Challenging the status quo
We start with the why. Why do good ideas fail? Why do some companies struggle to scale? Why can’t corporate innovation be done differently?
How we find the best answers: think and act like a startup. Never stop looking for a better path forward. And keep asking the tough questions.
As the innovation group within Samsung, we build, grow, and scale great ideas, wherever organizations or entrepreneurs are in their life cycle. In our ever-changing and increasingly decentralized world, we believe that our unique approach will empower consumers, strengthen enterprises, and radically transform Samsung itself.
Our four core groups
Our growing team of designers, product managers, and engineers builds products with the power to transform the future of software.
With a focus on frontier tech, we invest in startups that have a high potential to scale and deliver outsized financial returns.
We acquire game-changing companies that can leverage Samsung’s global reach and resources to bring their innovations to consumers worldwide.
Our decentralized future
We believe that the trend towards decentralization will have a profound effect not just on technology, but on the everyday lives of consumers.
With our eye trained on the future, we are closely tracking this shift towards Edge and Cloud computing. For us, this means developing, acquiring, and investing in software capabilities around orchestration, security, provisioning, and blockchain.
As decentralization becomes the new norm, it’s imperative to address the implications for both innovators and consumers. The rise of IoT and a growing concern over privacy mean that software must meet a new set of standards, like low latency, lower bandwidth, and greater security. How can we best leverage this change to improve user experiences and push the limits of technology?
At Samsung NEXT, we begin to answer this question by decentralizing innovation itself. Our global offices, diverse teams, and open minds live at the proverbial “edge.” And with our deep commitment to what’s next, we believe that the possibilities for improving lives—and evolving technology—are limitless.
Our focus areas
We are interested in fields of innovation that we believe will play a significant role in our increasingly decentralized world.
Interests: Data collection and analysis. Easy-to-use algorithms. Next-gen computing power.
Interests: Strong semantic analysis. Data repositories of human emotions and feelings.
Interests: Platforms-as-a-service. Identity-as-a-service. New opportunities.
Interests: Clinical solutions in chronic disease management, as well as heart, mental health, and eyes.
Interests: Analytics. The cloud. Networking. Data. Orchestration.
Interests: Connected homes and businesses. Smart cities. Industrial manufacturing.
Interests: Mobility-as-a-service. Fleet management. APIs. Sensor intelligence.