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Competitive advantage: The collective brain of 24 countries

Sankei Biz, a widely circulated Japanese business publication recently featured Ascent Robotics in its online version. In particular the article tells about Ascent’s diverse team, featuring two of Ascent’s female engineers who tell about their work at Ascent and how they are contributing to enabling the future of autonomous machines. The article was also featured […]

Ascent Robotics CTO on Forbes Japan

In July we wrote about Ascent CTO Ivo Timoteo pitching at Forbes Japan’s event Rising Star where Ascent Robotics was chosen to present to an exclusive audience from a pool of hundreds of top-tier startups. A story regarding the pitch competition featuring Ascent’s CTO Ivo Timoteo was featured in Forbes Japan’s August issue. The issue […]

Good morning! Ascent Robotics at Morning Pitch

Ascent Robotics COO took to the stage in the morning of September 19th at Deloitte’s Morning Pitch, the consulting company’s own pitch event that was hosted for the 297th time. The pitch event, this time labeled as a Connected Industries Special, starts at 7:00 am every Thursday. It is organized by Deloitte’s Venture Support division […]

Ascent Robotics at Nagoya Automotive World 2019

On September 18-20 Ascent Robotics took part in one of the largest automotive events in Japan, Nagoya Automotive World. Over 3 consecutive days at the event, Ascent held a booth at an area of event that was dedicated to startup companies working with solutions in the autonomous driving industry. Ascent’s COO and CSMO held presentations […]

CEO Masayuki Ishizaki’s interview on the Journal by ACCJ

1Ascent Robotics CEO Masayuki Ishizaki was featured on the Journal, the American Chamber of Commerce Japan’s (ACCJ) monthly publication. His interview was part of a series of interviews under the title of “CASE: The future of mobility?” in which industry leaders, startup founders and ecosystem builders were interviewed about their visions of the future of […]

CTO Ivo Timoteo pitching at Forbes Rising Star

On July 19th Ascent’s CTO Ivo Timoteo took the stage at Forbes Magazine’s pitching event, the Rising Star, as the event’s only non-Japanese representative to give a 4-minute pitch to an experienced jury. Ascent Robotics was one of eight companies chosen to pitch at the event from a pool of 300 companies. Forbes Japan Rising […]

Ascent Robotics at Shizuoka Tech Beat

On July 24-25 Ascent Robotics attended Shizuoka Tech Beat, an event organized by the Shizuoka Prefectural Government and Shizuoka Bank. The event is dedicated to help Tokyo startups and established companies from Shizuoka to meet and exchange ideas. In addition to meeting people over 2 days at our own booth, Ascent’s Head of Sales delivered […]

CEO Masayuki Ishizaki at RISE in Hong Kong

One of Asia’s largest tech conferences, RISE, was held in Hong Kong on July 8-11. Leaders, investors and journalists from over 100 countries gathered to network, learn and discuss the upcoming trends of the tech world. Ascent’s CEO Masayuki Ishizaki sat down with Li Zhang (COO,, Olaf Sakkers (Partner, Maniv Mobility) and Mercedes Ruehl […]

Ascent Robotics on CNN International’s program “Innovate Japan”

Ascent Robotics will be featured on CNN International’s brand new show Innovate Japan. CNN’s award-winning correspondent Will Ripley explores the ways in which Japan’s most innovative companies tackle the country’s issue with its quickly aging society and Ascent was chosen to represent the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. Tune into CNN International on Saturday […]