The JVCKENWOOD Group has been promoting the “creation of a future connecting people and spacetime” as a technology development strategy, while returning to the origin of Monozukuri (Manufacturing). We are conducting research and technology development with a view to the next generation based on the core technologies of visuals, audio, communication and design cultivated since the JVC and Kenwood era.
In 2021, we established the Future Creation Research Laboratory which is committed to making contributions to daily life and creating new value in the future, with a priority on the topics of solving societal issues, enhancing incubation, creating intellectual properties and advancing technical skills.
In 2023, we established the Innovation Design Center as a new organization to practice design management to develop an interface for the creation and discovery of new business opportunities as well as implement the development of service infrastructure.
In addition to expanding its existing business, the JVCKENWOOD Group also aims to expand in adjacent and new business areas by actively promoting its original core technologies as well as open innovation in collaboration with partners in various industries, and developing new technologies that lead to advanced “solution business” services for resolving social issues. Initiatives include implementing human-centric design with a focus on user experience and user interface, and responding to drastic changes in security technologies.
With emphasis on a design management perspective, we will create new value and promote the realization of a connected world by applying a design perspective to our core technologies. Through collaboration and co-creation by the Future Creation Research Institute, Innovation Design Center, JVCKENWOOD Design and Intellectual Property Department, We will drive initiatives for creation of expanded diversity of human capital and enhancement of intellectual capital in anticipation of the next generation. We promote management that links the proactive disclosure of these important human and intellectual capital with our technology development strategy.
Innovation brought about by such initiatives will be accumulated as a portfolio of intellectual property expected to be used in the future, and utilized in our business and management as a source of creating new value and strengthening our competitive edge.