Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is announcing the opening of Murata Mirai Mobility, an exhibition facility for automotive products, and Murata Interactive Communication Space, a facility to promote open innovation, in its Minato MIRAI Innovation Center on May 20, 2021.

The Minato MIRAI Innovation Center, established in December 2020 in the Minatomirai 21 district in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, is Murata’s largest R&D hub in the Kanto region.

Murata Mirai Mobility will introduce solutions and technology initiatives for the automotive market. With exhibits of electronic components and introductions of solutions for the electrification of automobiles, as well as demonstrations equipped with Murata’s parts, visitors can experience Murata’s technology from various angles. Also, at the “pit facility” attached to Murata Mirai Mobility, automotive electronic components can be installed in actual vehicles for various experiments and verifications.

Murata Interactive Communication Space will promote open innovation that creates new value and sparks new business creation through collaboration with diverse customers across industries. Visitors can experience exhibits that will lead to the technologies and applications of the future. Events of up to 100 people, such as technology exchange meetings, can be held to stimulate idea creation.

Through these facilities, Murata will reinforce coordination with other Murata R&D hubs such as the Yasu and Yokohama Divisions, and increase its collaboration with external partners.