Relentless Pursuit of Innovation —Message from the CTO—
Canon is a company that has fostered a priority on technology as its corporate DNA. Ever since its founding, the company has continued to grow and develop, consistently creating competitive products through distinctive technologies. In fact, the history of Canon's development has progressed in step with the development of our technologies.
As part of our efforts to innovate management through the Excellent Global Corporation Plan, we continue to promote innovation throughout all of our corporate activities, beginning with manufacturing.
Even in the field of technological development, it would not be an overstatement to say that the source behind our ability to create distinctive technologies lies in the fact that we are never satisfied with our current level of accomplishment, which is why we continue striving to realize new innovation.
By expanding and increasing the depth of the technologies required for future business, we will strengthen our technological capabilities, carrying out the world's top level of research, even in pre-competitive areas, with an eye to long-term business. Furthermore, we will swiftly incorporate these efforts into products to deliver the world's No. 1 products.
Looking ahead to the future, Canon is now pursuing "globalized diversification."
Toward this goal, the company aims to launch a Three Regional Headquarters management system, beginning with research and development, establishing innovation centers for the cultivation of technology into substantial business, not only in Japan, but with an expanded scope that includes Europe and the United States. In accordance with the regional characteristics of Japan, Europe and the United States, we will gather together talented minds to carry out R&D, from basic research to applied research, with these efforts in each region to be developed into global businesses in the future.
At Canon, our research and development will continue to evolve and advance, making available to society unprecedented value through innovative new technologies and contributing to enriching people's lives across the world.