"Taiwa" (dialogue) and Collaboration-Focused Innovation

DNP seeks to create value that solves social issues together with everyone by collaborating with our customers and partners and synergizing their ideas and technologies with DNP’s strength of P&I (Printing & Information). DNP calls this “P&I Innovations.”

Ongoing Taiwa (dialogue) and collaboration among people with diverse knowledge and perspectives are the driving forces behind innovation. DNP opened a presentation and collaboration facility, P&I LAB., as a base for “Taiwa (dialogue) and Collaboration,” in multiple locations.

We operate six P&I LAB. facilities in Japan based on the themes of technology, space creation, packaging, publication and co-creation.

P&I LAB. Facility Themes


    This is a space for exchange and discussion inside and outside the company on the theme of collaboration. Here, ideas are promulgated and workshops are held in an atmosphere different from that of a regular office.

  • Photo of P&I LAB. TECHNOLOGY

    In this P&I LAB., we create new products by synergizing DNP's proprietary technologies, developed and applied through printing process, with the technologies and ideas of people outside the company. DNP also offers remote access services to the P&I LAB..

  • Photo of P&I LAB. PACKAGING

    The theme of this facility is the development of packaging that incorporates the viewpoints of consumers, based on the concept of "Human-friendly."


    This facility is themed around "space creation," comprising everything from living spaces to shops, commercial facilities and offices, based on the motto, "Design space with more freedom."

  • Photo of P&I LAB. PUBLISHING

    This facility is themed around business development related to publications that have supported the development of civilization for more than 140 years, since DNP’s founding in 1876.

  • Photo of P&I LAB. OSAKA

    This facility is a base for collaboration in the Kansai area and consists of four zones that include the exhibition, co-creation, packaging, and space creation.

P&I LAB. Value Co-creation

DNP is accelerating the speed at which it creates new value through P&I LAB.-based collaborations. Correlation of P&I LAB: Collaboration (P&I LAB/COLLABORATION, P&I LAB/OSAKA) is surrounded by technology (P&I LAB/TECHNOLOGY), space creation (P&I LAB/SPACE CREATION, P&I LAB/OSAKA), packaging (P&I LAB/PACKAGING, P&I LAB/ OSAKA) and publishing (P&I LAB/PUBLISHING) surround it. These will extend into the four growth areas of Group Vision 2015. Each facility is introduced in detail in the next section.

Realization of P&I Innovations
Creating value that solves social issues

Facility visit flow (reservations required)

  1. Inquiries to DNP staff in charge

  2. Introduction to each facility in accordance with customer needs, issues, and themes

  3. Facility visit/start of collaboration activities

*Regarding visits

P&I Lab. is a facility for business partners and therefore we do not accept general customers for visits. At present, we are limiting visits to customers who we are already communicating with.

Going forward, we seek to create value to solve social issues together with various companies and research institutes.

DNP Group Vision / Code of Conduct