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Casio Computer Co., Ltd. enters strategic collaboration with Piece Future Pte. Ltd. Future to empower emerging tech startups with invaluable R&D through IPHatch® programme

In addition to its growing list of global conglomerate supporters, Piece Future Pte. Ltd. Future is thrilled to onboard Casio Computer Co., Ltd. as another strategic partner of IPHatch®, a challenge-based open innovation initiative running in 9 different countries that empowers emerging tech startups with readily available patents originated from tech giants.

Founded by the four Kashio brothers, Casio was established in 1957 with the invention of the world’s first compact all-electric calculator. Ever since, innovation has been the mainstay of Casio’s business and it has led to a raft of notable inventions such as their signature G-SHOCK timepieces that have been an integral part of their generation of customers’ lives.

As a highly salient consumer electronics brand, Casio's corporate creed - "creativity and contribution" - expresses their unwavering commitment to contributing to society by offering the kind of original, useful products that only Casio can.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to enable promising startups with Casio's patent assets so to help them reach their full potential in the days to come”, remarked Ms. Matsumura, General Manager of Casio Computer Co., Ltd..


Piece Future Pte. Ltd. is proud to announce its official collaboration with NEC Corporation on its flagship IPHatch® programme – an open innovation initiative that empowers emerging tech startups with readily available patents originated from tech giants – in its upcoming Asia and the UK runs.

Founded as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. in 1899, NEC Corporation is a world-renowned Japanese multinational information technology and electronics corporation living by its motto of being ‘Truly Open, Truly Trusted’. The company is highly regarded as the crème de la crème in producing and providing efficient, safe and secured IT and network solutions globally, with a key objective to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential.

“Being at the forefront of orchestrating a brighter world, NEC Corporation is delighted to join IPHatch® as one of the IP originators, where startups could deploy and maximise the value of our patented technologies to create new businesses that could make a social impact.” said Mr. Hirotake Konda, General Manager of IP Licensing Department, NEC Corporation.

The company, along with other tech giants such as Panasonic, Nokia, and Ricoh are in the midst of curating an attractive patent repertoire for zealous tech entrepreneurs to bid for in the next IPHatch® Asia and UK runs, starting in August 2023.


Piece future is glad to announce our strategic partnership with Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., one of the most renowned financial institution in the industry. With the set of goals in common, Piece Future and Nomura Securities will strive to work towards valuable ideas and provide innovative solutions for customers through our upcoming collaboration offerings.

This partnership aims to strengthen and support our customers with Intellectual Property Investment and Strategy services. As part of our partnership, Nomura Securities will be providing their clients with a broader suite of services, including Intellectual Property Venture Capital Programme from Piece Future. In turn, our clients will also benefit from investment opportunities with Nomura.

With a strong presence in the Japanese market, Nomura Securities will introduce Piece Future’s services and programmes to Japanese Corporations, to allow them to tap into South East Asia region market through Piece Future’s connections.


"At Piece Future, we are very dynamic and nimble. We focus on creating new opportunities but pay equal attention to the environment and social impact. Our values aligned with Nomura’s business conduct and we are pleased to partner with Nomura to bring our services further to the Japanese market. As Nomura’s partner, we look forward to helping companies to showcase their research and development capabilities in an impactful way, improve productivity and generating better returns for these businesses."

- Jason Loh, Founder/CEO of Piece Future


About Nomura Securities Co Ltd

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (NSC) plays the central role in the Group's core securities business. As the leading securities and investment banking company in Japan, we provide individual investors and corporate clients with a broad range of services, including investment advisory services and securities underwriting.

We provide individual clients with wealth management services meeting their individual long-term needs and risk tolerance. Our clients also enjoy access to a variety of services through our online service, the Nomura Call Center, and other IT-related customer services.

We provide corporate clients with a wide array of specialized services based on our strong research and solution-delivering capabilities. These include investment management support for institutional investors, M&A financial advisory services for raising company shareholder value, and underwriting stock and bond issues to procure funds from the capital markets.

By providing clients with high value-added products and services, we aim to both expand on our leading position in, and contribute to the continued growth of Japan's securities industry.

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