Just over a year and half has passed since Konica Minolta opened in Brno, Czech Republic, the first European R&D centre: Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe (KMLE) is the expression of a research and innovation strategy undertaken by the Japanese company as part of its journey of transformation.
This year 2017 has seen the opening of two new laboratories: the former, located in Munich, Germany, is focusing on ICT solutions for healthcare; the latter will have a focus on Smart Systems and it will be located in Rome, Italy.
All of the European R&D Labs, under the coordination of the London headquarters, leverage on close collaboration with BIC Europe and other Konica Minolta research centres around the world: Tokyo in Japan, and San Mateo (San Francisco) in USA. This configuration enables KMLE to take advantage of the most advanced technologies to support new business opportunities driven by innovation and customers’ needs.
“At Konica Minolta we are embracing several research challenges in many different areas with a focus on the context where most of our customers’ interests reside: the workplace of the future.” says Dennis Curry, executive director and deputy CTO of Konica Minolta. “This year Konica Minolta has launched Workplace Hub, our first step towards delivering systems that intuitively connect people, places and devices into a platform where information flows easily and IT support is accessible and manageable from a single place.”
In order to keep moving fast with the research activities under the umbrella of ICT for the workplace of the future, KMLE is growing and it is focusing in Smart Systems, that specifically includes: Digital Workplace Technologies, Cyber Physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
Therefore, KMLE is hiring a R&D Strategy and Technology Manager for the laboratory in Rome: contact us if you are interested in our activities or apply for this position through the portal of the agency that is supporting us in the search for candidates.