About PicoCELA


To contribute to the development of all industries by realizing high-density information and communications infrastructure that are both high-capacity and cableless.

"Communications infrastructure" underpinning mobile communications
"Information structure" driving AI

PicoCELA aims to fuse these two elements together.

By fusing "communications infrastructure" and "information infrastructure" to create "information and communications infrastructure" and adding the quality of being high density, we will massively evolve communication and information processing power.

We will contribute to the development of all industries by providing, and supporting the spread of, technology that enables cableless connection to high-density information and communications infrastructure.

About PicoCELA

About PicoCELA

Company Profile

Company Name PicoCELA Inc.
Location 〒103-0013
2-34-5 Ningyocho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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Fukuoka Technology Center 〒814-0015
1-20-22 Muromi, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture Vent Muromi A-2
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Poland R&D Center 96/83 Panska Street, Warsaw 00-837, Poland
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Representative director
Representative Director & CEO & CTO Hiroshi Furukawa

Hiroshi Furukawa
Representative Director & CEO

  • A world leader in radio resource control
  • Core member of ARIB, ETSI, 3GPP R99
  • Inventor of Site Selection Diversity Transmit (SSDT), the world-standard cellular system for 3G and subsequent generations
  • Made more than 70 inventions in Japan and overseas
  • Over 100 research papers in Japan and overseas
  • Over 10 years' experience as CEO and CTO
  • Professor at Kyushu University (until March 2018)
Date Founded August 8, 2008
Capital 100 million yen
Major Shareholders Innovation Engine Inc., Japan Post Capital Co., JR East Start Up Co., Kaga Electronics Co., KBC Co., Mizuho Capital Co., Shimizu Corp., Sojitsu Corp., Yaskawa Electric Corp., etc. (in alphabetical order)
Summary of business
Development and sales of next-generation wireless multistage relay solutions and edge computers for IoT 
Products applying cableless & wireless multi-hop technology
・ Overwhelmingly reduces the attenuation rate vs. existing meshes
・ Enables cableless & wireless multistage relays
PCWL-0400 series products: Construction, factories, event sites
Cloud management services via PicoManager
・ Remote monitoring, management, control and updates
・ Collection/analysis of big data, such as people-flow analysis and room access management


  • 2022

    High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2022Ranked 61st

  • 2021

    High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021 Ranked 433rd

  • 2020

    JEITA 5th Venture Awards

    Received the "incentive award for utilization of intellectual property (the intellectual property information division)" at the 6th Commendation for the Utilization of Intellectual Property, sponsored by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

  • 2019

    Selected as a member of the Super City Open Lab, sponsored by the Cabinet Office; selected as Orange Fab Tokyo; ranked second at the Pitch Contest

  • 2018

    Won the JR East Japan Start-Up Grand Prix
    Selected as a supporting company for JETRO's Silicon Valley Innovation Program
    Selected as a potential participant in Google Launchpad Accelerator Tokyo

  • 2017

    Mizuho Innovation Award

  • 2016

    Selected as a representative for the Kyushu region for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

  • 2015

    Selected for the Western Japan area award of the Independents Club Grand Prize

  • 2011

    Received award of excellence at the Fukuoka Venture Market Grand Prix 2011

  • 2010

    Received the IT Company Award at the Commendations of the Kyushu Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development of ISIT (Institute of Systems, Information Technologies)

  • 2009

    Received the Fukuoka City Step-Up highest award for the H Fukuoka City step-up subsidized projects
    Adopted as the 1st R&D subsidization recipient company for 2009 by the Mitsubishi UFJ Technology Development Foundation

  • 2008

    Received the "Monozukuri Grand Award" sponsored by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun