A new DuPont Innovation Center has been announced to open in Turkey to leverage a key growth market for the company. As DuPont responds to some of the biggest challenges facing an increasingly crowded planet with an annual global R&D investment of $2.1 billion, the latest DuPont Innovation Center in will focus on science-powered innovation related to the food, construction, automotive and energy industries. It also will provide a unique environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business partners in Turkey. This is DuPont’s 11th Innovation Center and the third in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region.
According to the press release:
The goal of the new Innovation Center is to leverage the power of DuPont’s global science capabilities and give Turkish customers and partners access to DuPont’s 10,000 scientists and engineers around the world via interactive on-site and remote video conferencing.
“As the global population steadily increases and generates greater need for food, energy and protection solutions, meeting these needs will require both science and collaboration,” said Thomas G. Powell, president, DuPont Protection Technologies at today’s opening event. “The DuPont approach is to be a global collaborative partner offering innovative solutions to meet the needs of the growing population. Science and collaboration are the driving forces behind establishing the Innovation Centers in the key, high-growth markets like Turkey.”
The DuPont Turkey Innovation Center has distinct areas for collaboration and innovation. The innovation space illustrates the latest company technology offerings, applications and industry trends. The collaboration space is designed for holding meetings between company clients and partners around the globe.
“Today, Turkey is one of the world’s fastest growing markets and itself is a powerful hub of innovation,” said Halide Aydınlık, DuPont Turkey country manager. “We believe that this Innovation Center will serve as a catalyst for growth in Turkey, unlocking the problem-solving power of private/public alliances and we hope, in turn, leading to innovative solutions for our Turkish customers.”