In 2007 DuPont announced plans to invest more than $30 million to construct its first R&D center in India to focus on delivering new products and technologies across the company. Research is already under way for Pioneer Hi-Bred, DuPont Crop Protection and DuPont Applied BioSciences, including discovery research for the DuPont-BP biobutanol advanced biofuels program.
“I am very optimistic about the opportunities for us and India's long-term growth potential,” said Balvinder S. Kalsi, president -- DuPont India. “The DuPont Knowledge Center is a critical component of our growth strategy and will enable us to increase our speed to market with products that come out of our R&D and innovations pipeline.
The DKC is the sixth major DuPont R&D facility outside the United States. DuPont has more than 50 R&D facilities throughout the world with 20 in the United States and more than 30 in 11 other nations. Other major DuPont R&D facilities are located in Wilmington, Del.; Shanghai, China; Utsunomiya, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; Wuppertal, Germany and Meyrin, Switzerland. DuPont invests an average of $1.4 billion annually on global research and development in a diverse range of technologies for many markets including agriculture, automotive, construction, electronics, chemicals and industrial materials. Today, DuPont has more than 5,000 scientists and engineers around the world.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and constructio
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