WORK MILL’s Co-creation Spaces

“Co-creation” seeks value creation by gathering diverse human resources across organizational boundaries.

WORK MILL supports co-creation activities necessary for future “work” from four bases in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

About Co-creation Spaces

In 2012, based on concepts in the book “Working Places Connect People” that considers ideal working environments with a focus on interpersonal connections, we launched Future Work Studio “Sew” in Kioicho, Tokyo and began initiatives to create a place for creation. From 2015, we began full-scale operation of co-creation spaces under the concept of “Open Innovation Biotope.”

Many people have visited us, gaining new insights and encounters at events, launching projects for co-creation with other companies, universities, and communities, and requesting cooperation from WORK MILL in creating new co-creation spaces, giving rise to a variety of seeds for co-creation.

We will continue supporting future-oriented co-creation activities through co-creation spaces.


Open Innovation Biotope “Sea”

“”Sea” is a co-creation space connected to Tameike-sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro. It holds events offering ideas for future “work,” centered on “SEA ACADEMY” real-world monthly seminars and webinars.

AKASAKA INTERCITY AIR 13F, 1-8-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (c/o Okamura Corporation, CO-Dō LABO)


Open Innovation Biotope “Cue”

“Cue” is a co-creation space in Nagoya, a city that has prospered through automobile-related industries and other manufacturing. It engages in exciting co-creation activities and communication, as a place where diverse people cross existing frameworks to gather and nurture connections among people, goods, and things, as well as inspiration for ideas.

Dai Nagoya Bldg. 14F, 3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture (c/o Okamura Corporation Chubu Branch, MENNOLU LABO)


Open Innovation Biotope “bee”

“bee” is a co-creation space inside “K!ZUK! LABO” in GRAND FRONT OSAKA. Just as honeybees gather to share with peers, “bee” will develop co-creation activities aimed at a place where diverse people gather and naturally relax as they give rise to new and interesting discoveries. It will do so from the region of Kansai, where Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe adjoin as three uniquely appealing cities steeped in commerce yet with roots in ancient traditions and culture.

GRAND FRONT OSAKA, 4-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture (c/o Okamura Corporation Kansai Branch, K!ZUK! LABO)


Open Innovation Biotope “Tie”

“Tie” is Okamura’s co-creation space in Hakata, Fukuoka. It aims to be a place where diverse people can meet, connect (Tie), and tackle their next actions, in the open, festival-loving, and sometimes meddlesome city of Fukuoka. From this city of international flair and of energetic people both young and old, it will communicate information to Japan and to the world as an Asian hub.

Meijiyasuda Watanabe Bldg. 2F, 1-3-3 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture (c/o Okamura Corporation Fukuoka Showroom & Lab Office, HAPPI LABO)