Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD) is a complete innovation chain of fundamental research, technology incubation, product development, and strategic partnerships.
Microsoft ARD supports Microsoft’s global mission for worldwide research, technological innovation, and product development, further strengthening cooperation and exchanges with industry colleagues and academic institutions in the region.
As one of Microsoft's three strategic global development centers, we unleash the world's best minds to create some of the company's most impactful and innovative tech in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Microsoft ARD Group was founded in 2006 with a strategic goal: ”Innovation in China, Innovation for the World”.
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