Create groundbreaking materials, and pioneer markets with technology and development prowess
Measures toward further research and development
Kureha, to maintain the pace of innovation and generate valued products, and to identify new research targets with commercial potential, Kureha constantly pursues measures to enhance the activities of the R&D Division.
In-house thesis evaluation system
Enabling self-fulfillment by sharing research results
Kureha has established a corporate culture that provides employees with ample opportunities for self-fulfillment through a process of announcing, proposing, and evaluating research results. Thesis papers that continually advance existing businesses become valuable references that allow researchers to absorb the experience and knowledge of their predecessors, and help to advance research and development.
"Hatched egg" trials
Turning flashes of inspiration into action
Kureha continually generates new research themes through a cycle that involves identifying multiple research themes, gaining extensive amounts of new knowledge, and using the knowledge gained to search for the next round of research themes.
Research exchange meetings
Providing opportunities for technology fusion and networking
Kureha shares the technologies and initiatives of the R&D Division within the company and corporate group in order to promote technology and information exchange, and accelerate research and development.
Overseas study system
Providing opportunities to gain a global perspective and expand knowledge
We encourage our employees to study overseas and deepen their knowledge and abilities in their specialty fields. This in turns helps to grow our businesses, particularly new businesses currently in development, and supports Kureha's future as a global company.
Introduction of the creative thinking method
From idea to innovative thinking
Specialists with expert knowledge use the common language of "design thinking" as a tool to advance their individual fields of specialty.