At Konica Minolta we believe in fostering meaningful innovation, developing new technologies and growing creative ideas that deliver significant change for millions of people. As part of our strategy for achieving that we have created Business Innovation Centre activities across the world.Find out more
Business Innovation Centers (the BICs) are established in 5 major regions as the core engine of growth for Konica Minolta. The BICs’ mission is to gain a deeper understanding of our customers’ needs and deliver value to the world.
New lab and client innovation centre opening in Brno
In Europe, we're collaborating with academic institutes, startups and our clients. We propose ideas and shape them collaboratively with others into commercialised businesses.
Something magical happens with great ideas: they create a kind of gravity, pulling people in and helping to spark more new ideas. It's not hard to grow a great idea once the right people and resources are in place to nurture it.
We're lucky at Konica Minolta to have a passionate team of people, working in cutting edge laboratories around the world, who are connected with top academics and industry peers. We want to extend that inclusive and collaborative network.
Bernd heads a diverse team in Europe and is tasked with finding new, high-growth businesses for Konica Minolta in Europe
Our research and development labs around the world are available to partners. Perhaps your project would benefit from being incubated at one for an extended period or maybe it would be useful simply to have a talk to our experts there.
Our North American BIC is based in Foster City, California
1051 E Hillsdale Blvd
Our colleagues in BIC Japan are based in Tokyo
1 Chome-1-1 Shibaura
Our Berlin Facility is based the Kreuzberg District
Schlesischen Straße 27
The first laboratory for Konica Minolta Research & Development opened in 2015
Holandská 880/7, 639 00
This prototype from our Tokyo lab explores full-colour holographic display with sensors and a camera. The glasses feature a transparent film placed on the right arm, just above the lens, and can be used for augmented reality.
This is an outline of a new concept being developed within the Business Innovation Centre - we will integrate broader technologies into the office multi-functional device footprint for connectivity, local compute power and applications store. You can nominate your ideas for function and features via our enquiry contact page.
The refit is complete - and represents our first Research & Development site in Europe
What new business streams could the IoT bring to a sector under pressure - namely hotels and hospitality? We've started to investigate this area by sponsoring a Masters Graduate study at UCL's Electronics and Engineering Department.
Our first investment was in an augmented reality SDK called Wikitude (see our Leading Edge Community page). Since then, we've been building an ecosystem of companies around augmented reality to address education, healthcare, field maintenance and many others.
This vast area of expertise, care and business is one in which Konica Minolta has existing business in imaging and diagnostic equipment. We're looking to expand this business through partnerships in these areas and in healthcare IT administration systems.
This is a solution 'field', not a specific technology. It's where people, devices and places interact - with varying degrees of success. A digital workplace incorporates collaborative technologies, real time location services, semantic engines to name but a few. All these are areas we're keen to develop and invest in.