The First Co-Creation Center in Philips Japan
AKASAKA Ryo Director, Co-Creation Center
With Japanʼs population aging rapidly, new healthcare issues arise. Philips Japan is now a leading name in the healthcare industry and the establishment of its first “CCC” (Philips Co-Creation Center) in Japan show that it is on the forefront to solve important health related problems with creativity and communication.
This branch in Sendai is the first CCC established in Japan. Sendai was chosen as the location due to the high aging population in Tohoku region, making it the perfect place to collaboratively discuss issues with local doctors and patients.
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Open-minded problem solvers wanted
The ideal candidates for Philips Japan CCC in Sendai should be good at problem solving and collaborative work with many different people. It is also important that candidates have an open-mind when they enter the company, because working at the CCC involves talking to people from all over the world, which means that they may be confronted with different cultures and work styles.
You can expect to create something new
ANDO Maya Clinical Specialist, Philips Japan
Philips Japan established their first innovation center in Sendai, May 2019. We promote competition and co-creation through cooporation with various universities, local governments, and companies. Please come to CCC and have a look at where we create new healthcare solutions with your own eyes.
International students would like to know
Are these jobs for me?
We asked our interviewees whether the Philips Japan CCC offers jobs that might be particularly attractive for international students looking to work in Japan. We were delighted to learn that the CCC welcomes a diverse work force; it not only accepts people from different national or academic backgrounds, but encourages these differences because the creative, innovative work done at the CCC depends on its employees and partners having different perspectives on problems to find new solutions. The types of jobs offered include Data Scientists, Clinical Specialists, and technical consultants.
Is speaking Japanese important?
We went on to ask about how important Japanese language proficiency is, as international students often struggle learning Japanese. Mr. Akasaka explained to us the importance of communication in a creative, collaborative working environment such as the CCC. While much correspondence is conducted in English, for example with the other CCCs all over the world, one must not forget the importance of consulting domestic doctors, patients, and local government officials for the valuable work done at the CCC. Therefore, some Japanese proficiency is definitely required in order to do the best work possible and make quality solutions for customers.