NEC Labs America reports directly to the NEC Research and Development Division. The Research and Development Division of NEC may be slightly different from what are considered ordinary corporate laboratories. Although our labs were initially established to produce cutting-edge technologies that would contribute to our businesses, since the 1990s they have focused on tackling the challenges of proposing social solutions that combine multiple technologies and ideas. In recent years, we have designed an unconventional and flexible commercialization flow, which is producing results. For example, in some cases the researchers themselves spin out businesses, and in other cases independent companies are launched together with customers from the initial stages of research and development. Through the proper use of flexible exit paths according to the characteristics of the developed technologies without being caught up in the stereotype of productization through internal business divisions, we have achieved the rapid commercialization of research results. Such endeavors are attracting attention within the world of business administration studies as a new style of corporate research and development.
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