We are working to create new products and services by combining the findings of Shiseido with technology acquired through joint research with external parties, business collaboration, M&A, and other channels. Examples of our current main projects are introduced here.
We are trying to create unprecedented innovations that lead future businesses by taking a new approach based on out-of-the-book thinking and foster a new culture and strong talented individuals in our R＆D organization.
The CBRC was founded in 1989 and is known as a world-class laboratory in the field of dermatology. Shiseido has been collaborating for 30 years with the CBRC as a pioneer of open innovation pursuing unprecedented research collaboration with external organizations both nationally and internationally. Many of the cutting-edge research results are utilized in our product research and development.
We clarified an underlying mechanism by which epidermal Langerhans cells in the skin reduce with age, which was previously unelucidated. With these study results, it is expected that new technology will be developed to prevent age-related decrease of Langerhans cells and enhance the vitality of the skin to boost the innate power of the skin.
Under the themes of medical beauty technology and holistic beauty technology, we have called for participation of Chinese startups in collaboration with Plug and Play China*1, which has a proven track record in corporate open innovation and startup accelerator.