Elaine Wang

Innovation Manager at Haier

China · QingdaoJoined June 2017


Founded in Qingdao, China in 1984, Haier now has become the world’s largest home appliance manufacturer, with its major product lines ranging from refrigerator, freezer, water heater, air conditioner, washing machine, kitchen appliances and many other small appliances. Currently, the Group’s major brands include Haier, Casarte, GE Appliances, Aqua, Fisher & Paykel, Leader and Candy. Each brand has its own market position and provides outstanding user experiences for end users.

In the age when open innovation is becoming ever more present, the company is also exploring disruptive innovation in many aspects. In terms of R&D, Haier holds the principle that “The world is our R&D center” and now has established 10 R&D centers all around the world, including 3 in North America, 1 in Germany, 2 in China, 1 in South Korea, 1 in Japan, 1 in India and 1 in New Zealand. Each R&D center can be regarded as a technology integrator and all together they form into a global network to bring continuous advanced and disruptive technologies to Haier.

Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem (HOPE) is an open innovation platform of Haier Group. It engages over 3.8 million technology resources and over 400,000 registered users, and generates over 6,000 creative ideas each year. The platform is dedicated to providing services for global innovators and maximizing the interests of all parties by integrating global resources and facilitating the transformation of these good ideas.

We sincerely welcome organizations, universities, companies to be part of our open innovation process to make best use of their talents and gain benefits from the cooperation between us.

Work Experience (1)

Innovation Manager

Qingdao Haier Smart Technology R&D Co. Ltd.

October 2014 - Present

Qingdao, Shandong province, China

I am currently work for Qingdao Haier Smart Technology R&D Co. Ltd. as an innovation manager to scout for new and disruptive technologies related with home appliances. We are open to any good technologies or ideas related with home appliances, including refrigerator, freezer, water heater, air conditioner, washing machine and kitchen appliances, etc.

Research areas of interest (7)

  • Electronics Related Market
  • Some other electronics related
  • Other electronics related including alarm systems
  • Consumer related
  • Consumer Products
  • and 2 more

We are looking for an innovative design partner with the capability and experience to create new built-in fridge products. Nowadays, built-in or we may call fully flush refrigerators are becoming a new market trend, esp. in European and American market so we are looking for European or American vend[…]

This smart hospital ward room project involves patient monitoring, medication, infusion, and safety management. We are looking for resources including but not limited to, the direction of vital signs monitoring, infusion management, medication management, and emergency management.[…]

At present, there are two kinds of materials for heat exchangers in the gas water heater industry: copper or stainless steel. It is hoped to find alternative materials.[…]

We are looking for a technical solution that can extend the freshness date of fruits and vegetables through decompression. Its specific technical solutions can be miniaturized and applied to the technical solutions carried on ice-cooled products.[…]

We are looking for a new air-cooled refrigerator evaporator defrosting solution, which is different from the current heating wire defrosting cream.[…]

We are looking for a solution for the sterilization in freezing chambers of refrigerator.[…]

Haier kitchen appliance seeks a new air outlet solution to solve the problem of the current vibration of the outflow fan.The percolation fan originally used in the air curtain technology of Haier Hood achieves uniform vibration at the angle of the front of the range hood. At the same time, there is […]

We are looking for a technical solution that can quickly detect the microbiological content of the refrigerator (surfaces of refrigerator walls, air ducts, etc.).[…]

At present, technologies such as RFID technology for rapid tag identification cannot be realized at -86°C. It is hoped to find a sample identification scheme that can quickly identify and access the environment at -86°C.[…]

We look for a kind of auxiliary baking probes for real-time all-around (including inside and outside of food) temperature conditions when baking food materials for Haier ovens.[…]

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