Sony actively encourages the free exchange of ideas that extend beyond the organization, field of work, and company, by giving employees opportunities to organize and run seminars and workshops or create things with their own hands. For example, Sony employees can access a space called "secret idea base" for their voluntary activities or a space called the Seed Acceleration Program (SAP) Creative Lounge, to share ideas with other employees and people from outside the company, as well as the Nest space for concentrated study. Sony recently opened "BRIDGE TERMINAL", which encourages new bridges between people, things, and ideas.
Sony will continue providing these spaces, which are planned and run on a day-to-day basis by Sony employees, thereby encouraging free discussion that can spontaneously develop into something bigger. Sony also has programs in place to help employees take ideas that are generated in these creative spaces and develop them into new businesses.