Hidetaka Aoki

Space Business Evangelist / Director

SPACETIDE Foundation

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Mr. Aoki is a partner in charge of space & robotics at Global Brain Corporation. After obtaining a master’s degree in aerospace engineering in the US, he developed the “Kounotori” spacecraft at Mitsubishi Electric and won a number of awards. He now oversees investment activities for space and other deep tech startups as a venture capitalist. As a “Space Business Evangelist”, he is also helping to create a private sector-led space industry and co-founded and serves as a board member of SPACETIDE Foundation and Space Port Japan Association. He also serves JAXA and government committees in his varied career.