Yoshinari Kou

Founder and Director of Nestegg. The company, founded in 2009, specialises in microcomputer circuit development for clients ranging from universities, start-ups and SMEs. In 2014 he obtained an international patent for “mille-feuille”, an automated electronic schematic design tool that enables software engineers to design hardware with little or no previous experience. Prior to setting up his own company he worked for Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (present IHI Corporation) where he was involved in the development of new technologies for measuring instruments.

His major at the Graduate School of the University of Electro-Communications was is in mechatronics which included the design of electronic circuits and mechanism design. His current interests are laser cutters, vacuum molding, and using 3D printer generated mechanism design and robots.