WHO WE ARE Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1999, CIC globally runs innovation centers, which support entrepreneurs and startups. CIC Tokyo is a one of the largest innovation centers in the country.
An innovation base made specifically for entrepreneurs
"CIC has supported growth of many startups with comfortable, flexible workspaces and access to countless resources. Our strong sense of community and connections worldwide provide clients with networking opportunities. Overall, CIC is full of entrepreneurs working to derive solutions to extraordinary questions and challenges. By creating a thriving environment for them, we hope to not only generate economic value, but also realize the mission of improving and fixing the world through innovation."

A workplace like home!
CIC is a global community where everyone can be themselves and grow together.

Loving and caring!
CIC is a place where people from diverse backgrounds respect and help each other.

Try, fail, and celebrate!
CIC is a place where experimentation and learning from mistakes are encouraged.

CIC is a place of opportunities where innovation happens.
CIC Members
Takaaki Umezawa (Chairman of A.T. Kearney Japan Corporation) serves as the Chairman of CIC Japan . He has supported numerous entrepreneurial activities in both Japan and the United States.
Takaaki UmezawaChairperson, CIC Japan
A community for entrepreneurs of all kinds. A type of space that brings brilliant minds together to foster new ideas through open communication and various programs. Our worldwide network and diverse team await you. We provide an exceptional environment for those with well-rounded perspectives driving social and industrial innovation. Come and join us!
Minako Hirata
General Manager
Masaru Nagura
Director, CIC Institute
Kay Kobayashi
Community Operations Manager
Krystal Ikeguchi
Community Operations Lead
Kei Shimizu
Sales Director
Mikako Suzuki
Event Lead
Ayano Kagami
Assistant Director Of CIC Institute
Midori Mizote
Project Manager Of CIC Institute
Our Service
CIC is a home for exemplary entrepreneurs leading fast-growing businesses, keeping them highly-motivated and focused on their pursuit of innovation. By engaging with those who continuously find inspiration and act on them with purpose, we intend to join their adventures to changing the world.

INNOVATION COMMUNITY With the central focus on people and relationships, CIC seeks to build a dynamic, diverse, global innovation community. These include brilliant individuals of various backgrounds and locations: entrepreneurs, investors, government, local organizations, venture-supporting professionals, students, researchers, and more. In addition, CIC Tokyo works closely with Venture Cafe Tokyo to establish an open environment that reaches more people.
OUR FACILITY AND AMENITIES We provide carefully selected workspaces and services available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. * Private office and co-working space * Fully-stocked kitchen (With drinks, snacks, etc.) * Conference rooms / Event space * Massage room * Shower room * Nursing room
GLOBAL NETWORK CIC is located in 7 cities around the world, mainly in the United States and Europe. CIC Tokyo is the very first site in Asia. CIC provides services that bridges worldwide locations, and supports the overseas expansion of Japanese startups and the opening of Japanese bases for overseas startups. For example, in the fields of healthcare and robotics, the CIC’s network in the Boston area, which has the largest number of research institutes and startups in the world, is utilitzed to support international expansion of Japanese deep tech startups. Venture Café, CIC’s sister organization, is also expanding globally and hosting international events every Thursday at CIC. In addition, many Japanese startup competitions for global startups such as Hello Tomorrow and Entrepreneurship World Cup are being held at CIC Tokyo.

Energetic Atmosphere, Comfortable Space, and Community

CIC Tokyo is committed to fostering a strong community that truly cares about being “Innovation Leaders”. The hallways are intricately designed to encourage unexpected encounters, and the atmosphere is conducive to starting a casual converstation with other CIC members.

Community Events

A variety of events are held each month in hope to create a community where residents are not only connected through business, but also their personal interests like food, sports, beauty, wellbeing and other activities.

Seminar and Conferences

We run a number of events that are attended by CIC members as well as many non-members; some are hosted by CIC, others by residents, and about a dozen are held each month. We believe that a wide variety of participants is key in creating an open and vibrant environment.

Interior Design that Bring People Together

CIC Tokyo is designed to be a space where “innovation is around the corner” and “new encounters are effortless”. “Roji-corners (a small sitting area)” are set up in the corridors to ease conversation with anyone you meet, and the corridors are designed to give the passerby a glimpse of the path ahead to encourage them to explore their neigbors.

Friendly Atmosphere

We aspire to create a space and environment that feels like working in one large company, where people gradually get to know each other and say hi, or get in a casual chat with the staff around the reception area.

Diverse Crowd

At CIC Tokyo, we value DEIB, which stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, respectively, and are committed to building a diverse community that is not binded by nationality, religion, or gender.

Industry Specific Communities

Recognising and sharing social issues amongst related fields and companies, and an environment where you can easily find partners to tackle these together, is crucial in nuturing innovation. CIC Tokyo works with a variety of companies, organizations, and government agencies to build a community specializing in fast-growing business fields, and to support startup innovation from a variety of perspectives.

Community Events
Seminar and Conferences
Interior Design that Bring People Together
Friendly Atmosphere
Diverse Crowd
Industry Specific Communities

Building an "Innovation Culture"

CIC is dedicated to fostering an “Innovation Culture.”

The term “Innovation Culture” refers to a culture that promotes innovation and creativity, and at CIC, we are actively working to create such a culture. We operate an innovation campus where various key players come together to support the growth of startups. CIC Tokyo, as the first Asian base, is a shared office space that houses not only startups but also investors, venture capitalists (VCs), large corporations, local governments, and administrations, all of whom support these startups.

Furthermore, at CIC, we place great emphasis on building a strong “Community” that connects residents and various businesses in the spotlight. While CIC Tokyo takes the lead in promoting activities, each company and individual participating in the community actively contributes to its vitality. Our ultimate goal is to create an active community that continues to generate new possibilities.

By having multiple players and supporters actively involved and complementing each other’s strengths in this culture and community, even challenging innovations that might be difficult for a single company become achievable. We believe that this approach will not only benefit startups within the country but also lead to the birth of successful startups that can make a global impact.

CIC Global
"Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1999. The company mission aligns with our firm belief in innovation as a solution to our society’s pressing challenges. For over 20 years, we have supported innovators on their pursuit of innovation. At last, our very first location in Asia is opening in Toranomon, Tokyo. We hope to bring all our knowledge and experiences from the past 10 years into developing a high-spirited, dynamic community unique to Japan. CIC provides the following: 1. comfortable, flexible office solutions 2. open and transparent, all-inclusive, homely community of brilliant innovators and supporters 3. a platform that connects people and ultimately stimulates innovation. We aim to build and strengthen a local innovation ecosystem that Japan has never seen before."
CIC Japan
Name CIC Japan G.K.
Address Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15F 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-6415 Japan
Founded 2018
Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15F 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-6415 Japan Google Maps
  • Directly connected to "Toranomon Hills Station" on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line "Toranomon Station" B2・B3・B4 Exit
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line “Kasumigaseki Station” Exit A12
  • Toei Mita Line "Uchisaiwaicho Station" Exit A3
  • About 11 minutes on foot from JR "Shimbashi Station"