ABOUT JAPAN INNOVATION PARK

Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association(JIP) was established in Tokyo Japan to enhance the innovation between Japan and Switzerland. Japan Innovation Park helps firms to create cross-border business opportunities with our partners from Switzerland.
Switzerland Innovation is the national project funded by The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Swiss Government. Japan Innovation Park(JIP) is the exclusive partner of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne in Japan.

 SWITZERLAND INNOVATION

Switzerland Innovation is the national project funded by The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Swiss Government. Our organizations are working on collaborative projects closely with global firms, top educational and research institutes globally. Our collaborative environment provides not only the facilities for Research and Development but also easy access to multilingual human resources, cutting edge technologies and our global partner companies.

OUR FACILITIES

SIPBB MAIN BUILDING

This is the main building of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne. Co-working spaces, lounge, demo spaces and office spaces are available to welcome firms and global firms, SMEs and startups are working together and collaborating on many projects. We also help firms to organize exclusive events and workshops together with our partners.

SWISS SMART FACTORY

SWISS SMART FACTORY is working on cluster projects and PoCs(Industry4.0 related, IoT, AI, AR/VR)It also provides and organizes many events, workshops, demo spaces and office spaces.

NEW BUILDING

The new building of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne which is located very close to Biel/Bienne station in Kanton Bern. The building is now under construction(Total cost 45 million CHF) and it will be completed in 2020. Switzerland Innovation Park, universities and companies plan to enter the building.

LIGHT HOUSE PROJECT INDUSTRY4.0

The Lighthouse project Industry4.0 is intended to show how Industry4.0 can already work today with an entire production ecosystem. The initiator of the project is the Swiss Smart Factory of the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne. The Association for the Promotion of the “Swiss Smart Factory” already has 50 members and 40 of these are cooperating in the lighthouse project.

OUR FOCUS AREA

SWISS SMART FACTORY

The Swiss Smart Factory (SSF) is the first test and demonstration platform for Industry 4.0 in Switzerland. It covers technologies and projects related to Industry4.0 such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics / Cobotics, AR/VR, Smart Networking / Automation.

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SWISS MEDTECH CENTER

In the SWISS MEDTECH CENTER (SMTC), research, medicine and industry work on interdisciplinary innovation projects in the fields of medical technology and health technology. SWISS MEDTECH CENTER covers technologies and projects related to Medtech such as Multiple Sensor/Actuator, 3D Technology, Biomechanics and Data Analytics/AI.

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SWISS BATTERY TECHNOLOGY CENTER

The SWISS BATTERY TECHNOLOGY CENTER (SBTC) conducts research and development in the vast field of energy storage. Its mission is to optimize all electrical, chemical and mechanical aspects when developing new methods and products. SWISS BATTERY TECHNOLOGY CENTER covers advanced technologies and projects related to battery such as Battery Design, Connection Technology and Thermal Management.

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SWISS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER

The SWISS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER (SAMC) provides professional support for applied research in advanced manufacturing technologies with a focus on metal additive manufacturing with lasers. SWISS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER (SAMC) supports industry and research partners in research projects based on its broad industrial understanding of laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM). SWISS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER covers technologies and projects related to manufacturing technology such and Addictive Manufacturing, Selective Laser Melting and 3D printing process optimization.

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OUR SUPPORT

Japan Innovation Park provides the following supports
・Support to work on cluster projects and Proof of Concept in Switzerland
・Support to create an open innovation platform with global partners
・Support to reach multilingual human resources
・Support to search for and find a business partner
・Support to expand its business to the EU market based in Switzerland
・Support to structure company branding towards the EU market based in Switzerland

NEWS

On April 8th, JIP delivered the seminar “Swiss Open Innovation Seminar” (Organizer : Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association, Co-organizer : JETRO Geneva, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, Swiss Smart Factory).

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On March 25th, JIP delivered the seminar “J-Startup Hour – Open Innovation to realize a decarbonized society, Circular Economy and Smart City” (Organizer : The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, JP Government)

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On March 16th, JIP provided the webinar “The possibility of energy harvesting with open innovation” at Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center (Organizer : Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center, Supported by Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology and Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association).

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JIP will provide webinars (Organizer: Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association supported by Switzerland Global Enterprise, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Kawasaki-Kanagawa Robot Business Association) at Technical Show Yokohama 2021(Organizer: Kanagawa Industrial Promotion Center, Yokohama-City Industrial Federation, Kanagawa prefecture and Yokohama City).

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Japan Innovation Park started to support the data-management Proof of Concept to visualize CO2 emissions across manufacturing processes with the aim of transforming into a sustainable and law-carbon economy conducted by NTT, NTT Communications, SIEMENS and Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne which is a private Swiss non-profit organization managed under the national project【Switzerland Innovation】funded by The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Swiss Government. The implementation of this Proof of Concept will start from January 2021. Japan Innovation Park supports this Proof of Concept between Japan and Switzerland. As a bridge between the two countries, Japan Innovation Park supports firms to implement a Proof of Concept which leads to business innovation of companies and take prompt actions to promote global open innovation with overseas companies and Japanese companies.

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On November 6th 2020, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, Swiss Smart Factory held the online event “Out of the Crisis – the Role of Digital Technologies in the COVID-19 Crisis”. Mr.Koki Mitani (Senior Research Engineer, NTT Software Innovation Center) provided the presentation “Global Data Infrastructure for Data Sharing between Businesses” and Dr.Dominik Rohrmus (CTO, Labs Network Industrie 4.0/ SIEMENS AG) provided the presentation “Exclusive Insights into Gaia X – Europe’s cloud platform”. And also, Dr. Francisco Betti (Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production) provided a presentation at this event.

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JIP will provide presentations at Smart Factory Japan 2020 ONLINE. The presentations is about “Switzerland Innovation Park / Japan Innovation Park”(Hosted by Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association, Cooperation by Kawasaki-Kanagawa Robot Business Association, Switzerland Global Enterprise) .

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A good year after the foundation stone was laid, the shell of the new Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne was completed in July 2020. In a prime location, directly behind Biel’s main train station and only a few minutes’ walk from the center and the lake, the five-story building is now visible in full size. In the next 9 months, the interior will be completed step by step.

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The newest video about the Swiss Smart Factory Lighthouse project industry4.0 is out. This time we introduce the topic of data analytics and explain which machine learning algorithm is used when.

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Our industry4.0 related Lighthouse project cubic demonstrator is finally up and running at the NMB museum in Biel for the “Hello, Robot & Biel/Bienne 4.0” exhibition taking place from September 26th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021.

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Work in progress at Seb’Automatisme for Lighthouse project Industry4.0 machine equipped with technologies from Swiss Smart Factory’s partners.

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The head of the project Michael Wendling visited bytics Group. bytics Group is an innovative company with a diverse base of products and services that range from engineering to software. The Lighthouse project Industrie 4.0 will integrate hardware and software created by the bytics Group.

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August 24th, 2020, more than 50 members attended the network meeting of Swiss Smart Factory at FANUC Switzerland GmbH. Pierre Rottet and Cyril Amez gave an exclusive insight into the activities, the products and the philosphy at FANUC.

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Swiss Smart Factory’s member CoreTigo provided Swiss Smart Factory the first IO-Link Wireless components. We are looking forward to integrating more Partners’ systems in our Lighthouse project industry 4.0 production ecosystem.

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The Swiss Smart Factory of the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne Ltd., a place where we build and test the future of the industry. This year over 50 companies joined us in what we call the lighthouse project industry 4.0. The goal is to create a fully functional and highly flexible interconnected production ecosystem. In our second video, we show how to digital retrofit your production.

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On June 4th 2020, the director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation with Mr. Toshihiro Matsuda, Head of Invest Promotion at Embassy of Switzerland in Japan at the event “J-Startup Hour” organized by Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry JP Government (METI). Mr.Matsuda introduced Switzerland Innovation and Koyama introduced activities of Japan Innovation Park and Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

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On May 28th 2020, the director of JIP Koyama will deliver a presentation with Mr. Toshihiro Matsuda, Head of Invest Promotion at Embassy of Switzerland in Japan at the event “J-Startup Hour” organized by Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry JP Government (METI). Mr.Matsuda will introduce Switzerland Innovation and Koyama will introduce activities of Japan Innovation Park and Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

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On May 1st 2020, Mr. Matsuda from Switzerland Global Enterprise and JIP director Koyama have provided online consultation to startup firms “Switzerland Innovation consultation day” at Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center.

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On April 30th 2020, the director of JIP Koyama delivered an online presentation at the seminar “Switzerland and Japan – GlobaI Innovation” organized by Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center.

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The Swiss Smart Factory, a place where we build and test the future of the industry. This year over 50 companies joined us in what we call the lighthouse Project. The goal is to create a fully functional and highly flexible interconnected production ecosystem.

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On March 27th 2020, Johnson & Johnson visited the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, Swiss MedTech Center. Swiss MedTech Center had an extraordinary meeting to plan future activities with Johnson & Johnson.

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The new facility of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel Bienne has been under construction and scheduled to be completed in October 2020.

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On February 13th 2020, the director of JIP Koyama and Woywod delivered a presentation at the seminar “STARTUP PORT 2020 in Haneda” at Startup Hub Tokyo.

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On February 4th 2020, Swiss Smart Factory, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel Bienne and Japan Innovation Park GIA welcomed Mr. Matsuda head of Invest Promotion at Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and Japanese company to our facility in Biel Bienne. We have introduced our current on-going projects and had a discussion with JP firms.

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On December 19th 2019, the director of JIP Koyama participated in the program “HANEDA INNOVATION CITY BUSINESS BUILD”

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On December 19th 2019, the director of JIP Koyama participated in “International Robot Exhibition 2019” (hosted by Japan Robot Association / Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd)

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On December 3rd 2019, the director of JIP Koyama, Woywod and Gorecky delivered a presentation at the seminar “Switzerland and Japan Global Open Innovation ~The real of cross-border co-creation~” held at Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center

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On December 2nd 2019, Director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation at the seminar of the EU market study group of Ota-city Industrial Promotion Organization held at Ota city Industrial Plaza (PiO)

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On November 29th 2019, director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation about our activities at the seminar organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and X-HUB TOKYO

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On November 17th 2019, director of JIP Koyama participated in the industrial exchange program “OTA TRANSIT”

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On November 13th 2019, JIP has received an opportunity to provide consultation to startups “Switzerland Innovation consultation day” at Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center. We appreciate inquiries from cutting edge startups and SMEs and support from Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center.

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On November 7th 2019, the director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation at the seminar “Switzerland Innovation – Swiss Global Open Innovation” held at Kawasaki-NEDO Innovation Center.

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On November 6th 2019, Swiss Smart Factory will be a part of DIMOFAC project.

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On October 29h 2019, Swiss Smart Factory joined European Union Digital Regions and will be working together till 2023.

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On October 15th 2019, Switzerland Innovation exhibited at CEATEC Swiss Tech Pavilion.

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On 30th September 2019, 2nd International Smart Factory Summit was organized by Swiss Smart Factory at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

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On September 25th 2019, JIP delivered a presentation at the Global Open Innovation seminar organized by Kawasaki-Kanagawa Robot Business Association, Co-organized with Swiss Smart Factory Japan, supported by Smart Factory 2019 Office (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun) held at Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Center.

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On September 2nd 2019, 5th Medtech Innovation Event was held at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne. Many professionals in Medtech field participated in the event.

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Switzerland was ranked first and as the most innovative country for 9 years in a row. This ranking was issued by Global Innovation Index from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD

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On July 24th 2019, JIP received an opportunity from Ota-city office and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan to discuss to strengthen and deepen the relationship between Switzerland and Ota-city.

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On July 7th 2019, on the occasion of the visit of F.C. Guy Parmelin, Swiss and Switzerland related Academic & Economic Networks in Japan gathered at the residence of Ambassador Paroz on July 7th. the signing ceremony of Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association took place and was celebrated with the support from the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.

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On June 5th 2019, JIP delivered a presentation at Smart Factory Japan 2019, Tokyo Big Site “Switzerland Innovation Swiss Smart Factory” jointly organized by Swiss Smart Factory Japan and Kawasaki-Kanagawa Robot Business Association, Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.

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On May 21st 2019, the director of JIP Koyama and corporate lawyer for JIP Makino received an opportunity to participate in Seiwa Seisaku Kenkyūkai’s party held by Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and greeted with Ex-deputy chief cabinet secretary Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura and Mr. Seishiro Eto.

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On May 6st 2019, the inauguration of new building of Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne was celebrated with the participation of Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin.

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Startup Weekend Biel/Bienne 2019 was held with US Accelerator techstars (In partnership with Google for startup) between 22nd March and 24th March at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

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On March 18th 2019, the Head of Swiss Medtech Center as well as the director of JIP Mr. Raniero Pittini delivered a presentation “Introduction of advanced research at Swiss Medtech Center” through “Switzerland – Center of Research and Development for Life Science” and the director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation of introducing “Swiss Smart Factory Japan”at the Medtech Japan 2019 with the support from the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.

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On February 28th 2019, the Director Industrial Science and Technology Project Promotion Office, Research and Development Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Mr. Matsumoto and Head of JETRO Geneve Mr. Wada visited Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

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On February 5th 2019, officials of JETRO Geneve visited Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

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On 22nd November 2018, 1st International Smart Factory Summit was organized by Swiss Smart Factory at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

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On October 18th 2018, JIP received an opportunity from the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan to have a discussion about our activities between Japan and Switzerland.

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    COMPANY INFORMATION

    Company Information

    Company name: Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association
    Address : Iino-Bldg. 9F, 2-1-1, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    E-mail  : info@japan-innovation-park.com