The YASKAWA Innovation Program
YASKAWA will create new values in the fields of Mechatronics, Clean Power, and Humatronics, together with startup companies worldwide.
Policy & Vision
YASKAWA will form collaborative partnerships with startup companies worldwide, initially in the field of IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), to bring additional synergistic effects in new business creation, and also to expand YASKAWA’s main business area, originating from core technologies stated in Vision 2025; Robotics, Motion Control, and Power Conversion.
Background and Objective
To date, Yaskawa has formed capital alliances with and has been working together with companies with whom it sees potential for technical synergies such as ReWalk Robotics Ltd., an Israeli venture that makes exoskeleton devices which aid people to walk, Japanese EV venture GLM Co., Ltd., and Robotic Biology Institute Inc., a venture in the field of automation in biomedical work. In recent years, open innovation has become more widespread in society, and many venture companies, both in Japan and abroad, have appeared on the scene with advanced technology and applications that offer potential for commercialization in short periods. By making full-fledged investments in venture companies which have capacities for faster development to add to its own high level of technology, Yaskawa will accelerate its bid to achieve “fusion of core technology advancement and open innovation” as outlined in its Vision 2025 and offer new values to society.
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