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Challenge for young creators
Sony and THU launch the second edition of Sony Talent League
22 Sep, 2021
After the success of last year’s edition, Sony Group Corporation (Sony) and THU have joined forces once again to launch a global challenge that supports young creators worldwide and to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry. Last year, we received 1638 total submissions from 105 countries.
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Sony Group ESG Briefing FY2021: Evolving Sustainability Management: Initiatives to Create Value Through Sony’s Business
15 Sep, 2021
At its ESG Briefing held today, Sony outlined the evolution of its sustainability management, focusing on initiatives that aim to create social value through its diverse business activities and technology.
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New event-based vision sensors
Sony to release two types of stacked event-based vision sensors with the industry’s smallest*1 4.86 micrometre pixel size for detecting subject changes only
09 Sep, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the upcoming release of two types of stacked event-based vision sensors. These sensors designed for industrial equipment are capable of detecting only subject changes, and achieve the industry’s smallest*1 pixel size of 4.86μm.
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New industry first sensor
Sony to release a stacked SPAD depth sensor for automotive LiDAR applications, an industry first
06 Sep, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation today announced the upcoming release of the IMX459 stacked SPAD depth sensor for automotive LiDAR applications using direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) method, an industry first.
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Sony Research Award Program’ Expands to India and further in Europe as it Enters its Sixth Year
15 Jul, 2021
Sony announced today that it is now accepting submissions for its Research Award Program, currently in its sixth year. The program provides funding for programs researching emerging and innovative technologies in collaboration with Sony’s own research groups, and is open to universities in the U.S., Canada, 17 European countries (with 8 new additions)*, and, starting this year, India.
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ESG Initiative Support Program
Sony Innovation Fund Launches ESG Initiative Support Program for Portfolio Companies
02 Jun, 2021
Sony Innovation Fund, a corporate venture capital arm of Sony Group Corporation (hereafter “Sony”), today announced that it has developed an Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) evaluation process for its portfolio companies and launched a program to support each company's ESG efforts.
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Smart city trial in Rome
Sony cooperates in smart city trial project in Rome using intelligent vision sensors to reduce traffic, optimise public transportation and support pedestrian safety
27 May, 2021
Sony Europe has announced its IMX500 image sensors with AI processing functionality are at the core of three smart city trials being run by Envision in the municipality of Rome. These are intended to cut the city’s transport-related pollution and accidents at pedestrian crossings.
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Renowned Chef Hajime Yoneda Joins Sony AI as an Advisor to Gastronomy Flagship Project
06 Apr, 2021
Owner-chef of Michelin three-star restaurant HAJIME to advise Sony AI on reimagining the future of restaurants with AI & Robotics
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Artificial Intelligence
Uéle Lamore announces new EP Heqet’s Shadow: Return of Glycon for release 2. April A collaboration project with Sony Computer Science Laboratories’ “Music and Artificial Intelligence” team
01 Apr, 2021
Musicians have always used technology to augment their creativity; Uèle Lamore is no exception. The 27-year-old Franco-American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and arranger specializes in incorporating electronic and synthetic elements in her work, but for new EP Heqet’s Shadow: Return Of Glycon – her first release on new Sony Music Masterworks imprint XXIM Records - she went further than ever before. She employed Artificial Intelligence.
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Sony Talent League
Grand winner of first “Sony Talent League by THU” revealed – Global challenge to continue for a second season
23 Mar, 2021
Sony Corporation and THU have announced the winner of “Sony Talent League by THU”, a global challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry, held in conjunction with Sony Creators Gate.
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World's Most Ethical Companies
Sony Honored as One of "2021 World's Most Ethical Companies"
24 Feb, 2021
Sony Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the 3rd consecutive year. The US-based Ethisphere Institute researches and advances the standards of ethical business practices worldwide.
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Sony Launches Digital Presence for CES 2021 - Show Overview
06 Jan, 2021
January 6, 2021 – Sony, heading into its 50th year as an exhibitor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), today announced details of its digital participation in the upcoming 2021 online event. The company will showcase its innovations as a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology at this year’s digital-only event, January 11-14, 2021.
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Water Resource Management
Sony Recognized as a Leader in Water Resource Management by CDP Report
14 Dec, 2020
Sony Corporation (Sony) announced today that it has been included in the CDP's Water A List, recognizing Sony as one of the highest performing companies in the area of water resource management. This is the fourth time, following fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2019, that Sony has made the Water A List.
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Sony Innovation Fund
Sony Establishes “Sony Innovation Fund: Environment” to Nurture Ventures Specializing in Environmental Technology
10 Sep, 2020
Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony”) established the corporate venture capital fund, “Sony Innovation Fund: Environment,” in September 2020, to nurture ventures specializing in new environmental technology.
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Green Management 2025
Sony Establishes "Green Management 2025" Group Environmental Medium-Term Targets
10 Sep, 2020
Sony Corporation (hereinafter “Sony”) has set a long-term environmental plan “Road to Zero” to achieve a “zero environmental footprint” by 2050 throughout all stages of its product lifecycles and business activities. To achieve this, it sets medium-term environmental targets every five years to serve as milestones.
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Sony ESG/Technology Briefing
Sony ESG/Technology Briefing FY2020
10 Sep, 2020
Today, Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony” or “the Company”) held its ESG/Technology Briefing for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (FY2020).
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Sony Talent League
Sony launches global challenge to empower aspiring creators going beyond boundaries in digital entertainment - “Sony Talent League by THU”
31 Jul, 2020
Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the launch of "Sony Talent League by THU", a global challenge to empower aspiring creators co-hosted by Sony and "Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU)", a networking platform for creators. The challenge is looking for the best cross-border talent on a worldwide scale, to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry.
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Sony Research Award Program
'Sony Research Award Program' Expands to Europe as it Enters its Fifth Year
15 Jul, 2020
Sony announced today that it is now accepting submissions for its Research Award Program, currently in its fifth year. The program provides universities in the U.S., Canada and starting this year, selected European countries, funding for programs researching emerging and innovative technologies in collaboration with Sony’s own research groups.
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Sony to release world’s first Intelligent Vision Sensors with AI processing functionality
14 May, 2020
Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality. Including AI processing functionality on the image sensor itself enables high-speed edge AI processing and extraction of only the necessary data, which, when using cloud services, reduces data transmission latency, addresses privacy concerns, and reduces power consumption and communication costs.
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UNOPS
UNOPS and Sony Launch Innovation Collaboration Program - Now accepting submissions for business ideas for Global Innovation Challenge
21 Apr, 2020
Tokyo, Japan—The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Sony Corporation announced the global launch of a collaborative program for innovation today.

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