Strengthen the digital platform
Digital Innovation Lab(DIL)
The Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) is an idea generation and incubation initiative that is open to all employees. Budget and human resources are assigned to projects focusing on viewpoints of innovativeness, expansivity, and future potential, rather than an immediate return on investment (ROI), so that they can promptly proceed to the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage followed by full-scale development.
Platform for human resource development: CHUGAI DIGITAL ACADEMY
CHUGAI DIGITAL ACADEMY(CDA) has been established to systematically develop in-house data scientists and other digital talents. We provide a full range of lectures and support practical application through on-the-job training. In addition, through external training programs, human resource exchange, and collaboration with universities and research institutions, we will enhance skills and experience in pharmaceuticals and digital technology.
Chugai Cloud Infrastructure(CCI)
Chugai has built Chugai Cloud Infrastructure (CCI) as a common company-wide digital IT platform to support the creation of innovative new drugs using digital technology and the efficiency of all value chains.
By centralizing infrastructure functions in a multi-cloud environment, we promote standardization, strengthen security governance, and efficiently manage integrated operations.
It is a digital IT foundation that covers both the Scientific and Enterprise domains and underpins all value chains.
Chugai is committed to “digital compliance” as an activity to comply with various laws and regulations associated with the use of human-derived data, especially clinical and genomic data, in the digital transformation for drug discovery and development. We have established Digital Compliance Group to respond to various national laws, such as the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws/regulations on research and development, ethical guidelines, and laws/regulations on the protection of intellectual property, and support of the appropriate use of data.
In recent years, new services and tools utilizing blockchain technology have emerged, leading to the spread of the concept of “Web 3.0,” a collective term for these services and tools, around the world. Moreover, with the advancement of XR technology, the number of combinations of various service tools comprising Web 3.0 and the “metaverse” is also on the rise.
Chugai aims to utilize these concepts and new opportunities from the perspectives of “data,” “organizations and communities,” and “spaces for value creation.” We will strive to create new value, such as providing optimal treatments through the use of individual data, extracting insights by fostering new relationships among stakeholders, and promoting innovation through advanced digital twins.
Optimize all value chains
Under the concept of “Transform production operations with digitalization to increase productivity and add high value to human capital,” we aim to link and optimize people and operational data in the following areas: 1) Planning, 2) Direct operations, and 3) Indirect operations. In the first step, we established a digital infrastructure to support new operations at the Ukima Plant as a model case. We will validate each measure for expansion to other production sites.
Conceptual diagram of future smart factory
To respond flexibly to the needs of our customers, or healthcare professionals, Chugai launched the cross-functional project Organic Communication (0C), otherwise called “Zero C,” to create an integrated interface to realize customer-centric marketing.
A company-wide cross-functional project to realize “customer-centric marketing” that combines real and digital worlds across products/areas and departments.
Chugai is looking for talent to help us harness digital technology to become a leading innovator in the healthcare industry.