Konica-Minolta-Laboratory-Europe– Collaborations


The hub where innovative ICT solutions come to life

Exploiting Konica Minolta’s long history of innovation, we have recently commenced research projects at our laboratories in Europe. We aim to elicit a transformation process for improving and developing new products and services in the smart systems domain and in digital workplaces, keeping customers’ needs at the heart of our focus. We validate these new ideas through experiments, proof-of-concept and demonstration. The results of our activities provide us with a base for the development of new solutions.

Konica Minolta is working hard to make business better for its clients through innovations and we believe in the power of many: we are keen to share our results and collaborate with others who are also exploring and developing technologies and services in the areas of our research activities.

Business Innovation Centre

KMLE s collaborates with Business Innovation Centres (BIC) whose team focuses on giving shape to ideas in a creative environment, through technology and business incubation. Our laboratory shares with BIC the passion about creating new technologies to improve the lives of our global community, to develop new offerings in the areas of digital workplace, sensing & information management, business technology and healthcare.

Research, Development & Innovation Ecosystem in Konica Minolta

BIC – Business Innovation Centre Europe
  • Incubation of market-ready technology solutions
  • Global open Innovation
  • BIC builds a coordinated partnership
  • Incubation of new innovative solutions to be integrated into new product platform
KMLE – Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe
  • KMLE delivers critical elements for Konica Minolta portfolio extension
  • R&D activities guided by technology roadmaps and core strategy
  • Demostrating technology solution platforms through PoCs

Innovation Radar

Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe (KMLE) and Business Innovation Centre (BIC) released Konica Minolta Innovation and Technology Radar. Our radar outlines growth fields and research areas where Konica Minolta either further develops existing portfolio, or focuses on the development of new products and services. This Innovation and Technology Radar is the result of a collaborative effort between BIC and KMLE, documenting research areas in which Konica Minolta has a developing interest and delineating the future strategies of the company in different research areas.

How is the Innovation & Technology Radar structured?

The radar tracks interesting technologies for Konica Minolta that are represented in the infographic by small coloured and numbered circles. For each number there is a corresponding explanation on the left side, providing a short description. We organize the technologies onto the radar using two categorizing elements: the quadrants and the rings.

What are the quadrants?

The quadrants represent different sectors of applications in which Konica Minolta is interested:

  • Information automation & sensing
  • Digital workplace services
  • Business technologies
  • Healthcare

What are the rings?

The rings indicate how mature these technologies are with respect to possible market applications from a Konica Minolta point of view.

  • Short term: Proven and mature technologies, whose application may enable Konica Minolta to provide market ready solutions over the next 1-2 years.
  • Mid-term: Maturing technologies, whose applications have yet to be proven, though expected to be market ready over the next 3-5 years. Konica Minolta is therefore investing efforts in further development of these technologies.
  • Long-term: Emerging technologies, which are currently not available for applications, deemed to have a great impact in industry over the next 5+ years. Konica Minolta is therefore interested in monitoring future advancements related with these technologies.

How did we realize the Konica Minolta Innovation & Technology Radar?

The current version of the KM Innovation and Technology Radar has been inspired by ThoughtWorks Radar  and it has been realized by using the resources available from the Tech-Radar on Github.