Umeda has a variety of schemes to assist innovation in your business. The leading institution in this field is Knowledge Capital. As an intersection point for various people including corporations, researchers, creators, and ordinary consumers, Knowledge Capital provides a “knowledge creation base” where these people can connect their knowledge to create new value.
Knowledge Salon is a members-only venue to facilitate encounters and exchanges between people from different fields, including corporate people, researchers, and creators. By promoting such exchanges, the facility supports the creation of new projects.
Having established the way forward for a new project
This rental office provides a base for collaborative activities by serving as a satellite office for corporations in and outside Japan, or a base for venture companies and others. The facility provides a starting point to let projects advance steadily.
Having created prototypes
This display space introduces developmental prototypes or activities for cutting-edge technologies, products, and services of corporations, research institutions, universities and so forth. It provides an opportunity to obtain authentic reactions of users to prototypes.
When the products are finally complete
This multi-purpose theater seats 381 people and can be used for announcing new creations. Presenters can make use of the giant screen to give dramatic and impressive presentations.
This communication cafe offers a library stocked with books on wide-ranging fields and a generous menu. Tablets provided on the tables offer guests a range of around 100 e-books.
This showroom presents ideas for the near future from various corporations and universities. Visitors can encounter the lifestyle of the future not only though “knowledge” of products and information, but also through “play” and “experience.”
Seminars, exhibitions, parties and various other events can be held in this rentable conference room. It is linked to the Knowledge Theater, Event Lab, and other facilities to enable large scale events to be held.
Guest speakers from a wide range of business sectors and professions share their “knowledge” with participants in this weekly intellectual salon held every Thursday.
A talking event where the opinion leaders and motivators of our age come together around a low table to consider and explore what is “interesting."
Umeda also has a host of business innovation facilities, such as the business creation community center “Umeda MAG,” the business creation members’ office “GVH #5,” and the global innovation support base “Osaka Innovation Hub.”