In 2021, our performance:
1. Cultivate Innovative Talents
In order to excavate and cultivate scientific and technological talents, we build a team of senior scientific research talents and provide technical support for CTI to enhance the competitiveness on scientific and technological innovation. We established a post-doctoral innovation practice base in 2018 to provide national-level innovation for outstanding young people from colleges and research institutes. The scientific research projects and experimental platforms allow employees to improve themselves in practice and create social value at the same time. The Group's postdoctoral innovation base currently has 5 postdoctoral fellows in the station. It carries out research work in the fields of materials, chemistry, marine environment, rail transition and environmental big data.
During the reporting period, we carried out 3 special training for innovative research & development (R&D). Those training focused the R&D personnel of each subsidiary in the fields of project application, innovative R&D and management, patent application, paper publication, etc. It standardized the writing of technical data and summarized the R&D results systematically. A total of more than 300 people participated. We also held the first oral debate of innovative projects, and selected 8 excellent proposals from 22 innovative proposals, covering RPA robot process automation and automatic identification of sample management. We input forward effective suggestions for the construction of scientific and technological inspection and testing institutions.
2. Overcoming Difficulties in Scientific Research
While cultivating and enhancing the innovation capability of the CTI Group, we leverage our professional advantages to actively contribute wisdom to the development of the industry and society. Starting from 2020, we took the lead in undertaking the national key research and development plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China to undertake the key special project "Development and Application of Integrated Inspection and Testing Service Platform for Emerging Industries". The key project of “R&D and Application Demonstration of Key Technologies for Common Services in Modern Service Industry" focuses on new materials, new energy and energy saving technology on emerging industries. Ir covers carbon emission reduction and environmental protection, resource integration, quality control, evaluation standards, inspection, testing, certification, calibration and other service links during the whole process of design and development, production and manufacturing, and operation and maintenance services of important equipment, products and key components. The mid-term inspection of the project has been completed and it is expected to break through no less than 25 key technologies; applied for no less than 15 patents; formulated no less than 2 national, industrial or core enterprise standards; and formed a one-stop inspection and service collaborating platform. During the reporting period, we were awarded the "National Key R&D Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology - Application Demonstration Base in East China and South China".
3. Implementing Digital Strategy
Our digital and innovative strategy focuses on both internal and external aspects: improving internal business processes through digital technology; providing digital external services to improve customer experience.
- Improve the internal business process: establish a standardization information management platform of the Group throughout the process of extraction, cleaning, utilization, improvement and data analysis. It can reflect the distributive structure of the Group and the training of professional talents. It can monitor the work dynamics and distribution of standardization and talent training. It also establishes a public information service platform to provide online & real-time query for localized companies and business groups in various regions of the group to obtain information in a timely manner. We update and explore new scientific research capabilities to provide services for CTI Group. Standardization work and scientific research talents provide technical support for communication and publication.
- In terms of improving customer experience: the Group has established a CTI MALL platform and a big data analysis mechanism. It starts from the personalized customization needs of customers for driving business improvement through data analysis. It can improve overall operational efficiency & service quality. It continuously provide customers with customized and high value-added services.
4. Research and Development of Domestic and Foreign Standards
Since 2007, CTI has actively participated in the research and development of international and domestic standards. It also participated in the formulation and revision. It led or participated in the formulation and revision of more than 600 national standards, industry standards and group standards, and has 56 seats in the Standardization Technical Committee of each industry.
CTI leads or participates in the formulation and revision of a number of standards for International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro Technical Commission (IEC). CTI convenes domestic and foreign experts to conduct new project including project proposals, project voting, standard document drafting, verification of methodology and opinion solicitation in global scale. In 2021, we led the revision of "ISO/TC34/SC6: Determination of Glutamate Content in Meat and Meat Products" and participated in the formulation of ISO/TC34/SC6: Meat and Meat Products-Determination of Total Phosphorus, ISO/TC52: Thin-walled Metal Containers - Dimensions of Easy-Open and Easy-Tear Caps, ISO/TC34/SC6: ISO7124 Determination of Residues of Fipronil and Its Metabolites in Eggs and Egg Products by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and ISO/TC34/SC6: ISO7158 Determination of Nitrite and Nitrate in Meat and Meat Products - Ion Chromatography and other national standards. By the end of 2021, we had successfully released more than 500 national standards, industry standards and group standards and more than 100 standard projects in the process of research, formulation and revision. Among them, the convener unit of the international working group of CTI Group had occupied in the International Organization for Standardization. In 2021, it would be newly registered in the easy-open and easy-tear lid working group of the ISO Technical Committee for Standardization of Thin-Wall Metal Containers.
5. Serving Emerging Industries
As an inspection and testing industry, we have always grown together with the industry and our professional talents acted as the guaranteed foundation. We provide standard planning, standard development, patent application, testing and certification and other services for emerging industries. We help the country's emerging industries to continuously improve their quality system and overcome technical standards. We proceed research on the difficulties of development and help the transformation of scientific and technological achievements as to achieve high-quality development.
Case: Preparing to build "Public Service Platform for the Service Robot Industry "
In 2021, we built a "public service platform for the service robot industry" which aimed to establish a public service platform for standardization and modular sharing technologies for service robots through the research on key technologies in the service robot industry and hence to construct a standard system. We provided testing and certification services for products, materials, parts, etc., It improved the safety, reliability and technological innovation of service robot products. We helped enterprises quickly adapting to the international/domestic market. It can shorten the research and development cycle to improve product competitiveness. Hence, it promoted upgrade and sustainable development of the service robot industry.