Innovation is a combination of existing ideas. In Silicon Valley, many start-up companies work for creating fresh ideas based on this innovative thinking. After twelve years of conducting purely research activities as DOCOMO Communications Laboratories USA, Inc., “DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.” was established in August 2011. It was necessary for us to change the organization, because the IT business market and the style of mobile communications have drastically changed in recent years. In October 2015, DOCOMO Capital was merged with DOCOMO Innovations, and we became a direct subsidiary company of NTT DOCOMO.
We, as the new DOCOMO Innovations, will take big advantage of our Silicon Valley location. We have four concurrent organizational functions, including Business Development and Investment, Open Services Innovation, Product Planning & Strategy, and Mobile Network Technology. Groups performing each function are able to fully communicate and exchange information, leading to synergistic effects.
Our mission is to take advantage of communicating and collaborating with business partners and engineers in other research laboratories in order to find triggers for globally developing innovative products and services. It is also important to search the area thoroughly for possible business opportunities and to react quickly to opportunities found. With all the functions of our company we strongly believe that we can create something innovative and contribute to the world’s dramatic moments in mobile technologies and business growth.
We have beautiful scenery and weather here in California, the food is nice, and there are a wide variety of cultures here. Good conditions for start-up businesses. Silicon Valley is so vibrant. Antiquated products and services regularly fade away, and new ideas come out by working with talented people from all over the world. If you have a chance to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area, please stop by.
President & CEO, DOCOMO Innovations, Inc