DuPont Opens 7th Innovation Center

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New Brazil Center to Connect DuPont Market-Driven Science with Local Market Needs

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Our goal is that these centers will allow fast-growing economies to find solutions that matter in their communities, countries and regions.

DuPont opened a new Innovation Center here with the goal of leveraging the power of DuPont’s global science powerhouse to help meet local needs in Brazil.

The new Innovation Center leverages the power of DuPont’s global network and provides an environment for collaboration with our customers, government, academia and business partners to meet some of the growing needs in the areas of food, protection and energy throughout Brazil. DuPont has more than 9,500 scientists and engineers located in 150 technical centers around the world.

“Through our new Innovation Centers we will demonstrate the problem-solving might of private/public alliances, serve as a catalyst for growth and uncover unmet needs that will improve the lives of people everywhere,” said Thomas M. Connelly, executive vice president and chief innovation officer for DuPont. “Our goal is that these centers will allow fast-growing economies to find solutions that matter in their communities, countries and regions.”

The Brazil Innovation Center is the seventh for DuPont. The company opened one earlier this month in Mexico and four others last year in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and India. The first Center in Nagoya, Japan, has been serving customers in the automotive industry since 2005. Interactions at these new centers have already created new opportunities for DuPont to help our customers better serve their consumers in industries such as food, consumer goods, automotive, agriculture and alternative energy.

"The DuPont Brazil Innovation Center will provide a critical missing link in our ability to collaborate with direct and indirect customers and other innovators in Brazil. It will enhance our ability to put science to work to address the specific needs of society in Brazil and South America,” said Eduardo W. Wanick, president for DuPont Latin America.

To learn more about DuPont’s innovation centers, vist our website at http://www.innovationcenter.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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3/20/12

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