Lightenjin II is positioned as a company that provides customised solutions with a portfolio of products with distinctive characteristics, a unique design, and superior technical specifications. Based on a deep knowledge of the sector, the increased sophistication of its solutions has been highly associated with R&D. Aware of its insufficient research capacity regarding foreseen challenges, the company has been adding partners as a strategy, particularly from the National Scientific and Technological System in order to explore new trends. This guideline presided the creation of the R&D Centre together with the University of Aveiro/Escola Superior Aveiro Norte. This Centre mainly aims at structuring a pipeline for developing new materials, processes, and differentiating products in the most relevant business sectors of Lightenjin II:
((i) Interior lighting, mostly for shopping and industrial areas; (ii) Exterior lighting solutions for Smart Cities.
In this sense, four technical activities were drawn up: (1) Implementation of a Management System for Research, Development, and Innovation at Lightenjin II; (2) Internal ability to research and develop new materials and processes; (3) Identification of opportunities for developing new materials and products for public lighting within the scope of Smart City and for interior lighting; (4) Structuring R&D projects and assessing results.