Open Innovation Platform


Core Partners

Sponsorship Partners


Kaoru Hayashi Kaoru Hayashi


林 郁

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

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

Digital Garage, Inc.

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,, Inc.

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

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.