DuPont India Launches The Power of Shunya™

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New initiative will promote collaborative science-driven solutions to local challenges.

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The Power of Shunya™ is about a collaborative approach that delivers science-powered solutions that contribute to India’s growth and make a difference in people’s lives.

Shunya, the concept of zero, was discovered more than a thousand years ago by renowned Indian mathematician and astrologer Aryabhatta, and it became a bed rock of mathematics and science. The Power of Shunya™ is a new growth strategy for DuPont that aims to help solve many of the issues facing India today by embracing the power of zero.

Like most developing countries, India faces many challenges associated with dramatic population growth, burgeoning youth, an expanding middle class and rapid urbanization. The goal of The Power of Shunya™ will be to strengthen our collaboration with Indian businesses, government agencies and academic institutions to develop sustainable solutions with zero negative impact on society.

“India’s rapid growth and dynamic demographics present tremendous opportunities and challenges,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Thomas M. Connelly. “At DuPont, we believe that through greater public and private sector collaboration, our integrated science can help develop solutions to better ensure adequate, safe and nutritious food supplies and provide greater access to uninterrupted and renewable energy. Also, through science and partnership, we can help India to build a world-class infrastructure while still protecting people and the environment.”

DuPont South Asia and ASEAN President Rajeev A Vaidya, said, “India has a rich tradition in science and mathematics. We are building our capabilities here to work with local partners and use our global innovation engine to address the unique challenges of India. We believe science can play a vital role in addressing key challenges – like in a quest for zero hunger, zero darkness and zero lives lost in industrial accidents. The Power of Shunya™ is about a collaborative approach that delivers science-powered solutions that contribute to India’s growth and make a difference in people’s lives”.

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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