Mikihiko (Miki) Kato

Program Director


Phone: (617) 258-0269
Miki Kato


Miki Kato joined the MIT Induistrial Liaison Program as a Program Director in October 2021. Mr. Kato has over 20 years of experience in new business development, including a variety of activities with MIT.

Prior to joining the ILP, Kato worked at FUJIFILM Corporation for 40 years in various new business development sectors. He was President of FUJIFILM Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., conducting the clinical trials of FUJIFILM pipeline drugs and leading the joint research project in drug delivery with MIT’s Koch Institute. In his tenure, he also collaborated with the Department of Electrical Engineering at MIT for digital camera’s CMOS image sensors and the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering for high-speed photo detectors.

Kato has presented at several conferences at the Cambridge Innovation Center, including the 2018 Japan Innovation Forum with the Consulate General of Japan and the 60th anniversary Kyoto-Boston sister city celebration Life Science Forum (2019) with the City of Boston, the Japan Society of Boston, and the Consulate General of Japan.

He holds an M.E. in Polymer Chemistry from Kyoto University and an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT.