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

Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in

11th DuPont Innovation Center to Focus on Food, Construction, Automotive &

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont
announced today 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. 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 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."

"The pace of research and development in developing markets is rapidly
accelerating," said Simone Arizzi, director of DuPont Science & Technology,
EMEA. "Connecting our customers in Turkey with the thousands of DuPont
scientists and engineers around the world will help redefine existing
products, open new market segments and increase our rate of innovation."

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

"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. 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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