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Innovation in the time of Corona: Company Sharp, Japan
Need is one of the most powerful drivers when it comes to innovation. The urgent need for medical equipment and supplies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented response not only from the medical sector, but also from myriad other industries. From hospitality and motoring to cosmetics and luxury fashion,
businesses have come together to bridge the gap between supply and demand in a remarkable show of global solidarity.
COMPANY Sharp, Japan
PRINCIPAL OUTPUT Electronics manufacturer
PIVOT Pivoted a TV plant manufacturing LCD display panels to produce face masks for Japanese population
PRODUCTION From 150,000-500,000 a day as production ramps up