Future Centre


The “Future Centre”?

“Future Centre” is, one company complex problem and that can not be solved alone, with respect to such social issues over the medium to long term, hypothesis gathered officials of the future that goes beyond the boundaries of the university-industry public and private sectors “field”. Space, design creative process, such as thinking, services, human network, from the management, including all such function “field”.

In the “Future Centre”, through the creative dialogue of future-oriented, will explore looking for the kind of innovation to create a theme. The public and private sectors, based on regional cooperation are an assumption, medical and health, about the city problem, take the owner leadership you are interested, and promote the theme.

The history of “Future Centre“

Future Centre “was born in Europe facing the ageing and immigration problems.

In Europe, in order to solve the medium- and long-term issues such as employment and social systems, it is said that it is because the practice of dialogue and innovation that goes beyond the boundaries of the industry, academia, and government. In order to solve such a medium- and long-term challenges, a Swedish insurance company in 1996, led by Mr Skandia’s Leif Edovinson, opened a “Future Centre” in the city of Basukuhorumu.

Then, in particular, the national policy innovation of the public-private partnership in the Nordic and the Netherlands, “Future Centre” is opened, citizen participation also led to the movement of open innovation 2.0 was placed in the field of view.

On the other hand, in Japan, since 2008, as a place for open innovation with society and various stakeholders, it has been a growing movement to create a “Future Centre”.

Japanese companies, in order to develop a continuous business, are looking for innovation. Japan up to now, was trying to create innovation in-house. However, globalisation, information society, increases the speed of the external environment of the technology evolution such as IOT, etc., to the needs of the traditional “own principle” the consumer will have become impossible to support, expand the strategy to open innovation. Such as the major automobile manufacturers and major electronics manufacturers, it is a good example, such as to free the patent held by the company. Combined with the movement of these companies, we have an increasing number of companies to install a “Future Centre”.

Minato Mirai Innovation & Future Centre (Fujitsu FSAS)


Japan’s Future Centre

“Minato Mirai Innovation & Future Centre” was established as a place to activate the open dialogue and collaboration with internal and external various stakeholders in June 2013. It has become a new concept of knowledge creation space fused to a “training centre”.

3,800sqm space is equipped with training rooms and two studios of 17, it will carry out workshops for a large number of people. In particular, CampingStudio of the main studio will be able to discuss and spread a lot of ideas at the wall-to-wall whiteboard.

Since its establishment, to cut the challenge of management issues and communities of the company, was born in various companies beyond the walls of the industry, students, local governments, a number of dialogue with members of the NPO, was born the new ideas and ideas from there It was. For example, the cross-industry participation type of action learning plan held Yokohama City, the idea of what is spoken in “Minato Mirai Innovation & Future Centre” is there such as thing, such as are utilized in cultural tourism stations measures in Yokohama.

It should be noted, he was awarded the 27th (2014) Nikkei New Office Award “Kanto New Office Award”.

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