Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in Geneva

Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in

Staying Close to the Marketplace: Food, Construction, Energy, and Automotive

GENEVA, Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont today opened its
10th Innovation Center, the second center in the Europe Middle-East and Africa
(EMEA) region. The Geneva Innovation Center is housed in the existing site of
the European Technical Center (ETC) in Meyrin, just outside Geneva. It will
provide a unique experience and environment for collaboration with customers,
government, academia and business partners in Switzerland and across Europe,
as more than 2,500 customers visit annually the ETC in Geneva.

Customers, academics and research partners, including senior leaders from
major international companies, attended the opening ceremony today along with
DuPont leaders Mark P. Vergnano, executive vice president and Ian Hudson,
president Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Innovation Center is housed within
the ETC, which has been at the forefront of research and technical innovation
for more than 20 years, focusing on application development for various
industries, like automotive, cosmetics, industrial and food packaging,
construction and sporting goods. The goal of the new Innovation Center is to
leverage the power of DuPont's global network and give customers access to
DuPont's 9,500 scientists and engineers around the world via interactive
on-site and remote video conferencing.

"As a science company, we believe innovation is an inclusive process.
Connecting our scientists and customers in Geneva to our broader scientist
network around the world will help accelerate the innovation rate, redefine
existing products and open new market segments," said Vergnano while residing
over the opening of the Geneva Innovation Center. "Science-powered innovation
is the engine that drives DuPont. Together with our partners, we are applying
our vast range of scientific expertise and knowledge to address some of the
world's most complex problems in the areas of food, energy and protection."

The Geneva DuPont Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art space with 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 more than ever, Geneva is playing a pivotal role in innovation for
DuPont," said Simone Arizzi, Science and Innovation EMEA director. "Since more
than 20 years ago, the European Technical Center has been working on
application development based on a collaborative approach. With the Geneva
Innovation Center we are further expanding the innovation capabilities of the
European Technical Center by providing our customers easy access and effective
linkages to DuPont's 9,500 scientists and engineers around the world."

This is the tenth Innovation Center for DuPont and the second for the EMEA
region. Other Innovation Centers have been opened recently in Japan, Korea,
Taiwan, Thailand, India, Brazil, Mexico, United States and Russia. Another is
planned for Turkey in early 2013. To learn more about DuPont's Innovation
Centers visit our website at

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


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