We are investigating a key driving force for innovation, and propose a new concept of “meta-engineering”.

It suggests the innovation requires a spiral process, which includes “mining invisible and potential/latent issues from bird’s eye point of view (M)”, “exploring and strengthening necessary science and technologies (E)”, “converging these science and technologies to generate solutions (C)”, and “implementing them for creating social value (I)”. This process is represented as MECI process and is different from the engineering approach of today that focuses only on converging of technologies.

We hope more accelerated investigation and collaboration will further deepen the concept of “meta-engineering”.