Mitsui Chemicals Opens Digital Science Lab.™ to Step up DX in R&D
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) today announced plans to open the Digital Science Lab.™ to further accelerate the digital transformation (DX) of its R&D through digital science, a realm that blends computational science with data science and high-performance computing. The new research building will be located at Mitsui Chemicals’ Sodegaura Center, which is one of Japan’s largest R&D hubs belonging to a chemical company and brings together the combined knowledge of more than 1,000 researchers at a single site.
Mitsui Chemicals launched the VISION 2030 Long-Term Business Plan this past April, and is guided by the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s corporate mission to “contribute broadly to society by providing high-quality products and services to customers through innovation and the creation of materials, while keeping in harmony with the global environment.” Going forward, Mitsui Chemicals will use these as a basis as it looks to resolve social issues via its business activities.
Overview of Digital Science Lab.™
|Name||Digital Science Lab.™|
|Location||Mitsui Chemicals Sodegaura Center, Sodegaura City, Chiba|
|Investment||Approx. 4 billion yen|
|Schedule||Construction starts June 2023. Completion is expected in October 2024, with use of the facility to begin the same month.|