Convergence and Collaboration
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The most excellent core technologies in cutting-edge ICT, energy, automotive, semiconductor, biotechnology, medical, and material science fields are scattered across companies and organizations all around the globe. With the global top-level service and technology, the Japanese mobile telephone services are producing new services and products through the merging of different technologies across the boundaries between different business areas, industries and organizations. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is continuing to evolve as a key technology for tracking more assets and property all around the world. In Japan, measures to create new value chains through collaborative strategies crossing over organizational boundaries between businesses and industries are being undertaken through applied research into smart-grid centered energy infrastructure. By joint ventures established between such organizations as the Tokyo Electric Power Company, Nippon Oil Corporation, Mitsubishi, NTT group, Tokyo Gas and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. This chapter emphasizes the ground source for innovation is the new knowledge gained through formation of IBC's and associated networks.