• Announcements

    IOTSWC in Barcelona, participation as a partner organization determined (October 25-27, 2016)

      IVI was selected as a partner organization for the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress ( IOTSWC ), the world’s largest industrial IoT event.

      IoT Solution World Congress 2016

      Period:  October 25 to 27, 2016 

      Location: Barcelona, Spain Fira Gran Via, Hall 1

      (Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat , Barcelona)

      Lectures and exhibitions will be held on the theme of utilizing IoT in a wide range of industries , and a testbed area will also be set up. IVI is an event partner alongside the US Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the German Industry 4.0 platform.

    → For IOTSWC website, go to

    → About IOTSWC Partnership, see

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    Industrial Structure Council Intellectual Property Subcommittee, the patent system Subcommittee (August 3, 2016)

      Industrial Structure Council Intellectual Property Subcommittee No. 15 times the patent system Sub-Committee ( Heisei 28 years 8 May 3 days, held at the Patent Office) Nishioka, IVI president in has received a hearing as experts. 

      In the presentation entitled “The World and the Intellectual Property System Expected by the Fourth Industrial Revolution ”, Prof. Nishioka stated that the boundary between digital and analog from the perspective of a connected factory and a platform that provides services for it. The question was raised that the redefinition of the boundary between the competitive area and the cooperative area might be an issue in the intellectual property system.

      The industry trend related to the 4th Industrial Revolution has also attracted interest from intellectual property experts, and many questions were raised and lively discussions took place. As the relationship between companies and customers becomes more complex and new forms of information that are intellectual property are generated, it is necessary to improve the laws beyond the current framework. There was also an opinion that we should go.

      I also exchanged greetings with Yoshinori Komiya, the Japan Patent Office, to cooperate in future policy proposals.

    → For more information, see Patent System Subcommittee Web page

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    IVI Newsletter Vol.7 (July 25, 2016 )

    IVI Institute Memorial Symposium (June 17, 2016)

      IVI has achieved many achievements in the year since its establishment. In order to further accelerate these activities and steadily implement new initiatives with a view to the future of manufacturing, we will start again as an industrial value chain initiative from this fiscal year.

      In conjunction with the incorporation meeting on June 18 in the day, IVI corporation Symposium “The 4 this from” begins of making industrial revolution “thing! “
    The was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. 500 customers visited.

    ■ ” 2045 Manufacturing – as seen from the future of the year IVI White Paper 2016 in than”, IVI introduced the contents of the white paper. In the IVI white paper, we will accurately grasp megatrends and predict the future of the manufacturing industry without being optimistic or pessimistic. Objectively accumulate possible possibilities, share what you see, position it as a core to connect to countermeasures, and with the emergence of a connected world, an environment where new services that have never existed is being created one after another, etc. (The IVI Whitepaper is the first to download four volumes : IoT megatrend 2045 , system theory for field studies, new collaboration with loose standards, and business scenarios for connected factories . )

    Osamu Horimizu ( Representative Secretary, IVI Executive Committee: Hitachi, Ltd.)

    ■ The platform was introduced as a new business from FY2016.


    ■ The award ceremony and commemorative presentation of the “ IVI Connected Monozukuri Award 2016 ”, which was selected from among the 20 business scenario WG activities in 2015 , was held.

    [Best Award]
    WG306: “Connected Town Factory / Imano Manufacturing Co., Ltd., etc., mainly SMEs”
    [Excellent Award]
    WG211: Standardization of working style in a factory where people and equipment collaborate / Toyota Motor,
    etc. WG108-3: Assumption MES / DENSO and other
    WG106-1 capable of responding to external conditions : Dynamic management of production lines based on actual data / Panasonic, Yokogawa Electric,
    etc. WG108-2: Autonomous MES working across companies / Kojima Press Industry ,other

    Award presenter: Tomoaki Kubo
    (IVI Advisory Committee, Secretary General of the Robot Revolution Initiative Council)

    Closing: Kazuo Miyazawa (Director: Manufacturing Science and Technology Center)

    → For information about IVI Corporation Commemorative Symposium ( Presentation materials can be viewed from the pdf mark), see

    → For download of IVI white paper, go to

    Production System Visualization Exhibition (July 21, 2016)

      All four times are full, and IVI ‘s work scenario WG report on the results of activities is a great success! –
    7 May 21 in the days Tokyo Big Sight Japan Management Association was organized “production system Visualization Exhibition (production and equipment TOKYO2016 in)”, IVI2015 fiscal business scenario WG gave the activities report of. Morning 11 o’clock in the evening 17 o’clock 50 the lecture of the minutes 4 was conducted times.

      IVI in four sessions along the announcement of the public symposium, five for each session WG were introduced to digest the activities of on May 3. This lecture needed to be pre-registered from the website, but it was all full the day before. There was reception desk on the day, but this was also almost every time. There are many people who keep listening to the 50- minute lecture while standing, and there are about 10 people who have heard all four lectures .

    → For information about Organizer report, see 

    Lecture scenery at Production System Visualization Exhibition

    Reporter: Keiichiro Nabeno

    Editor’s note

      In the 7th issue of the IVI Newsletter , we delivered mainly the report of the IVI Commemorative Symposium. This year, the number of business scenario WGs will increase, and the activities will continue to expand. We will continue to report on the new IVI in the IVI Newsletter. IVI to share the information of IVI we expect that the spread circle of activities.

      We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to
    your patronage.

    Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Publicity Committee

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    Lecture at Production System Visualization Exhibition (July 21, 2016)

    Sponsored by Japan Management Association.

    Located inside the production system visualization exhibition (production and equipment TOKYO 2016)

    [Connected factory] Manufacturing platform

    In IVI Public Symposium (March 16 make the report of the day).

    This is a report on 20 group activity results of the 2015 business scenario WG .

    Please come and visit us.

    ■ Date: July 21 (Thursday) 11: 00-16: 20

    ■ Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Hall 3

    ■ Details: Production system visualization exhibition

  • Announcements

    IVI business scenario book sales begun (First published in Japanese in June, 2016)

      IVI has re-started newly as a general Institute of Industrial Value Chain Initiative on June 17, 2016. The following two volumes were prepared as a result report for last year (activity as a voluntary organization). Please purchase from the secretariat. < Purchase application >

    (1) IVI business scenario collection of leading 20 use cases for manufacturing in 2015

    (2) Introduction to system construction using the “ Guide Standard”

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    IVI white paper for release (first edition) (First published in Japanese in June, 2016)

    The IVI white paper will be released.

    IVI-WP01: IoT Megatrend 2045

    IVI-WP02: System theory for field studies

    IVI-WP03: New collaboration with loose standards


    IVI-WP04: Business scenario for connected factories

    IVI-WP05: Meta model for scenario description (in preparation)


    IVI-WP06: Manufacturing platform (Preparing)

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    IVI Newsletter Vol.6 (June 1, 2016)

    IVI Connected Manufacturing Award 2016

      Advisory awards committee, held on March 30, “IVI leading Manufacturing Awards 2016 selection of” have been made.

      20 of the business scenario WG from the Advisory awards committee experts everyone carefully composed examination of the results of 2015, “Manufacturing lead IVI Award 2016 ” Prize 1, Excellence Award 4 stars and special awards 2 in a review Decided.

      Congratulations to all the winners! !

      An award ceremony will be held at the “IVI Corporation Commemorative Symposium” to be held on June 17, and a prize money and certificate will be awarded. The award certificate is also awarded to companies working together in each WG .

      There will also be a commemorative presentation of 1 Grand Prize and 4 Grand Prizes . You can check what kind of activities each company has been doing.

      For the best award, a connected town factory (facilitator Imano Seisakusho) centered on SMEs was selected. Mr. Junichi  Ogawa, Chairman of the Advisory Awards Committee ( Senior Researcher, Center for Policy Vision Research, University of Tokyo ) said that the award is “an activity that will lead to the future of SMEs responsible for manufacturing in Japan”. I highly appreciated it.

    [The highest award]
      306 Connected town factories centered on SMEs (Imano Manufacturing, Fujitsu, Nishikawa Seiki, AIS, Rika, Izu Giken, Mitsubishi Research Institute, IT Coordinator Association) 

      211 people and standardization of ways of working in the facilities of the co-workers field (Toyota Motor Corporation, et al.)
    108-3 capable of coping with unexpected situations MES (Denso, etc.) 106-1 movement of the production line in kind data Management (Panasonic, etc.) 108-2 Autonomous MES collaborating across companies (Kojima Press, etc.) 

    [Special Award]
     106-3 Maintenance Data Cloud Sharing and PDCA ( NEC , etc.) 105   Equipment Lifecycle Management (Yazaki Parts, etc.) 

     In selecting “IVI Manufacturing Monozukuri Award 2016 ” , 10 were selected for the first review (Chairman & Business Cooperation Committee), and the top 7 activities were active in the second review (Chairman & Advisory Committee). Careful selection is made by presenting the contents and selecting the results.

    → For information about the IVI Corporation Commemorative Symposium, see  (link to application page)

    → For information about participation application page, see

    Advisory Award Committee ( held on May 30 )

    Presentation of President Konno, winner of the best award

    Editor’s note

     In the 6th issue of the IVI Newsletter , we delivered “IVI Manufacturing Awards 2016 ”. This is one of the achievements of IVI that started in June . If you look at the commemorative presentation of the Grand Prize / Excellent Award, you will be able to understand IVI’s activities better.

     We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to your patronage.

    Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Publicity Committee

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    IVI Letter Vol.4 (April 26, 2016)

    Business Scenario WG in 2016

      Prof. Nishioka explained how to proceed with the Business Scenario WG this year. New WG was formed a 1 preparation phase to promote the activities of the year Star – you bet.
    5 May 12 (Thursday), 6 May 9 business scenario of the formal activities through the activities of the day (Thursday) WG will continue to determine the ( IVI plenary session of the first monthly 2 is Thursday held).
    If you are considering joining IVI, it is recommended that you join this period when you start a new activity in the new year.

      In order to promote various activities in 2016 , we will establish a new platform committee, advisory award committee, and local network committee.

    2016 fiscal year of IVI organization

    Activity plan for 2016


      In fiscal 2016 , IVI will hold three symposiums that can be widely attended by non-members to share their activities.

    2016 of fiscal IVI activities proposed schedule

    Regional seminars and workshops

      Previous IVI meetings have been held only in Tokyo. Mini seminars are held four times a year so that local SMEs can participate .
    In order to manage local seminars, IVI has established a local network committee to materialize the host districts and contents.

      Specifically, local governments, local support organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises form a group, and continuously hold about four seminars and workshops annually. It will be positioned as a mini version of the business scenario WG in Tokyo . Actually active IVI members will visit and support the region.

    Regional seminar / workshop proposal

    IVI pre-announcement of the symposium (June 17, 2016)

      This year from Papurishiti Committee 1 gave a pre-announcement of the time of the symposium.
    6 May 17 afternoon (Friday), performed in the Tokyo Big Sight. The symposium is open to non-members.

      IVI in the 2015 business scenario has been active in fiscal WG 20 excellence as a “leading Manufacturing Award” from the group WG a 5 group selection. We plan to give awards ceremony and presentation of the best WG . The target WG will be selected by the Advisory Award Committee . 

    Symposium implementation plan

    Lecture at the Hannover Messe (April 28, 2016)

      IVI president Nishioka  Hannover Messe 2016 of ” Industrie 4.0 Meets The Industrial Internet”. I give a lecture in.

    ■ About the lecture

        April 28 at 11:00 ~ Stand D19 Hall 8 “Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI) – A Japanese Contribution To Smart Manufacturing”

      If you are attending Hannover Messe, please listen to the lecture by IVI President Nishioka.
      We will be taking a commemorative photo after the lecture.

      →  For more information, see

    Editor’s note

      IVI News letter 4 in No., 2016 of fiscal IVI brought to you by the activity information.
    Or future IVI new challenges is the beginning of. IVI to share the information of IVI we expect that the spread circle of activities.

      We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to your patronage.

    Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Publicity Committee

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    IVI Letter Vol.3 (March 28, 2016)

    Report of IVI Symposium

      The Symposium held on March 10, 2016, it was still chilly day. 450 people ( member parties 200 people, generally other 250 people) visitors a welcome acceptance of it was busy, pepper-kun of the welcome of a special member told me soften the feeling. In the guest greetings, Mr. Toshihide Sugaya, Director of Manufacturing Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained “Response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution” . 

    Mr. Toshihide Shibuya, Director, Manufacturing Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

    ■ IoT is not just a big company! According to Mr. Kajitani, “support for introduction to SMEs” is clearly stated in the policy response. The symposium clarifies that IoT has high thresholds and is not limited to large companies , as WG has a “connected town factory centered on SMEs” ( 306 ) . Certainly, SMEs are more constrained than large companies, but I would like to expect IVI to send out an IoT model that can be effective with limited resources . 

    ■ First, the connection between people is important     At the end of the presentation of the majority of the WG , photos of the social gathering (drinking party) were shown. And it was impressive that the presenter had announced that “not only the connection of data but also the connection between people is important”. It may be the first step to “connect” by sharing data only through mutual communication. 

    ■ from the questionnaire ” IoT to the question of how a point is What important as you think as a problem in the manufacturing industry for?” Is, corresponding with a sense of urgency by the top (management) initiative, IoT effect on the cost of the corresponding We received many opinions that it was important to create business models, IT engineers, lack of human resources and knowledge within the company, and ensure security. In response to the question “Opinion about the presentation contents of each WG , the results of the demonstration experiment, etc.”, the presentation with the video was easy to understand. We were glad that our activities were evaluated at this symposium, because there were many opinions that we hoped to continue the activities. In response to the question “Please let us know if your organization can contribute to IVI ”, we would like to help standardize infrastructure, platforms, BOP models, etc., and develop IVI concepts and methods nationwide. We received many positive opinions that we wanted to participate in the WG . ” IVI so far, and for future activities, opinions, please let us know your request” to the question, let’s work hard together because they expect the future development, will join the future, slowly Opinion that we would like to be able to instantly materialize and publish a new standard, provide feedback to SMEs, and lead to a system that can be used. 

    ■ At the end, many participants came to know about IVI activities and received a support message in the questionnaire. In the future, I would like to continue to learn about our activities through symposiums.

    Reporter: Fumiko Kawagishi Read more “IVI Letter Vol.3 ( 2016/3/28 ) ”

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