Dr. HONG Jiang
Chief Technology Officer of NIPSEA Group
Greenhouse effect, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, we are in a world full of change and volatility.
Innovation is the only way to address the unprecedented challenges our world is facing. In the 140-year long history of Nippon Paint, innovation has been the cornerstone that empowers us to meet customer demands with superior solutions.
With the brand promise of innovation with heart & people at our core, we are inspired by you to imagine technologies that transcend the ordinary.
NIPSEA Group’s R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai is our gateway to customer-inspired innovations. The Centre houses more than 150 experienced professionals across various fields and serves as a knowledge hub. We are building a campus in the R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai, in which we aim to employ more than 300 R&D and Innovation professionals by 2025. We also have an R&D Centre in Singapore that focuses on colour technology innovation, primarily serving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market.
Nippon Paint Singapore has developed a total cool paint solution with IR infrared-reflective technology to reflect infrared radiation from the sun into the atmosphere and away from the horizontal surface (roof, road perimeter) and vertical (facade) surface of the building. This will reduce thermal heat accumulation at the surfaces to cool down the buildings by up to 5°C.
Digitalization is to enable or improve processes by leveraging digital technologies and digitized data. In a world full of changes and volatilities, digitalization is a useful tool and methodology to help us increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs. Digitalization is critical in the whole process of our innovation. It empowers to improve the products, automate the process and simplify our communications.
Tools in our Digitalization
Project portfolio management (PPM) provides visibility into demand, resources, and project portfolios to improve productivity in our innovation from concept and feasibility test to commercialization.
Electronic Lab Notebook helps to run lab more efficiently and maximize research output. Lab managers and scientists seamlessly plan and document experiments, track progress, and share results with ease and security protection.
With the help of the Intellectual Property Management System, we can manage and maintain intellectual property-related documents and automate processes for securing intellectual property rights.
We are looking forward to invest in innovative start-ups and scale-ups with new technology, solution and mindset which will help to shape the future of the industry.
Criteria of assessment
- Strategic emerging industries.
- Technology and business to disrupt the existing value chains
- Strong market potential and growth momentum in the next 5-10 years.
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