While the volume of healthcare information captured and stored is increasing dramatically, medical professionals and patients need to access and share data, anytime, anywhere, on any device, in a secure and fast way. “Connection is a key factor to maximize success in this changing scenario, and Synapse, with its broad portfolio, is the key to provide successful connection by improving medical workflow” says Pedro Mesquita, FUJIFILM Europe Vice President Medical Systems. The new business approach was launched through a powerful and innovative web-platform in which the healthcare professionals can experience all the benefits of Synapse adoption.
At the start of the 21st century, risk and opportunity lay ahead for Fujifilm: the digital era had arrived in force. Although Fujifilm had already begun to diversify its portfolio of technologies, photographic film had remained the company’s bread and butter since its founding. Demand for film peaked in 2000 and rapidly declined thereafter, at a rate of 20 percent per year. To continue growing over the medium and long term, Fujifilm would have to build new businesses. There was absolutely no time to waste.
Fujifilm took a long look at its history, asking itself, “What are our greatest strengths? Where and how can we offer new value to the marketplace?” One of the answers the company came up with was leveraging the technologies it had developed in the photography industry to create unique, value-added highly functional materials.
Today FUJIFILM Europe unveiled its all-new Open Innovation Hub, located at its manufacturing and R&D centre in Tilburg, the Netherlands. In this hub Fujifilm will invite business partners to discuss innovative technologies and to find opportunities for solving technological challenges together. The new facility will join the two existing Open Innovation Hubs of Fujifilm in the USA and Japan. These Open Innovation Hubs are designed to allow business partners to become familiar with Fujifilm’s core technologies and applications, with the aim to create a base together for collaboration opportunities and future co-creation.
FUJIFILM Europe today announces the establishment of a new facility based in its manufacturing and R&D centre in Tilburg, the Netherlands, called the Open Innovation Hub. This new European facility joins the two sister Open Innovation Hubs in Santa Clara, USA and Tokyo, Japan. The official opening ceremony will take place on March 9th. A new website provides background of Fujifilm’s open innovation culture and features a broad show case of technology ideas.