(Seed-Innovation to Need-Impetus Cyclic Evolution)
Developed by OMRON's founder, Dr. Kazuma Tateisi, and presented at the 1970 International Future Research Conference, SINIC theory acts as a compass to align our corporate strategy with society's future needs. According to this theory, science, technology and society share a cyclical relationship, mutually impacting and influencing each other in two distinct ways. In one direction, scientific breakthroughs yield new technologies that help society to advance. In the other direction, social needs spur on technological development and expectations for new scientific advancement. Thus, both of these factors affect each other in a cyclical manner, propelling further social evolution.