Showcasing co-innovation with our clients and partners
Our Client Innovation Center brings use cases and prototypes developed by NTT R&D and all our partners with 3 objectives in mind:
Have our clients experience the "art of the possible" in our Innovation Center.
Turning dreams into proof of concepts.
To prototype the future, through Co-Innovation with our clients.
The usecases shown at our CIC in Brussels are now also available virtually to allow our clients to experience the CIC remotely. During this virtual tour of approximately 1 hour, our innovation strategists will take you through some inspiring use cases on big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), biosensors and wearables, virtual and augmented reality, security and encryption.Reach out for booking virtual tour
From dream to Proof of Concept
Following an Innovation Centre introduction, and a view into the world of NTT R&D, the ideas usually start flowing. It is key to capture that moment - and to see if these ideas can be converted into Concepts for Co-Innovation.
Our Innovation Strategists have worked out a structured approach, and can initiate the Design Thinking process with an ideation workshop to complement your visit.
Design Thinking is a proven methodology for problemsolving, with surprisingly creative results.
Starting from the a dream, or a high-level business challenge, our aim is get to the point where we select the best and most relevant ideas to take along on our innovation track.
As a result of the Covid pandemic, most of our Ideation Sessions are now 100% online. The principle, however, remains the same. With a group of motivated people, and a well-defined business challenge, we combine our creativity and we look for an innovative way forward.
Mural and Microsoft Teams are the only tools required; all the rest is teamwork.Reach out for booking virtual ideation session
The final stage is to implement co-innovation experiments & prototypes to demonstrate the business value and technology readiness.
Prototyping involves producing an early, inexpensive, and scaled down version of the solution in order to reveal the value and the feasibility. It can also investigate how a sample of users think and feel about the solution.
One of the prototypes the EU CIC realized is the virtual assistant “Agatha”.
Agatha is a portable face recognition app on a tablet that recognizes patients who have an appointment at the hospital and who register with e-ID. The app will give them specific instructions on route/procedure to follow and notifies the doctor’s cabinet when the patient has arrived. The app was initially built for a regional hospital in Belgium.
Working together on this project, both the hospital and NTT Belgium contributed to the innovation table. With our technology and capabilities to execute coupled with the hospitals data, environment and the openness to involve patients and staff members resulted in a successful co-innovation project. It’s through this spirit of innovation that Agatha, the virtual healthcare assistant, was created.
European CIC -The first year
European CIC The first year