Sony’s FES Watch rocks @IFA 2016

September 2, 2016

They have a winner in the Seed Acceleration Program

Innovation roadbloacks are large corporations are sadly a given, something that leads ideators to look at other avenues to realize their inventions. Under Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, the Seed Acceleration Program has become a path to innovation for the company. This crowdfunding program that allows Sony’s employees to promote their ideas through the platform, where backers can support, reserve and purchase the ideas. A true innovation, and one that needs to be lauded.

At IFA 2016, Mr, Hirai showcased the e-paper timepiece, the rather intriguing FES Watch which comes with up to three weeks of battery life and a customizable, always-on face and band.

For those in Japan, you can until October 7th pledge between ¥44,710 and ¥59,940 to try to get one for yourself.

Projects that are being showcased at IFA 2016 include Aerosense Inc, the joint venture for the autonomous drones and cloud-based data processing services for measurement and inspection, and Sony’s new robotics educational kit called KOOV.

There are some very intriguing projects being funded as part of Sony’s initiative, so watch this space for more.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: