Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech opened the first Client Briefing Centre of European Business Innovation Centre (BIC) in Brno on March 18, 2015. The BIC concept is part of the global strategy transforming Konica Minolta from a supplier of hardware in a provider of new services, through Open innovation approach with customers and partners. The Brno-based centre will be the Client Briefing Centre of BIC Europe realizing the open innovation.
Attached to the Client Briefing Centre is an Innovation Services Lab, designed to develop new technology solutions to provide accelerated growth opportunities through Konica Minolta and client incubations. As an engine of growth for Konica Minolta Inc. business, the Client Briefing Centre will look to work closely with a diverse range of entities, to include research institutions, partner companies, start-ups, to develop new business areas, products, services, and technologies. The Client Briefing Centre will have a broad focus with the goal to add new business and product lines that will bring emerging and disruptive solutions into Konica Minolta’s portfolio.
Through the Client Briefing Centre, Konica Minolta will work to gain a deeper understanding of its customers’ evolving needs, industry forces and technologies that are reshaping businesses. The Brno Service Lab will then incubate, create next-generation products, invest or acquire solutions that will deliver differentiated value propositions to Konica Minolta and its clients. The Client Briefing Centre will also nurture entrepreneurship and support our brand promise to give shape to new ideas.
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Mr. Tomas Bednar, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech
Mr. Yuji Ichimura, General Manager ICT Service Business Operations
Dr. Dennis Curry, VP & Director of Business Innovation EU/EMEA