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Introducing the concept of innovation by technology and our R&D locations

R&D Center
Sony Corporation

The R&D Center is a research and development organization at Sony's headquarters, which plays an innovative role to create KANDO and social values through technology and expertise. It is driving cutting-edge research and development in various locations around the globe, including the laboratories in Japan, the United States, Europe, and Asia. We are striving to create new technology, products, and services while at the same time, sustaining Sony Group's diverse businesses in electronics, entertainment, and financial fields.

About R&D Center Technology Development

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (hereinafter Sony CSL”) was founded in February 1988. At Sony CSL, value is assessed by the degree to which achievements are perceived to contribute to humanity and society, to new science and technology, to industrial progress, and to product development. We respect and foster each member’s initiative and creative ability.
A work of research is often a reflection of the researcher’s values, philosophy, and worldview. We gather Crazy” people and let them challenge themselves to change the world.
When founded, Sony CSL focused on fundamental research in computer systems, including operating systems, the Internet, and user interfaces. As the organization evolved, its focus shifted to exploring ways to use computers in diverse domains such as systems biology, econophysics and artificial intelligence. And now, its major research themes are Global Agenda,” which encompasses issues ranging from energy to food and healthcare; and Human Augmentation,” which includes studies exploring human creativity and human-computer interaction/integration and Cybernetic Intelligence.”In addition to Tokyo, we have a lab in Paris (founded in 1996). Sony CSL Paris is a small but booming research cell, using tools from complexity science, data science and artificial intelligence, etc. to investigate questions in diverse areas such as understanding and creating music, language and communication systems, sustainability, innovation dynamics and creativity.

R&D locations

Sony has R&D locations around the world to conduct technology research and development in environments closer to users while understanding their needs.

JAPAN・Tokyo

R&D Center
Sony Corporation

  • Image & Video
  • System Architecture & Processor
  • Audio & Acoustics
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Human Interaction
  • Communication

US・San Jose

R&D Center US
San Jose Laboratory
Sony Corporation of America

  • Computer Vision & CG
  • Life Science
  • Image & Video
  • Communication
  • Sony Research Award Program

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CHINA・Beijing

R&D Center China
Beijing Laboratory
Sony (China) Limited

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Communication

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BELGIUM・Brussels

R&D Center Europe
Brussels Laboratory
Sony Europe B.V.

  • Privacy
  • Security
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Blockchain

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GERMANY・Stuttgart

R&D Center Europe
Stuttgart Laboratory 1
Sony Europe B.V.

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision & CG
  • Perception Systems
  • Communication

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GERMANY・Stuttgart

R&D Center Europe
Stuttgart Laboratory 2
Sony Europe B.V.

  • Material & Analysis
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Failure Analysis

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SWEDEN・Lund

R&D Center Europe
Lund Laboratory
Sony Europe B.V.

  • Communication
  • Software

UK・Basingstoke

SES Technology Office
Sony Europe B.V.

  • Wireless Communication Technology
  • Broadcast Technology

JAPAN・Tokyo/Kyoto

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

  • Global Agenda
    (Agriculture / Energy / Healthcare etc.)
  • Human Augmentation/Creativity
  • Cybernetic Intelligence
    (AI / Data Science)

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FRANCE・Paris

Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Paris office)

  • AI Assisted Music Creation
  • Language Evolution
  • Creativity

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