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 innovation lab. 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.
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:
We bundle the reach of NTT Group’s networks, which carry 40% of the world‘s internet traffic, with the intelligence of one of the world‘s leading security research groups. Find the latest security report here. Our Global Threat Intelligence Platform (GTIP) identifies cyber-attacks across the globe. It enables our teams to evaluate the attacks and take countermeasures so that the issue of cyber-crime is addressed at its origin and does not even reach our customers’ infrastructures.
There is an urgent need for action in IT Security – see for yourself.
The "HiToe" shirt measures biological signals such as heart rate, relaxation level and posture – without electrodes. By monitoring the readings, for example, truck drivers can be warned in good time so that they do not fall asleep at the wheel. Construction workers, warehouse workers or racing drivers can also benefit from the shirt in their daily work.
Experience what future driving safety will feel like – come and try on our “HiToe” shirt.
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.
CloudWAN combines the flexibility of software-defined wide and local area network infrastructures with the emerging capabilities of edge computing. This means that data can be recorded, evaluated and processed in close proximity to the source of information rather than in a central cloud environment. This is required, for example, for autonomous driving.
Come to our Ensō – the Space for Creators and learn to reach beyond the limitations of today’s cloud infrastructures.
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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Manager Ensō – The Space for Creators
Chief Technology Officer
MD of NTT Data Salesforce Practice & Head of Business Development for Digital Business Solutions
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