Open Innovation Promotes Product Iteration and Upgrading: Tianzun Air Conditioner
The air-spray technology of Tianzun Air Conditioner has disrupted the traditional refrigeration method of “blending cold and warm air in the room”.
Haier transforms the traditional Waterfall R&D Approach to an Iterative Approach and builds an open platform to assist this transformation. Haier Innovation aims to achieve zero-distance interaction between global users and innovation resources and realize the iteration of user experience instead of products. (Right: Haier Innovation Model)
Haier has set up a customer-oriented 10+N open innovation system around the world. Where there are customers, there will be Haier innovation and R&D. (Right: Haier Global Resources Network)
HOPE (Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem) was established in October 2009. After years of development, this open innovation team has been transformed into an open innovation service platform. HOPE Platform is a eco-community that attracts innovators, a large-scale resource network that covers the globe and a one-stop service platform that supports product innovation.Visit HOPE Platform
In 2014, Haier Air Box was first released on CES. As China’s first air-controlled personal health smart hardware, Air Box is able to examine indoor air quality and connect air conditioner and air purifier with various appliances. Also as one of the key smart hardware terminals of Haier’s “Smart Air Ecosystem”, Air Box is rapidly iterated through constant user interaction and fully opening its API.
National Science & Technology Award are considered the highest honor in China's science and technology field. Haier, as a home appliance enterprise, has won 16 National Science & Technology Awards, accounting for 2/3 of all awards in the industry.
Haier leads the establishment of international smart home standards at five major international standard institutions (ISO, IEC, IEEE, OCF,CHIP). To date, Haier ranks first in the industry for the formulation of 655 national/industrial standards.
To date, Haier has received 11 China Patent Awards for patents filed around the world, accounting for 60% of all patents in the industry. Accumulatively, Haier has filed over 75,000 patents worldwide, among which over 47,000 are patents for invention. Haier ranks first in China's home appliance industry in terms of the number of patents for invention.
It has won 3 "China excellent industrial design gold awards" from the Ministry of industry and information technology of the people's Republic of China, and is the only enterprise with three consecutive titles of "national industrial design gold awards"; It has won 5 international design gold awards and 500 Design Awards (including the above five gold awards).