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What is Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC)?

It's a platform to unlock people's sense of value and thoughts and solve social issues while working together with others who have the same goals.

Thoughts on Establishing Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC)Thoughts on establishment


    Creating a Platform Model to Promote Social Innovation in Japan


    Evolving humanity into a sustainable society

  • Establishment

    In 2014, Wehe spent six months traveling around the world to see firsthand what was happening in the world.
    We worked hard to properly communicate the sense of urgency he felt there to Japanese companies and launch a research group to encourage them to take action.
    Our innovation journey began with the launch of Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC) in collaboration with 26 renowned companies and world's leading universities.


We have compiled the DBIC's more detailed founding story into a proposal that we hope will help with the challenge of envisioning the future.

Update You Four frameworks S by 4D

DBIC advocates "Social Innovation by 4D (S by 4D)" as a model for solving social problems by unlocking individual values and thoughts and working with colleagues with the same goals.

voices of the participants

We were able to systematically verbalize what was vague as Digital Transformation.

DBIC has a domestic program, and it was really good that I was able to relearn design thinking at this time.

I had 4 days, so I had plenty of time for one program, so I could relax. I wish I could have this much time.

I realized again that the approach and the work for searching the problem place are weak.

It is difficult to think subjectively when coming up with an idea. I discovered that I could choose another idea when I took it subjectively.

It was a valuable experience for me to be able to give a lecture directly to Wade throughout the course, though it was not an e-learning.

Professor Wade's video had a high quality of real movement and real voice, and I felt as if I was listening to the explanation directly.

The opportunity to have discussions with people from various industries is a very useful opportunity, and I think it is the greatest value of this training.

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Member companiesof Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC)

  • Ajinomoto Group
  • JT
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
  • ANA Systems Co., Ltd.(in recess)
  • JAPAN AIRLINES(in recess)
  • Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
  • ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
  • Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
  • NTT DATA Corporation
  • INES Corporation
  • Infotec,Inc.
  • LINCREA Corp.
  • Seiko Solutions Inc.
  • NID Co., Ltd.(in recess)
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Monex Group, Inc.
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company
  • Japan Post Group
  • Dentsu Digital Inc.
  • Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Operating Organizations

  • Organization Name CeFIL (non-profit organization)
  • Division Name Digital Business Innovation Center (DBIC)
  • Representative Name Hiroshi Yokotsuka
  • Postal Address PORTAL POINT Ebisu, Yebisu Garden Place B1, 4-20-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6090 Japan
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  • Established May 20, 2016
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