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New Collaboration


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.


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