Ensō? Ensō is the Japanese word for circle. Ensō is also a Japanese calligraphy symbol depicting the qualities of strength and enlightenment. In Zen Buddhism, an ensō is said to reflect the state of the creator's mind at the moment of creation.
The NTT Group Ensō. “Strength”, “enlightenment”, “creation” – we believe these are the ideal principles for our space. This is a place where people can team up to collectively create something new. The name “Ensō” also alludes to our Japanese heritage, of which we are very proud.
Space for creators? This space provides room for us to explore and create new ideas and solutions, together with our customers and partners. It also gives our staff the opportunity to unleash their creativity and become inventors.
Join us in designing solutions for a new tomorrow. Together with you – our customers, partners and universities – we are looking for new approaches. We aim to develop exciting new initiatives and create solid set-ups for initiatives using methods from the areas of strategic foresight and innovation.
Let's get creative. Our Ensō – The Space for Creators provides the ideal environment for developing new solutions together. This means escaping habitual thinking patterns and exploring new methods, e.g. by putting yourself in someone else's shoes. This can also be done digitally and remotely.
350 square metres for ideas. Ensō – The Space for Creators is located in Munich and is the NTT Group innovation centre for the EMEA region. In our flexible layout, which is comprised of open spaces, break-out rooms, and a small amphitheatre, you can work together with us on new ideas using diverse analogue and digital tools.
Showcases for inspiration. An important source of inspiration in our Ensō – The Space for Creators is provided by the NTT Group technology showcases. Find out more.
Methods for co-creation. Our Ensō – The Space for Creators provides a series of effective methods to help you to go beyond habitual thinking and turn the uncertainties of the future into viable opportunities. All you need to do is bring along your current challenges and an open mind. This is how it works!
Actual answers. What is the reason for your project not running smoothly? How can new challenges be best overcome? What will make your kick-off successful? Bring your questions to our Ensō – The Space for Creators! Use our innovative methods to find new answers to the specific challenges faced by your project.
Innovative methods for new ideas. Creative work in our Ensō – The Space for Creators involves interactive methods, such as design thinking workshops, brainswarming, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and prototyping. The aim is to break out of fixed ways of thinking and, for example, by inhabiting other user roles. This can mean, for example, developing an app quickly on paper and seeing the result on your own mobile within 30 minutes.
Our innovations cover all aspects of the “Digital Transformation”. Here are a few examples from our Ensō:
What possibilities does 5G offering? NTT DATA shows this in its innovation center Ensō – The Space for Creators in Munich. From now on, companies can test 5G networks live, together with experts from NTT DATA, create their own use cases and realize them as proof of concept, for example for an IoT infrastructure. The network is cloud-native, the data is processed in the edge. Such a network is highly available and extremely fast, which allows completely new applications. origin and does not even reach our customers’ infrastructures.
Experience with us, how 5G is working as a campus network and what your digital future looks like. Develop opportunities and new business models together with us.
We examine your processes, practices, and use cases, and with the help of our data scientists and machine learning experts, determine top candidate points for ‘Innovation Spikes’ where AI can improve your automation and your insights. We then, using cloud-based platforms and agile project philosophies, develop rapid prototypes, demos, and proofs of concept to demonstrate the added function and value, and which can be easily scaled up and deployed to production use cases.
Come to our Enso – The Space for Creators and find out, how you can use AI for your company.
Quantum computing systems are beginning to make their way out of the laboratory and into the workplace, and we want to help you be ready for them. Their ability to provide fast and high-quality solutions to many difficult problems is well known. But the language of quantum computing is new and requires translation. We help you to survey your use cases for potential points for early quantum advantages and then to translate those points into native quantum optimization problems. Smaller-scale problems will be ready to be run and demonstrated on platforms such as the Fujitsu Digital Annealer, the D-Wave Superconducting Annealer, and NTT Research’s own Coherent Ising Machine. And you’ll be ready to scale up when the next generation of quantum hardware emerges.
Our indoor navigation solution enables precise micro-localisation without GPS or other special indoor navigation equipment. This makes life easier for passengers at airports or visitors to public buildings like shopping malls or museums. This solution can also be applied in the logistics area, e.g. for optimising maintenance and warehouse tasks.
Try out the indoor navigation application at Ensō – The Space for Creators, and be guided through our space.
The innovative solutions and showcases presented in our Ensō – The Space for Creators are results of our global R&D activities:
Digitalisation is a challenge across all industries.
Firstly, companies need to connect with customers on digital platforms and evolve their products into connected services that customers can use on a pay-as-you go basis when and wherever they want.
Secondly, the digital platforms break-up existing business models as customer relationships and existing value networks of incumbents are under attack by a large number of start-ups and established digital platforms.
To cope with it, companies need to change not only their strategies but also their cultures and act faster. They also need to bring along their most valuable assets like their customer base and their sophisticated products and services in the digital era.
At Ensō we are ready to work with you in all kinds of areas of innovation and change:
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