NEC X, Inc. builds on the strength of NEC R&D technologies to accelerate the development of innovative products and services. The company seeks out people driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, cultivating competitive technologies and human resources to make important contributions to NEC’s creation of new social value. Launched by NEC Corp. in 2018, NEC X fast-tracks technologies and business ideas selected from inside and outside NEC. Located in Silicon Valley, a hotbed of high tech, NEC X leverages NEC’s talent and technology ecosystem to promote commercialization through open innovation. Additionally, NEC X provides options for entrepreneurs, startups and existing companies in the Americas to use NEC’s products and emerging technologies.

Venture Studio Program

NEC X provides options for entrepreneurs to use NEC’s emerging technologies. Startups launched by the Venture Studio Program are supported by NEC X in business development activities. Learn More

Emerging Tech

NEC X drives new, high potential technology seeds emerging from NEC R&D. Through our Entrepreneurs in Residence program, ideas grow from concept stage to the development of a minimum-viable product, ready for seed round investment or strategic partnership with another technology vendor. Learn More


NEC X works with startup projects until they are fully launched and graduated from the Venture Studio Program, often with the support of partner venture capital investments to help achieve revenue growth.

Our Team

Shigeto Ihara is CEO of NEC X. Previously, he was general manager of the Research Planning division of NEC. Learn More

Our Accolades

NEC X has received the following honors: