Open Innovation Hub
Open Innovation is more than just a method. It is part of
Fujifilm’s corporate culture and philosophy to create value
We believe in creating strong relationships with our
partners and customers and collaboration and co-creation
to exchange ideas and innovate.
Open Innovation is more than just a method. It is part of Fujifilm’s corporate culture and philosophy to create value from innovation.
We believe in…
… strong relationships and exchange with our partners and customers
… collaboration and co-creation
… our knowledge and our core technologies
… products and services that make our world healthier, greener and more convenient
For these reasons, we have created the Open Innovation Hub as a physical space for interaction.
We believe in products and services that make our world healthier, greener and more convenient
We will continue to leverage and
adapt our knowledge, expertise, and resources, to make the world a safer and a more
7 reasons to visit the Open Innovation Hub
The Open Innovation Hub is a place where you and Fujifilm can interact to co-create new value by combining state-of-the-art core technologies developed by Fujifilm with your needs, expertise and ideas.
At our Open Innovation Hub in Ratingen (Düsseldorf area, Germany), you get a chance to:
- Get acquainted with Fujifilm’s business transformation and diversification
- learn more about our core technologies that is used in a broad area of applications
- discuss current and future health, environmental and societal challenges
- voice your needs and opinions as a customer
- identify new opportunities for collaboration
- co-create new ideas
- create or strengthen your partnership with Fujifilm.
At the Open Innovation Hub, the interaction with you as our potential partner marks the starting point of the innovation process. Within this stage-gate process, we will create and evaluate ideas. For the most promising idea, we will also elaborate the suitable form of collaboration. Some collaboration examples are highlighted here:
Kao had a collaboration with FUJIFILM Corporation and Technische Universität Dresden (Technical University of Dresden) to develop an innovative hair dye technology called “HD3 dye technology” at its European Research Laboratories in Darmstadt, Germany. An industry first, the technology uses a new generation of physical dye molecules that dye the hair in a completely new way and thereby deliver multi-dimensional, high-definition shine and long lasting brilliance whilst being gentle to both the hair and scalp. Fujifilm contributed to this project with its extensive expertise and knowledge in photographic dyes originally used in photographic film such as instant cameras (Instax), QuickSnap and printer ink. Fujifilm has a library of over 40,000 different types of dyes.
Core technologies involved
Nintendo Co., Ltd. works with FUJIFILM Corporation to enhance the gamer’s experience by building a link between Nintendo products and Fujifilm’s INSTAX products. For example, an app is provided where users can share their favorite character moments with fellow gamers digitally or by printing a custom, one-of-a-kind INSTAX photo from their FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI LINK series Smartphone Printer. The free, downloadable INSTAX MINI LINK for Nintendo Switch App allows filters and frames to be added to screenshots taken using the Nintendo Switch system’s capture function, which can be transmitted to a smartphone and then printed onto FUJIFILM INSTAX instant photos via the INSTAX MINI LINK Series of Smartphone Printers. The images can be printed with a variety of frames and stickers based on characters from Nintendo Switch games including Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, Super Mario™, New Pokémon Snap™, and now, Splatoon 3.
Core technologies involved
Daikin Industries, Ltd. and FUJIFILM Corporation began a joint development on noise reduction of air conditioners. Ventilating soundproofing material from FUJIFILM was installed on Daikin’s air conditioner with humidifying and ventilating functions, reducing operating noise by over 20%※1. The resulting soundproofed ventilating material was commercialized as an optional “silent humidifying and ventilation kit” for residential air conditioners in spring 2022.
※1 Approximately 20 to 30% reduction in air blow noise when the ventilation is set to high and the air blow mode is quiet, with and without the humidification/silent ventilation kit installed. (Blower noise reduction effect for models with a cooling capacity of 2.2 to 9.0 kW at the JIS measurement position)
Core technologies involved
Current Collaboration Opportunities
At Fujifilm, we are currently open for collaborations in the following areas. If you have an opportunity in mind, for example a use case, then you are welcome to discuss it with us.
Fujifilm’s High-precision Coating Technology
Fujifilm has a long history of producing high-quality coatings. The company began producing photographic film in the 1930s, and over the years, we have developed and refined our coating technologies to meet the needs of a variety of industries. Fujifilm is a leading company in the production of high-quality coatings for various applications. Fujifilm developed and perfected a range of coating technologies and capabilities that make our products stand out from the competition. Fujifilm has many kinds of coating technologies capabilities as described below:
Multilayer slide coating
Fujifilm was one of the pioneers of multilayer slide coating technology, which involves the simultaneous application of multiple layers of coating onto a substrate. This technology is ideal for producing complex coatings with precise thickness and uniformity such as photo film.
Web tension slot-die coating
Fujifilm's web tension slot-die coating technology is a highly advanced process that allows for the production of high-quality coatings on a continuous web of material. This technology is ideal for producing coatings for flexible electronics, such as magnetic tapes.
Slot die coating
Fujifilm's slot die coating technology is a high-speed process that allows for the production of large quantities of coatings in a short amount of time. This technology is ideal for producing coatings for flexible electronics, such as flexible displays.
Fujifilm's bar coating technology is a versatile process that allows for the precise application of coatings onto a hard, univen aluminium structure. This technology is ideal for producing print offset printing plates for printers.
Exploring the Potential of Future Possibilities
At Fujifilm, one of the technology focus points is high precision forming. Our production facilities and our expertise in coating technology are available for contract engineering and manufacturing activities. We offer operational excellence, high volume manufacturing, experienced employees and quality systems based on many years of production experience and continuous process improvements. If you are interested to learn more about our coating capabilities, please contact us.
Fujifilm's Imaging Technology
Fujifilm's imaging technology is focused on the creation of high-quality images with natural colors and textures. Fujifilm’s technology is based on the company's core technologies of image processing, optics, and material science. By integrating these technologies, Fujifilm has been able to create innovative imaging products that provide exceptional image quality.
Image Processing Technology
Fujifilm's image processing technology is based on our proprietary image processing algorithms. These algorithms are designed to reproduce natural colors and textures by optimizing the image signal processing. The technology enables Fujifilm to create images that are true to life, even in low-light conditions.
Fujifilm's optics technology is centered on the development of high-performance lenses. Fujifilm created a range of lenses that provide superior optical performance, including the ability to capture sharp and clear images, even in low-light conditions. Our lenses also provide exceptional depth-of-field control, enabling photographers to create stunning bokeh effects.
Material Science Technology
Fujifilm's material science technology is focused on the creation of advanced materials that improve the performance of our imaging products. We have developed a range of materials that are used in our lenses and image sensors. These materials provide improved light transmission, reduced glare, and increased durability.
Fujifilm Security Cameras
One of the standout examples of Fujifilm's imaging technology in action is our security camera lens. Designed to perform even in the most challenging lighting conditions, this lens showcases the company's commitment to producing products that provide exceptional image quality. Incorporating proprietary Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) technology, this lens minimizes flare and ghosting, ensuring a clear and unobstructed view for critical security applications.
Exploring the Potential of Future Possibilities
At Fujifilm, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with our imaging technology. We believe that there are countless potential applications for our technology, and we are always excited to explore new ideas and collaborate with innovators from all backgrounds. If you are interested in discovering new applications for Fujifilm's imaging technology, we encourage you to visit our Open Innovation Hub.
Fujifilm's core technologies are based on its expertise on photosensitive materials. These
are not just part of our heritage. We are the foundation of our products and services that
used in a broad range of different applications.
In addition to the current collaboration opportunities highlighted above, you are welcome to approach us with ideas which are related to one or several of these core technologies
Technology to convert imaging targets to digital data for control
Request an invitation
Please get in touch to request an invitation or more information. Visits to the Open Innovation Hub are by appointment only.
Tuan Huy Ma