Technology Partnerships Europe (TPE)

TPE analyzes Sony's technology portfolio and identifies gaps within. It consequently investigates technologies being developed at universities, research institutes and start-up companies in Europe and introduces them to Sony's business groups and R&D labs. The unique proposition of TPE is the combination of external and internal technologies to create additional value through this technology synthesis.

Besides the traditional consumer electronics TPE researches technologies in fields that the Sony top management is targeting for future Sony business engagements, namely "Healthcare", "Energy", "Cloud" and "Super Broadband". TPE collaborates on an international level with its counterpart organizations in Japan, US, and China. In its daily operation TPE works closely with the neighboring groups at STC "Technology & Engineering Europe", "Intellectual Property Department", and "Technology Standards Office".