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

August 23rd, 2021, the new R&D center for Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne was built right next to Biel/Bienne station, Canton of Bern.

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
・Coworking

NEWS

Our Habasit / TRAPO conveyors are now integrated with our manual workstations from our partners Phoenix Mecano and Bossard Group. The connection from TIM which is our MES is done over OPCUA to the two PLC from Schneider Electric and Bosch Rexroth.

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Merci Sébastien Bouilloux from Seb’Automatisme for the FANUC Switzerland GmbH CRX accessory! Most of the parts are 3D printed in colors.

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Last week one of our latest partners, OCTOTRONIC installed their first software version on our de-manufacturing station. This new station is equipped with a scale that recognizes when the dedicated step is done. The software is installed on a Schneider Electric Linux-based IPC. The station also has a #iolink master from SICK Sensor Intelligence connected to an RFID reader and a Smart lamp displaying the process status.

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The TTS from TRAPO AG can carry a load of up to 2000kg. Since a few days, a new #amr has been driving through the Swiss Smart Factory. The TTS from TRAPO AG can carry a load of up to 2000kg. In our case for the Lighthouse project industry 4.0, it will transport pallets of finished drones. Work in progress for the lighthouse project industry4.0 of the Swiss Smart Factory, this part of the TRAPO AG conveyor equipped with Habasit belts is driven by Schneider Electric. This module is equipped with multiple SICK Sensor Intelligence light barriers and UHF RFID antennas to track boxes. The electrical cabinet realized by W. Steinegger AG Steuerungsbau & Engineering is also almost finished. This system will be connected over opcua to the MES 1.00

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Work in progress for the lighthouse project industry4.0 of the Swiss Smart Factory, this part of the TRAPO AG conveyor equipped with Habasit belts is driven by Schneider Electric. This module is equipped with multiple SICK Sensor Intelligence light barriers and UHF RFID antennas to track boxes. The electrical cabinet realized by W. Steinegger AG Steuerungsbau & Engineering is also almost finished. This system will be connected over opcua to the MES

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Palletization station design and build by TRAPO AG for our Light house project industry4.0 is now working. A FANUC Switzerland GmbH CRX10iAL collaborative robot and a suction gripper from SMC Schweiz AG built the handling system, which can handle up to 9kg, integration done by RVM Engineering SA from Stadt Biel / Ville de Bienne.

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After a few months of planning, designing and building, let us introduce you to the machine built by Seb’Automatisme for the lighthouse project industry4.0. This flexible and modular machine with technologies of several partners of the Swiss Smart Factory, like Schneider Electric, Pilz, Pilz Schweiz, Pepperl+Fuchs Group, SCHUNK Intec Switzerland, SCHUNK – Superior Clamping and Gripping, SMC Schweiz AG, SMC, FANUC Europe, FANUC Switzerland GmbH, Balluff worldwide, Balluff Schweiz.

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we had a visit of a group from the EMBA in Digital Transformation FHGR in our new Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

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Today we had the first significant result of this proof of concept for the lighthouse project industry4.0.

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Our lighthouse project industry4.0 cubic demonstrator is still busy over the weekend at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne Ltd. YASKAWA France, YASKAWA Europe, SMC Schweiz AG and Seb’Automatisme

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Great first experience with our newest robotic friend, a FANUC Switzerland GmbH CRX10. It is great to see the evolution in programming and usability that Fanuc did on this #cobot. The robot is currently at the Berner Fachhochschule BFH Robotic Lab to test use-cases for a new project.

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First deburring action from the Schneider Electric P0 Delta Robot, this machine is designed and build by Seb’Automatisme machine for the lighthouse project of the swiss smart factory. The system is also equipped by more SSF partners, SMC Schweiz AG, Fraisa, and Balluff Schweiz. In a few weeks, the complete machine will be on display at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne Ltd.

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On August 12th, 2021, to create opportunities, promote and enhance innovation, Ota-City Industry and Economy Department, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne and Japan Innovation Park General Incorporated Association have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding on mutual cooperation in the field of innovation. The theme for the 1st joint collaborative program was 「Open Innovation & Manufacturing」 We took this program as an opportunity to explain the purpose of the MoU we have closed and introduce our activities as well as our newly built facilities.

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A new video has been released about our work with Microsoft Switzerland, a partner of the Swiss Smart Factory. In this video, we will introduce the Azure cloud provided by Microsoft Switzerland and the future collaboration with the Swiss smart factory.

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ETH Zurich’s spin-off AI company VU Engineering became a member of Swiss Smart Factory Network.

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A specialist for digital transformation in production, industrial engineering, and data analytics Octotronic became a member of
Swiss Smart Factory’s network.

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On June 16th 2021, the director of JIP Koyama delivered a presentation at the online seminar organized by the Embassy of Switzerland, Japan Swiss Business Hub Japan – Investment Promotion

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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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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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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 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. Today we show the first part of this ecosystem, the smart storage.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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CONTACT US

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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