Assembling to create
a new future
Open innovation is Samsung’s initiative that identifies and develops the best-in-class technologies and infrastructures of tomorrow
Samsung initiative to identify and improve the new technologies
To put the principles of Open innovation into operation, Samsung adopts a multi-pronged approach that involves participation in global consortiums, forging links between the industry and top universities, cooperation with vendors, and running leading-edge overseas research centers. Samsung is committed to conducting the best-in-class research in the materials and technologies of tomorrow.
Participation in global consortiums
We actively participate in multiple industry consortiums. By synthesizing divergent viewpoints from other participants, consortiums help achieve consensus on important issues, such as drawing up standards and guidelines, identifying potential technologies, and fostering a beneficial business ecosystem. Samsung is a key player in the agenda of 13 international consortiums, including SEMATCH or IMEC. By leveraging the advantages of participating in global consortiums, Samsung is well poised to prepare cutting-edge technologies and next-generation infrastructure.
Cooperation between industry and academia
Samsung has a long-term vision of developing a robust network of next-generation technologies, infrastructure, and personnel. To achieve this, we create strategic alliances between the industry and top universities domestic and abroad. We strengthen the industry-academia cooperation by promoting various activities, such as research in universities and sponsored training for students and employees in local and overseas universities.
Synergy with equipment and materials vendors
Samsung cooperates with its equipment and materials vendors domestic and abroad. This cooperation makes it possible for us to better shape and control the manufacturing and quality processes of vendors, which ultimately leads to increasing the competitiveness of our products.
Operation of overseas research centers
Samsung has set up multiple research centers in many countries. These overseas R&D centers perform valuable research in emerging materials and technologies in the spheres of hardware, software, and packaging. The centers also help Samsung establish a credible market and mindshare presence in their respective countries. With the help of the overseas centers Samsung is able to increase its volume of R&D operations, concentrate on researching application-specific technologies, and finally, put the results of the research projects into practical use.