Mission

Mission: To facilitate, enable, promote and reward open exchange of knowledge through people physically coming together for a finite and/or continuous process established by non-profit and profit organizations.

About

F.R.E.E.D.O.M. was established in February 2000 to award prizes of an international design competition, Domus/B.B.J., organized by Professor Seferis of the University of Washington together with Borge Boeskov, President of Boeing Business Jets and Susan Corcos, a Swiss-Greek industrialist. As a concept, it quickly grew to facilitate educational exchange seminars and establish scholarship support programs for students and practicing professionals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Currently, F.R.E.E.D.O.M. with support from The Boeing Company and Toray Industries of Japan is establishing a program to support education and research for composite materials in aerospace in memory of Professor T. Hayashi of the University of Tokyo, a pioneer aeronautical engineer that established the composites field in Japan.Professor Hayashi and Professor Seferis also coordinated the doctorate of Phil Condit, Chairman and C.E.O. of The Boeing Company through Science University of Tokyo and under the supervision of Professor Fukuda. This endeavor, provided for the first time the opportunity for a non-Japan ese executive to experience first hand the Japanese higher education system, and also confirmed upon the candidate recognition for his broad management accomplishment and deep understanding of engineering principles. In view of these unique accomplishments, the Boeing/Toray Hayashi memorial program is institutionalized as part of F.R.E.E.D.O.M. in collaboration with the academic, industry, and government personnel that can participate individually or collectively through their organizations.