Dr. Yuichi Takemasa
Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS)
The world is facing many social challenges, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), digital transformation (DX), demand for smart buildings and cities, low-carbon/recycling-oriented societies, disaster prevention against earthquakes and extreme weather conditions associated with climate change, ageing society, improvement of construction productivity, and so forth. In addition, the recent COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges and will drastically change society in the future.
As a global hub for R&D of the Kajima Group, Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS) not only promotes Kajima’s technology but also proposes solutions to create new values for buildings and infrastructures. We undertake advanced R&D to cope with these social challenges and provide our clients with advanced consulting matched to regional needs and global trends.
Based in Singapore, an ideal place for its openness to advanced technology, we are keen to facilitate open innovation with government agencies, universities, private companies, and start-ups to make the world a better place. Moreover, KaTRIS is seeking to expand our activities to South-east Asian countries and beyond including Australia, Europe, and the United States.
KaTRIS consists of researchers with a wide range of technical fields as well as staffs with knowledge of marketing and strategic planning. We are committed to applying our expertise to tackle various technical challenges with people around the world. We believe in the potential of technology that creates a better future by promoting health, wellness, safety, quality, and low environmental impact. We look forward to collaborating with researchers, government officials, and industry partners who share the same values, thereby contributing to the development of society in the future.
Technology marketing and advanced technology search
KaTRIS collects and assesses market needs and technology seeds, establishes networks of human resources with government agencies and universities, and promotes our own technologies developed and accumulated in the upstream of the construction business for Singapore, Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries and other parts of the world.
KaTRIS is keen to refine its technologies in Singapore, which is one of the world's leading hubs of advanced technologies, by identifying and introducing state-of-the-art technologies in diverse industries including start-ups.
R&D to meet global and local needs
Besides such worldwide social issues as environment and energy, every country has its own diverse issues to address. Singapore needs technology to improve productivity and enhance sustainability with implementing advanced ICT, while other Southeast Asian countries need technology to improve infrastructure and secure quality.
KaTRIS invests large resources in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to respond to these needs and carries out R&D while actively encouraging open innovation with universities, research institutes, and international companies in the region.
Consulting on advanced technologies
KaTRIS offers technology consulting to developers as well as design and engineering companies in the Asia-Pacific(APAC) region. We aim to contribute to society in every country in the region through construction projects by leveraging the technologies accumulated in Japan for the past 70 years, joint research with local universities and research institutes, and the know-how and experience of providing technology support to the Kajima Group.