Toward
Innovation
Nation

We work with you to attain an Innovation Nation where innovation arises from every organization.
Working in tandem with countries across the world, we improve the success rate of your innovation activities by accelerating employee growth and organizational reform backed by our innovation management and project support.

We work with you to attain an Innovation Nation where innovation arises from every organization.
Working in tandem with countries across the world, we improve the success rate of your innovation activities by accelerating employee growth and organizational reform backed by our innovation management and project support.

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Introduction

To improve the success rate of innovation

JIN represents Japan in the technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Innovation Management Systems (IMS) as the exclusive national institution. In this capacity, JIN takes an active part in developing international standards for innovation management, local opinion gathering, and international negotiations.

As the scheme owner of the ISO 56000 series in Japan, we have accumulated many successful cases in IMS Design and Implementation and Individual Acceleration Support with executive, middle and junior managers by exploiting our international network and expertise in supporting the acceleration of innovation in large enterprises.        


       

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What We Do

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Ambidextrous Management

People often talk about "ambidextrous management" for their company, but what exactly should we do?

Establishing an innovation promotion system

We want to build a full-fledged innovation promotion system, but where do we start?

Acceleration Program Design

We don't know how to proceed with the international standards. We want to proceed in a way that is best suited for our company.

Education Program for innovation

We don't know how to educate people to become innovative. Does JIN offer any educational programs?

Identifying areas for improvement

We’ve invested heavily in technological development and R&D, but failed to see tangible results. We want to investigate & solve the issues.

Turning Ideas into Results

We are having trouble getting any results from our idea generation workshops. What should we do?

One-on-one Acceleration Support

We have ideas, but there are several projects that are stagnant. We would like to receive support for individual projects.

Company-wide deployment of innovation activities

Innovation activities are run by a few departments and volunteers. Shouldn't we expand them company-wide? How about other countries?

Issues of the current promotion system

Despite our years-long operation of an innovation promotion system, it’s not yielding any results. We want to investigate & solve the issues.

Find out more about ISO 56002

We would like to know more about ISO 56002. The word "ISO" sounds troublesome and makes us feel defensive.

ISO 56002 Assessment

We want to compare our company's approach with ISO 56002 and improve as much as possible. What should we do?

Leveraging the SDGs

We are working on the SDGs, but we don't know how to proceed. We want to know how the UN is working on it.

Our Solutions

We provide first-class solutions developed with our global network

 

Innovating from within an existing organization is difficult regardless of regions and countries. We established a collaborative network with countries around the globe that are involved in Innovation Management Systems and have been working closely with them ever since.
We offer three world-class solutions: IMSAP for designing an optimal Innovation Management System (IMS) for each company based on the international standard of ISO 56002 (see IMS Compass in the figure on the left); One-on-One Acceleration Support for providing customized support for each company; and SHIP for leveraging the SDGs as an opportunity for innovation.

Innovating from within an existing organization is difficult regardless of regions and countries. We established a collaborative network with countries around the globe that are involved in Innovation Management Systems and have been working closely with them ever since.

We offer three world-class solutions: IMSAP for designing an optimal Innovation Management System (IMS) for each company based on the international standard of ISO 56002 (see IMS Compass in the figure on the left); One-on-One Acceleration Support for providing customized support for each company; and SHIP for leveraging the SDGs as an opportunity for innovation.

Programs

Programs that have produced numerous success cases.

IMSAP

Innovation Management System Acceleration Program

Solve your problems rapidly and increase the success rate of your innovation activities with our exclusive and practical program.

One-on-one Acceleration Support

IMS implementation and operation support

Increase the success rate of your innovation activities with our parallel implementation support for the activities finalized in the IMSAP Camp.

SHIP

SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform / SDGs Business Acceleration Support

An open innovation platform which considers the SDGs as the purpose of innovation and aims to achieve them as business activities with the technology and expertise of Japanese enterprises.

     

Entrepreneurship World Cup

Challenge your ideas and yourself on the international stage

Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is the world’s largest and most diverse startup acceleration programs and pitch contests for the next generation of entrepreneurs organized globally by GEN (Global Entrepreneurship Network). GEN is an organization run and supported by Kauffman Foundation, a support community for global entrepreneurs consisting of 130 countries. Participants selected as national winners will get the opportunity to compete at the EWC global competition held in Saudi Arabia. We are currently recruiting national participants and are looking forward to your application.
Please contact us for any inquiries.


Interview

Voices from companies driving change

Oki Electric Industry

An electrifying revolution from an "order-driven" to a "proposal-driven" business. JIN and Oki organized the process of new business creation in a short period of time and succeeded in instilling the innovation culture by propagating an all-hands innovation, replacing the previous genius-dependent culture.

Nichirei Corporation

Adopting global standards and building a system aimed at creating new value. Developing new recipes for innovation by deepening its understanding among all employees through study sessions and educational programs tailored to their position in the organization.

Our clients

  • Sony Corporation
  • Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • PERSOL Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Benesse Holdings, Inc.
  • Dentsu Inc.
  • ANA Holdings Inc.
  • NTT Docomo, Inc
  • Olympus Corporation
  • LIXIL Corporation
  • Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Japan Tobacco Inc.
  • Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Terumo Corporation
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • NTT DATA Corporation
  • The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Shiseido Co., Ltd.
  • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation
  • Abbott Japan Co. Ltd.
  • JTEKT Corporation
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • West Japan Railway Company
  • Nichirei Corporation
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • JX Nippon Mining &
    Metals Corporation
  • SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Teijin Limited
  • Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • AGC Inc.
  • NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
  • Kao Corporation
  • Hamamatsu Iwata SHINKIN BANK
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • TDK Corporation
  • SENQCIA CORPORATION
  • EBARA Corporation
  • KAGOME Co., Ltd.
  • KOA Corporation
  • JSR Corporation
  • NIPPON FUSSO Co., Ltd.
  • Zeon Corporation
  • KITZ CORPORATION
  • Mizuno Corporation
  • TOTO LTD.
  • Connected Solutions Company
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Nabtesco Corporation

Innovation Networks and Hubs

Partners

Innovation 100 Committee

Who is responsible for creating innovation in companies?

Who is responsible for bringing innovation to an organization?

In this era of great change, Japanese managers must assess the transformations of our time, illuminate the path of the company with courage and determination, and be the one to take the first step. In 2015, we formed the first Innovation 100 Committee with 17 pioneering large Japanese corporate managers who have previously been making unconventional efforts in the context of innovation. Aspired to "make Japan an Innovation Nation", a total of 46 companies have participated by the 4th term, and we have been continuously enlightening various communities about our activities.
The committee is managed by JIN, METI, and WiL.

1st Committee Report (PDF: 26.5MB)↗︎

About Us

Corporate Outline

Name General Incorporated Association Japan Innovation Network (JIN)
Chairperson Nobu Konno
CEOHiro Nishiguchi
FoundedJuly 2013
Transportation3 min walk from Hibiya Station, Exit A13
9 min walk from Ginza Station Exit C1
10 min walk from Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Exit.
10 min walk from Hibiya Exit of Shimbashi Station

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