji) and Engineering. Most recently, he served as VPoE and CHRO positions at various corporations.

Corporate

ASHA DEZUKA

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Career

Graduated from the Faculty of Science at Kyoto University. Joined Shikigaku Co.,Ltd, an organizational consulting firm, in 2018. After working in sales for six months, transferred to HR department. Spent two years in recruitment. Recruiting over 100 applicants, was promoted to manager of the recruitment department at the youngest age ever. Later launched a new business regarding recruiting services. Joined Adacotech in May 2021 as the first full-time corporate.

Tech Lead

TAKAYA KAKIZAKI

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Career

Majored in computer science at Nagoya University. Engaged in development of audio-related equipment at Yamaha for 10 years, developing everything from OS to middleware. Later joined Akatsuki Inc. as a full-stack engineer. Mainly worked on top titles of games for smartphones and played a key role of engineering during its growth period. Presently, in addition to backend infrastructure, develops wide range of areas such as research and development of machine learning engines.

Chief Engineer

TAKAHIDE IBE

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Career

Founding engineer of Adacotech. Majored in genetic algorithm and researched at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST). First career at an AIST startup. Researched and developed semiconductor design tools. Later met Prof. Nobuyuki Otsu and mastered machine learning and HLAC. Joined Adacotech in April 2012. In charge of implementing machine learning algorithms and product development.

Engineer

SADAHIRO INOUE

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Career

M.E. from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Joined Nikon Corporation in 2013. Worked as Software and Electrical engineer and was in charge of designing and developing Computer Vision System of automation equipment. Specialized in designing imaging and lighting systems. Joined Adacotech as an engineer in June 2020. In charge of the data analysis, and consulting of imaging and lighting systems.

Engineer

KOTARO INOUE

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Career

B.S. in Computer Science and Electronics from Kyushu Institute of Technology. Ph.D. in Electronic, Electronics and Engineering from Hankyong National University. Research interests are three-dimensional imaging system, optical security, and holographic microscopy. Authored about 20 international papers, 7 of which is the first author. Work on holographic microscopy has been published in Optics Letters, a top journal in the field of optics. Joined Adacotech as an engineer in April 2021.

Engineer

YUKI AWANO

Career

After graduating from Keio University, he engaged in R&D and design support services using numerical analysis and AI technologies at IHI Corporation. He joined Adacotech in April 2022. He completed his Ingénieur (Master’s degree equivalent) at Ecole Centrale Paris under the study abroad program. He has published one international paper and one technical journal article on image recognition AI (both as first author).

Engineer

AKIRA MANDA

Career

He joined Galapagos Inc. in 2017 and has been working in machine learning and software development mainly in image processing for about 4.5 years, specializing in image processing using OpenCV, etc. and building models using GCP, Azure and having the output models inferred on AWS Lambda. Joined Adacotech Inc. as an engineer in April 2022.

Business Development

KEITA TAKAHAGI

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Career

Joined KEYENCE Co., Ltd. in 2009. Received multiple in-house awards and won first place in the ranking as a salesperson. After that changed job to BIZREACH, Inc. in 2015. Transferred to human resources after getting an MVP in 5 months after joining the company as a salesperson. Involved in hiring more than 120 people as a human resource and will contribute to the company’s rapid growth. In Aprl 2021, will join Adacotech after gaining experience in launching new businesses in addition to sales and human resources.

Business Development

KOSUKE NAKAMURA

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Career

Graduated from University of La Verne with a Masters degree in Business Administration. Performed new business research and personnel recruitment, later joined the project team for TOKYO2020 Olympic Games as a founding member at KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. Proposing design layout of stadiums and public facilities, and conducted work style reform for central government through office renovation. Active member of Adacotech, Inc since January 2021.

Business Development

YUTO WATANABE

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Career

After graduating from Tohoku University, Yuto worked on DX (in R&D, new product launch, cost planning/management) for manufacturing industry as engieer as well as consultant.
From 2019, he led commercialization of drone delivery business in Rakuten Gruop Inc. as business/technology development manager. He joined Adacotech in January 2022.
MBA from IESE Business School, Spain.

Engineer

TOSHIHIRO TANIGUCHI

Career

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he was involved in several mobile app development projects at Accenture, and from September 2017, he started working at ANDPAD Inc. as an iOS engineer, developing systems and also serving as a product manager. He has been working for Adacotech as an outsourcer since June 2021, and officially joined the company in January 2022.

Customer Success

KEI NAGAI

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Career

After graduating from the Nagaoka University of Technology, worked Stanley Electric Co. Experienced in developing manufacturing methods and building production lines for automotive lamps for 7 years in the production engineering department.Later, joined the Production engineering department of the Mazda Motor Corpolation, where worked on the worked for 5 years in the Production Engineering Department developing and installing production line equipment for SKYACTIV engines, and leading the automation of the inspection process. In 2020, he joined XTIA Corporation, where he experienced business development in a start-up company, and joined Adacotec in May 2022.

Business Development

SHINGO KOMATSU

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Career

After acquiring M.E. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shingo Joined Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. in 2014 and engaged in equipment sales for process industry. Later assigned to ABB Bailey Japan Co.,Ltd., he contributed to receive orders of energy optimization system for virtual power plant as account sales for renewable energy plant market. From 2020, Shingo experienced manufacturing in a business transfer project of seismic observation and related business. He joined Adacotech in January 2022.

Customer Success

KAZUKI MATSUMOTO

Career

After graduating from the JAIST, worked for a machine tool company building production systems for automotive parts.
Later, joined the engineering department of an image prcessing company, where worked on the selection of optical equipment and SW adjustment. Experienced in the start-up of many image inspection systems at customer’s factory. Also experienced global sales as a staff member of an overseas branch office.
In May 2022, joined Customer Success of Adacotech Inc.

External Director

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners
Partner

NAONORI KUROKAWA

DNX Ventures
Managing Director

AKIRA KURABAYASHI

Technical Advisor

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Dr. Eng. AIST Honorable Researcher

NOBUYUKI OTSU

Dr. Eng.

MASAHIRO MURAKAWA

Dr. Eng.

TAKUMI KOBAYASHI

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