dataSpring holds a proud heritage as one of Asia's leading direct source and proprietary panels starting in the early 2000s as Research Panel Asia. In recent years, dataSpring has been functioning as the panel solutions arm of Japan's elite market research firm, INTAGE Group. Headquartered in Tokyo, with its new expansion - dataSpring not only offers direct source panelists, but also cost-effective research solutions and consultations for its leading 12 APAC markets.

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Our Story

dataSpring has a proud history that started in 2009, when the company, formerly named Research Panel Asia (RPA), started offering Japan panels to global markets. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and offers reliable solutions for market researchers, including online and mobile samples in Asia, full service market research and 24/7 data collection operations.

In recent years, dataSpring has been functioning as the panel solutions arm of Japan's elite market research firm, INTAGE Group.

Our Milestones


Research Panel Asia, Inc.

Started offering Japan panels to global markets.


91wenwen in China

Provided surveys and comment-sharing platform, rewards exchange program.


PanelNow in Korea

Offered services to deliver surveys in Korea.


R&D in China

Launched R&D unit in our Shanghai office, focusing on developing a mobile-compatible platform.



Started offering panels in APAC markets, namely Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, bringing total coverage to 11 markets.


Surveyon Partners

Integrated all of our partner panels into one platform, allowing our clients to access our panelists throughout Asia.


Acquisition by Marketing Applications, Inc.

Research Panel Asia, Inc. was acquired by Marketing Applications, Inc. in a stock swap.


Rebranding to dataSpring

Research Panel Asia, Inc. became dataSpring.


Mobile Survey App

Launched a mobile survey app through a partnership with Intage Singapore Pte. Ltd., providing researchers with fast and responsive mobile experience.


PanelNow Mobile App

Another launch of mobile survey app in Korea.


EYE ON ASIA: all about Asian Insights

Started releasing EYE ON ASIA blogs to share local insights from the 11 markets we cover in Asia.


91wenwen Mobile App

Our most recent mobile survey app released on 91wenwen for China through the partnership with Intage Singapore Pte. Ltd.


Acquisition by INTAGE HOLDINGS, Inc.

dataSpring Inc. announces acquisition by INTAGE HOLDINGS, Inc.

Our Mission

To connect brands with targeted consumers through our leading technology, thereby cultivating real relationships between products and people.

Our Core Values

Think Independently, Ask Deep Questions
We dig into the issues and get to their essence. Only then are we able to bring our unique contribution to the table and get one step closer to our goal.
Act as One, Execute 'Til It's Done
We value action every bit as much as ideas. For us, it is not about coming up with the perfect plan; it's about developing do-able solutions and executing them together.
When Reality Says "No", Passion Rules
No matter the situation— tough or easy— we push unwaveringly to turn our ideas into reality. Our passion is the wellspring that keeps us going.
Build Great Things Together
When each of us is fully engaged, we are able to play off each other's diverse knowledge, skills, and strengths. In this way, we can achieve more together than we ever could alone.
Invite Challenges
Some challenges can lead to failure, but that’s not a word we worry about. Because knowing what doesn't work, only brings us closer to what does.

The INTAGE Group Way

"THE INTAGE GROUP WAY" has been transformed from the former version "THE INTAGE WAY" in the commencement of our 55th anniversary, for the purpose of achieving further success in all INTAGE Group Companies. In "THE INTAGE GROUP WAY", the code of conduct has been especially improved; expresses more precisely what to bear in mind as an employee of INTAGE GROUP.

The INTAGE Group Way
A. INTAGE Group Vision and Philosophy
Know today, Power tomorrow
We connect our customers to their customers, to create a prosperous society of limitless possibilities.
B. INTAGE Vision
Create Consumer-centric Values
working together with clients in marketing, to deliver happiness to consumers
C. INTAGE Group Conduct Code
  • Deliver the best: Always think of what’s optimal for others.
  • Focus on quality: Bring the greatest return with quality beyond expectations.
  • Be responsible: Work responsibly and with passion.
  • Be flexible: Accept diversity and embrace change.
  • Enjoy challenges: Face every now opportunity with a fresh perspective.