Sinochem Group, a group company valuing technological innovation as the cornerstone of its core competitiveness and sustainability, has stepped up efforts to accelerate technological development, and corporate strategy transition based on technical progress. In addition to establishing a multilayer technical innovation system and two-stage technological management system, the group company also has drawn up a science and technology development plan, carried out sci-tech investment plan and incentive scheme to enhance its management for technology talent team and constantly promoted the technical upgrade of related business. In recent years, Sinochem Group has, under the solid support of relevant ministries and commissions, been successively rated as “National Innovative Enterprise”, “National Overseas High-level Talents Innovation Based Start-up Companies”, “National Intellectual Property Demonstration Enterprise”, “Key Unit of Central Enterprise Technological Innovation for Strategy Implementation” and has been proposed as a paragon for technical innovation for many times by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
At present, Sinochem Group has two professional research institutes, namely Shenyang Research Institute of Chemical Industry and Zhejiang Research Institute of Chemical Industry. Taking into consideration of national food security and development of the modern seed industry, Sinochem Group has established Wuhan Center for Life Science and biotechnology – the biggest domestic proprietary research and development base of the industry. In total, Sinochem Group owns twelve national high-tech companies, one national key laboratory, three national engineering (technology) research centers, seven postdoctoral workstations, one national safety assessment center, one national-recognized corporate technology center. Sinochem Group also takes the lead to establish globally recognized chemical product safety assessment GLP Laboratory in the nation and was chosen to run “Key Laboratory under the Ministry of Agriculture for Genetic Breeding of Crops like Corn and Rice”.
While keeping upgrade its technological innovation capability, the group company also has taken the lead to establish or co-establish technical innovation strategic alliance covering its major business fields like crop seed industry, pesticide, dye, kalium resource utilization, corn, fluorine chemical industry, so as to jointly push up industrial upgrade and technical progress of related industries together with other industry players. What’s more, the group company also works with research institutions at home and abroad like University of Leeds, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Agriculture University, China University of Petroleum, Zhejiang University, Sichuan University, Huazhong Agricultural University to conduct technical collaboration programs for multiple fields.
For its major business, the group company has been building a vibrant scientific innovation team with team members increasing every year. At present, there are more than 2500 sci-tech personnel and around 1500 researchers in the group company, more than 50% researchers are middle ranking and senior researchers, of which, there are one double hired academician, six experts of the national Thousand Talents Program, and four experts of the National Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Talent Project.
Currently, Sinochem Group has owned 743 patents in force, among which, 587 are patents for invention and 185 are patents recognized by patent authorities in the USA, Japan and Europe.