Open Innovation Platform

Partners

Core Partners

  • Digital Garage
  • Kakaku.com
  • Saison Card

Sponsorship Partners

  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • TIS Intec Group
  • Resona Bank

Message

Kaoru Hayashi

KAORU HAYASHI

林 郁

President and Group CEO,
Digital Garage, Inc.
Chairman & Director,
Kakaku.com, Inc.

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, DG Lab’s activities are moving from basic research to business development. We will create businesses that are useful to society from a global perspective through open innovation involving a variety of partner companies representing the industry.

Joi Ito

JOI ITO

伊藤 穰一

Co-Founder,
Digital Garage, Inc.
Director,
MIT Media Lab

As advancements in technology evolve, the demand for creating an R&D center and responding to changes quickly and efficiently increases. An Open Innovation type R&D center such as DG Lab will prove crucial in innovation.

Shonosuke Hata

SHONOSUKE HATA

畑 彰之介

President,
Kakaku.com, Inc.

The rapid evolution in technology has changed consumer lifestyle. In collaboration with DG Lab, we look to develop new features to maximize Kakaku.com and Tabelog, and create new core service from scratch.

Hiroshi Rinno

HIROSHI RINNO

林野 宏

President and CEO,
Credit Saison Co.,Ltd.

The way we see it, advancement in technology leads to a high potential of changing financial solutions and businesses as a whole. As a core partner in this new initiative, we aim to export these new solutions and ideas.

Sponsorship Partners

We are actively looking for sponsorship partners who are interested in DG Lab’s concept and willingness to carry out joint R&D efforts. Please contact DG Lab Operational Team for more information.

Benefits of Sponsorship Partner (not limited to)

  • 1. Priority negotiation rights to use research results in own products
  • 2. Staffing in either Tokyo or San Francisco for DG Lab operated projects
  • 3. Networking opportunities at *THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE
  • 4. Networking opportunities at quarterly held network events/ meetings
  • 5. First hand viewing to research reports and results

*Hosted by Digital Garage and co-founder, Joi Ito, an annual conference that covers seminal themes of the year in the internet industry. Thought leading minds of chosen theme both domestic and international gathers for exchange of opinion, showcase of research, etc.

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