Innovations with Ricoh

TRIBUS is a project that invites innovators from both inside and outside Ricoh to make use of the company’s resources and contribute to innovation. TRIBUS aims to find solutions for a wide range of social issues, not limited to the workplace and imaging fields. In addition to funding and advanced technology supports, Ricoh Group employees share knowledge they have gained both inside and outside the company to create new value.

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
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Ricoh’s founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura, created a unique pool of thinkers, motivated by professional pride who refused to be limited by tradition. They have continued to support greater creativity by combining technology, engineering, and high-quality manufacturing. Now, the resources that support these innovative ideas are also accessible to those outside the company for solving the problems of the new era.


Highly specialized technology developed over 80 years

Participants have access not only to advanced technologies in printing, optics and image processing, and AI—fields which Ricoh specializes in—but also to Ricoh’s know-how in diverse fields, including workspace, the environment, and healthcare.


Projects supported by more than 250 employees

Projects benefit from extensive supports provided by Ricoh Group employees, which are customized to the wishes of the participants. More than 250 employees have self-registered to offer their unique skills and support the program.


Ricoh’s network backs 1.4 million companies worldwide

Ricoh has a sales network that covers some 200 countries and regions.
Our domestic and overseas networks are leveraged to support the development of projects.



Find previous projects of Ricoh’s in-house entrepreneurs and startup companies.


Yoshiko Iwata

Ricoh IT Solutions Co.,Ltd.

Masatomo Sugawara

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Yo Sakuma

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Eri Watanabe

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Kimiyoshi Haitani

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Saki Wataishi

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Kei Saitou

Ricoh IT Solutions Co.,Ltd.

Tsuyoshi Maehana

Ricoh Co., Ltd.

Yuji Wada