How can we detect the internal conditions of food non-invasively?
Enabling customers to seamlessly cook and monitor food in order to maximise flavour in food.
Nutritional enhancement or sustenance
How can we ensure healthy living by increasing the value of foods/ingredients?
Envisioning quality living by increasing the nutritional content of food, for example, by increasing antioxidation properties in food ingredients for daily cooking and food preservation.
Atsushi Fujita has more than 25 years of R&D experience in Panasonic corporation. He focuses mainly on power electronics and their applications, especially for cookers. He is now currently heading the development of core technologies for kitchen appliances. He holds a master's degree in engineering from Kyoto University.
Takeshi Kitaizumi has more than 25 years of R&D experience in Panasonic corporation. His research focuses mainly on power electronics and their applications, especially for cookers. He is now in charge of the development of heating control and sensing technologies for kitchen appliances. He holds a master's degree in engineering from Tohoku University.
Hiroaki Nitta has more than 17 years of R&D experience in Panasonic corporation. His research and development has mainly focused on heat transfer engineering, cookery science, and its applications, especially for cookers. He is now in charge of developing new heating technologies to achieve both the deliciousness and health of cooking equipment. He holds bachelor's degree in engineering from TOYOTA Technological Institute.
IP Senior Expert
Naotsugu Koashi has 15-year experience in Panasonic's intellectual property business in the fields of cogeneration systems, IoT and other technologies. He has been involved in intellectual property incubation activities from the basic research stage to the business growth stage. He holds a master's degree in engineering from Kyoto University. He is in charge of new business areas in Panasonic Appliances Company.
Shinsuke Sasaki has more than 14 years of R&D experience of kitchen appliances’ new features in Panasonic corporation. He has been focusing on sensing technology of food's internal state for 3 years. He has a Master of Engineering from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Jumpei Harada has 8 years of experience in the intellectual property field at Panasonic. He is currently based in Singapore and had started the open innovation activity in the Southeast Asia region. Playing the integral role of communicating between Panasonic R&D Centre Singapore and Panasonic HQ, Mr Harada launched the first Panasonic Deep Tech Innovation Challenge in April 2020 and continues to champion open innovation between ASEAN and Japan. He holds a master's degree in engineering from Kyoto University and is registered as a patent attorney of Japan.
Depending on the content of your business idea and technical development plan, we will consider the following possibilities:
Selected applicants may be given the opportunity to conduct joint POC with Panasonic and have a joint venture with Panasonic.
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Problem Areas and Potential Partners
Open to other possible application areas - Feel free to propose new ideas and solutions!
Example 1: Cooling Data Centres
With the development of the digital society, the amount of data handled in the world is increasing, and most of it is stored in data centres. When using data, the data centre generates a lot of heat and consumes a lot of energy in the cooling system to cool it.
Panasonic's cold storage technology enables optimal operation of the cooling system. For example, when the electric charges in a day are different, or when the amount of electricity used in the cooling system in a day is large or small, by making effective use of Panasonic's cold storage materials, it is possible to reduce the amount of electricity used in the cooling system.
Cool storage devices that reduce heat.
Through open collaboration, Panasonic hopes to support the development of the cooling system to reduce the amount of heat combustion and electricity by making use of Panasonic's cold storage materials.
Panasonic is looking for technology partners and business partners to co-innovate solutions, leveraging on Panasonic's knowledge and expertise on cold thermal technology.
Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines.