Japan - Face and image recognition technologies for air conditioners

A leading manufacturer of industrial and consumer air conditioners in Japan has established an Open Innovation Centre. They are actively seeking a variety of innovative products and technologies from external companies and organisations.

This Japanese company established an Open Innovation Centre in 2015 in an effort to create new ventures in addition to expanding their core business.

They are now keen to work with companies who can supply innovative technologies and products which match their specific needs. These will be introduced by our team in Japan working alongside the Osaka Chamber of Commerce with whom we have a very close relationship.

In this case they are specifically looking for capability in this area which can be built into air conditioning units and which:

• recognises the face of individuals in a room
• can stay on the tail of a moving person for a few minutes
• incorporates image processing technologies to eliminate noises and measure changes of face colour
• has a shooting rate

Essential information


Electronics & IT Hardware, Mechanical Electrical & Process Engineering, and Software & Computer Services

Opportunity type

Private Sector

Expiry date

01 October 2016

Applications received


Value of contract

Value unknown

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