DuPont: The New Business of Innovation

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DuPont announced its plan to open new global Innovation Centers, with the first in Asia Pacific. The two Innovation Centers opening in June 2011 include one in Korea and another in Taiwan.

The new Innovation Centers will foster an exchange of ideas and real-time collaboration between our scientists and customers that will mean innovative solutions and increased speed-to-market for consumers around the world.

DuPont announced today its plan to open new global Innovation Centers, with the first in Asia Pacific. The two Innovation Centers opening this month include one in Korea, servicing the electronics and automotive industries, and another in Taiwan, focusing on the electronics and communications markets. Beginning in autumn, new Innovation Centers in Thailand and India also will be ready to collaborate with customers around renewable energy initiatives and innovations. Additional Innovation Centers are planned in Latin America, Europe and North America.

DuPont's goal is to partner on solutions that fuel local collaboration and application development and engage customers in inclusive innovation – wherever they are in the world.

“The global population has grown to 7 billion, generating great need for food, energy and protection. We realize that meeting these needs will require more than science. Globally, we are committed to leading collaborative and inclusive innovations to respond to the challenges facing the world today. Collaboration is the driving force behind establishing these country-focused Innovation Centers,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Thomas M. Connelly.

“The new Innovation Centers will foster an exchange of ideas and real-time collaboration between our scientists and customers that will mean innovative solutions and increased speed-to-market for consumers around the world,” added Connelly.

In Korea, it is important for DuPont to build on the needs of leading Korean companies which are winning business globally and looking for new technology innovation in the areas of automotive, renewable energy, electronics, bio-materials and construction.

For DuPont’s electronic and communications customers in Taiwan, whose businesses change almost daily, they need science-based solutions to capture new business opportunities quickly and stay ahead of market demand.

“The Innovation Centers will demonstrate the problem-solving might of private/public alliances, serve as a catalyst for growth in these regions and serve to uncover unmet needs that will improve the lives of people everywhere,” Connelly said.

For more information about the DuPont Korea Innovation Center:
http://www2.dupont.com/Korea_Country_Site/ko_KR/our_company/dkic.html

For more information about the DuPont Taiwan Innovation Center:
http://www2.dupont.com/Taiwan_Country_Site/zh_TW/duponttaiwan/dtic.html

DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

Contacts:    

United States
Tara Stewart
302-774-4335
tara.c.stewart(at)usa(dot)dupont(dot)com

Korea
Sook Kyung Kim
+ 822-2222-5236
sook-kyung.kim(at)kor.dupont(dot)com

Taiwan
Kathy Wang
+ 886-2-2514-4479
kathy-yy.wang(at)twn.dupont(dot)com

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