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
INNOVATION HUBS &
JIN serves as accelerator to help companies boost innovativeness.
Using our proprietary Innovation Compass™, JIN designs and implements company internal ecosystems and processes that help nurture innovation, tailored specifically to your company’s needs.
Besides building the right processes, JIN also offers company internal education programs that are indispensable for creating innovation.
JIN believes that innovation is not an activity to be performed only in-house. Connecting our domestic as well as international networks, we create opportunities for collaboration with startups and experts globally to accelerate companies’ innovation.
INNOVATION HUBS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRES
JIN is building a global ecosystem by connecting networks of Japanese companies and global innovation communities to create new value for both sides. JIN also serves as the focal point for those who are looking to access Japan in order to collaborate with Japanese companies and create new innovation.
We are actively looking for innovation hubs to join and grow our global ecosystem.
PUBLIC AGENCIES, CHAMBERS & EMBASSIES
JIN provides a platform for public-private cooperation to solve social problems. We match private sector solutions to issues that cities and countries around the globe are grappling with.
In addition, we are also promoting connections among our platform’s global ecosystem partners by proactively sharing best practice as well as providing opportunities for mutual learning in open innovation frameworks.
UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCHERS
JIN is promoting cooperation between industry and universities as well as research centres. We advance innovation projects by leveraging university-sponsored innovation education as well as joint workshops between companies and students.
JIN is also facilitating research and analysis with universities and research centres in the exploration phase that is indispensable for discovering innovation opportunities.
How we think innovation
JIN’s global community
|Sony Corporation||Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.|
|Panasonic Corporation||PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD.|
|Benesse Holdings, Inc.||Konica Minolta, Inc.|
|Terumo Corporation||Kokuyo Co., Ltd.|
|Olympus Corporation||Lixil Corporation|
|Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.|
|Japan Tobacco Inc.||Dentsu Inc.|
|ANA Holdings Inc.||Itochu Group|
|ＮＴＴ DATA Corporation||The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated|
|ＮＴＴ DOCOMO, INC.||NEC Corporation|
|Shiseido Company, Limited|
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