13 April 2013

DuPont Launches New Innovation Center in Turkey

- Innovation Center to Focus on Food, Construction, Automotive & Energy 

Istanbul - 11 April 2012 – DuPont announced the official opening of the DuPont Innovation Center in Turkey, a key growth market for the company. This is DuPont's 11th Innovation Center and the third in the Europe Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) region. The Innovation Center in Turkey 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. 

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.” 

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.” 

“Turkey is transforming,” said İlker Aycı, president of the Turkish Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT). “A major part of this transformation will take place through innovation. Now, the challenge for Turkey is to increase levels of outputs from science and technology and to transform research results into innovation and viable business opportunities for the benefit of the society and economy. In this respect, innovation policies need to address the further investment in developing human capital in science, technology and innovation, facilitating knowledge creation and diffusion, and increasing the number of innovative high-growth enterprises which generate new jobs. Hence; this is why the opening of the 11th DuPont Innovation Center in Turkey is of significant importance to our country.” 

Turkey is the 11th Innovation Center for DuPont. Other Innovation Centers have been opened recently in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Brazil, Mexico, United States, Russia and Switzerland

Source: DuPont