Singapore – Global innovation firm I&CO has recently announced the launch of I&CO APAC, which was marked by the opening of its new Singapore Office.

The new office in Singapore marks the second in Asia, following its Tokyo office in 2019, and will be spearheading business development in the Asian market.

In line with this, Norikuni Takamiya will be appointed head of I&CO APAC, and Kyohei Takeuchi will be appointed as business development manager.

I&CO APAC and its new Singapore office will leverage its extensive experience in global strategy and design to provide bi-directional support to assist companies entering the APAC market, and Asia-based companies expanding out of the region.

Furthermore, I&CO has successfully initiated connections between Japan and its surrounding countries with projects such as promoting Japanese liquor brand Awamori in Asia, providing design and branding support for open innovation firm Cross Capital, and branding and design support for Malaysian startup platform Trambellir. 

Talking about this expansion, Takamiya said, “Since our inception in New York in 2016 and the Tokyo office’s launch in 2019, I&CO has worked on numerous branding projects for Japanese and international companies.”

“With our new Singapore office in 2024, we will leverage our global portfolio to foster cultural and economic exchanges across Asia and worldwide. Our mission is to create global brands, services, and innovation from Asia”, he added.