Toward Innovation Nation

Enhance competitiveness of Japanese companies
with the international standard of
innovation management system

About JIN

Japan Innovation Network (JIN) is an accelerator challenging the widely held belief that large companies cannot be innovative and thus make Japan “Innovation Nation” once again.

Our approaches to innovation

JIN takes full advantage of Japanese companies’ “Win-Win-Win” business approach, ability to create new values, and technological capabilities, to accelerate innovation aimed at solving social challenges in Japan and globally.


To make Japan “Innovation Nation” once again, JIN collaborates with partners specialized in innovation human resource development, platforms for BA (place) of innovation, global innovation hubs, and United Nations agencies to implement the following activities:

Innovation Management System Acceleration Program

Innovation Management System Acceleration Program

We support design, development, and operation of the Innovation Management Systems
based on the ISO 56002

Since 2013 JIN has participated in ISO Technical Committee 279 as a representative of Japan to discuss the ISO 56000 series of International Standards on Innovation Management Systems (IMS). We provide the content of the ISO standards, self-assessment tools, and four programs to assist Japanese companies in introducing the IMS.

Innovation Acceleration

Innovation Acceleration

Strengthening innovation activities systematically

JIN provides individual companies with order-made acceleration support for their innovation activities.

SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform(SHIP)

SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform

SDGs business acceleration

Open innovation platform connecting companies’ know-how and technologies with SDGs-related issues and needs

Innovation 100 Committee

Innovation 100 Committee

Community of CEOs committed in innovation management hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trada and Industry, WiL and JIN



  • 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.
  • Kao Corporation
  • Hamamatsu Iwata SHINKIN BANK
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • TDK Corporation

Innovation Hubs