Why JIN matters to you

Japan Innovation Network (JIN) is an accelerator for large and medium-sized companies to spur innovation in companies and overcome the widely held belief that “large companies cannot be innovative”.

JIN was formed in 2013 from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) “Frontier HR Research Committee *” to implement the key finding of the need for a “two-layered management”, the systematic approach to manage creativity and productivity in parallel.

Using this methodology, we aim to create 100 innovative companies in Japan and turn Japan into an “INNOVATION NATION”. We tackle these issues via three approaches.

* METI committee to research “how to cultivate innovators inside companies”, chaired by Kunitake Ando, former president of Sony and Executive Director at JIN.

How JIN can assist you

How JIN solves the innovation dilemma

How we think innovation

JIN’s global community


Sony Corporation Asahi Group Holdings,Ltd.
AVC Networks Company
– Panasonic Corporation
Temp Holdings Co., Ltd.
Benesse Holdings, Inc. Konica Minolta, Inc.
Terumo Corporation Kokuyo Co.,Ltd.
Olympus Corporation Lixil Corporation
Hitachi High-Technologies
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Japan Tobacco Inc. Dentsu Inc.
ANAxHOLDINGS Inc. Itochu Group


Find out about our latest activities

The Japan Innovation Network was invited to a workshop at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry…

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Japan Innovation Network (JIN) and the Washington D.C. based 1776 have entered into a collaboration agreement …

The Innovation 100 Committee Report has been jointly compiled by Japan Innovation Network (JIN), WiL Inc., and…

The Challenge Cup Regional Tokyo, organised by 1776 and JIN, was held on 25 February in Otemachi’s 3×3 La…

Tokyo 12 February 2016 Espoo Marketing Oy and Japan Innovation Network today signed a co-operation agreement a…

JIN and 1776 (Washington D.C. incubator) will co-host the regional pitch tournament in Tokyo and are now accep…

Award for young entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.   The second Japan Venture Prize, awarded by the Venture…

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