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NEC to create global innovation base near Tokyo


NEC Corporation has announced the construction of a global base for innovation near Tokyo. The provisionally named "NEC Innovation Building" is slated to be 12 stories above ground and to provide a total floor area of approximately 50,000 square meters at a construction cost of roughly 33 billion yen. Construction will begin in March 2023 and is expected to be completed in June 2025.

NEC said the new building is scheduled to be used by approximately 4,700 people belonging to organizations, such as the Global Innovation Unit, that are involved in the creation of innovation, including the development of cutting-edge technologies and new business development at NEC. By making use of NEC's diverse assets, the company aims to become a forum for "creating knowledge" by interacting with startups and partners around the world and creating social value through open innovation.

Visitors will be welcomed at an open main entrance on the second floor, and the fifth to 12th floors will have have an atrium structure in the center with an interior staircase to provide opportunities for interaction and communication among users. In addition to office floors, the building will also have a floor for evaluation experiments and demonstrations, a floor for joint research and development with partners, and a floor for events and networking. Moreover, as a flagship building for work style reform, a "Communication Hub" will be provided as a forum for collaboration with team members throughout the building, as well as an "Innovation Hub" where individuals from inside and outside the company can gather and a variety of digital technologies, such as facial recognition, will be installed.

As part of efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and promote energy conservation, the building will feature methods for taking advantage of solar power generation from the roof, geothermal heat, efficient natural ventilation using the atrium and natural lighting through sunlight from skylights. Furthermore, NEC plans to optimize control using various sensors, including lighting control from motion sensors and illuminance sensors, human flow and radiation temperature detection control using image sensors, and ventilation control using real-time occupancy detection.

As a countermeasure against disasters, the building will adopt a seismic isolation structure and a machine/equipment arrangement that does not impair the building's functions, even with a flood height of 2.6 meters.

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"NEC to create global innovation base near Tokyo"

Does anyone find this headline fantasy like?

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Good, but where exactly? why no info?

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Good, but where exactly? why no info?

It's a secret location. All we need to know is that it's near Tokyo, and not somewhere in Akita, for example.

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Indeed Tokyo, Japan is a truly global, open, transparent and innovate hub where everyone are always welcome - all the world gathers as the very center for new ideas ! !

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"NEC to create global innovation base near Tokyo"

Does anyone find this headline fantasy like?

How much it hurts you when Japan does something good, lol ..

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They should build it underwater. No space in Tokyo, have you seen how close the houses are together?

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It will of course include telephone and fax numbers, to receive global, innovative ideas.

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So what happens to their headquarters in Central Tokyo ? Is this a sort of slap in the face for being non-innovative ?

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As for NEC's existing innovation.... right... as a home consumer of Japanese Products, NEC is a major contributor there, a lot of the home Internet equipment that you may have in Japan comes from them - however it's also pretty lame, lacks security, and very inflexible. And when it comes to Security.... Ignoring TCP/UDP... ever thought of other IP "Protocols" on the stack, that simply pass through, to other NEC produced Tech ? (Just like Chinese Backdoors in Hardware that the US is so concerned over).

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Sounds not like a real profitable business hub but more like a Game Center, where those new nerds, geeks, trolls and wokies are taken from the streets or their hikikomori rooms and even may get a bit paid for their phantasies, being far or contrary from real practical life and science.

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