西田 宏平

株式会社 Towing

代表取締役

滋賀県甲賀市信楽町出身。名古屋大学理学部地球惑星科学科卒業、同大学大学院環境学研究科修了。農業用水車開発や土壌学について学ぶ。また、同大学が実施する企業家育成講座にて、㈱TOWINGの前身となるプロジェクトを立ち上げる。株式会社デンソーに就職後、エンジニアとして新製品開発をしながら、新事業立上プロジェクトにも従事。合わせて、学生時代から構想する宇宙農業実現と地球農業発展を目指すプロジェクト『宙農』を実現するべく、社外有志活動として立ち上げる。その後、㈱TOWINGとして法人化。数カ月間、副業ベースで事業開発した後、独立。同社には実の弟である西田亮也も参画しており、少年時代に約束した漫画『宇宙兄弟』の世界実現を共に目指している。

Kohei Nishida

CEO

TOWING Inc.

Kohei Nishida is the founder and CEO of TOWING, a SoilTech company with the core mission of realizing space firming and developing circular agriculture on the earth. Kohei was born in Shigaraki Town, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, which is a famous place for its rich nature and pottery industries, and grew up watching his grandfather’s rice farming. He graduated from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the School of Science, Nagoya University, and then entered the Graduate School of Environmental Studies. He launched an agriculture project using the soil technology with a group of students in the entrepreneur training course at Nagoya University. After finishing graduate school, he began his career as an engineer at DENSO and engaged in product and business development. While working there, he advanced the agriculture project with his colleagues as an external activity. That’s called “Sorano” which means space agriculture. He turned it into TOWING, Inc. After a few months of proceeding with business development as his side business, he became independent. His younger brother, Ryoya Nishida, also joined the company. They aim to realize the world of the manga “Space Brothers” that they loved in their childhood.