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Research & Development

NEC’s Cutting Edge Technologies

Technology Vision

We are transforming social issues into social values along the three axes

Digital twins for co-creation and trials of the future
AI that works with people and permeates society
Platform to support environmental friendliness,high reliability and high efficiency

Direction of R&D

Research and Development Division of NEC may be slightly different from what are considered ordinary corporate laboratories.Although they were initially established to produce cutting-edge technologies that would contribute to our businesses,


Pursuing Research that Will Elicit "Gratitude" Instead of "Amazement"

Introduction to our latest technologies and use cases

Six Technology Areas and Social Value Creation Process

Six Technology Areas and Social Value Creation Process

Learn more about NEC's R&D

NEC Labs cling to produce cutting-edge research results

Press Releases


April 28, 2023
Hitoshi Imaoka (NEC Fellow) was awarded Medal with Purple Ribbon (Spring 2023), a national honor, for the "Developing high-precision face recognition technologies that contribute to global safety and security".
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March 24, 2023
Katsumi Emura (Global Innovation Unit) was awarded the title of Fellow of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for "Pioneering research in optical communication technology, contributing to the development of the telecommunications industry and the management of academic conferences".
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