The concept is “Collaborate with a Global Company, Develop New World-class Products”. Member companies of Osaka Hackers Club are collaborating with global companies such as ONKYO, Reckitt Benckiser, Sunstar, and Yahoo!JAPAN.
Sharp corporation, a manufacturer of consumer electronics, organized open innovation event utilizing their product “COCOROBO” the cleaning robot. Players mostly consisting of engineers from Osaka Hackers Club participated in the hackathon event to add new values to COCOROBO. The result was adopted as one of the ideas for productization.