DuPont Opens Innovation Center In Thailand
Tech & Pharma
August 19, 2011
The first DuPont Innovation Center in the ASEAN region opened yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand, following the June opening of the Innovation Centers in Korea and Taiwan.
AsianScientist (Aug. 19, 2011) – The first DuPont Innovation Center in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region opened yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on collaborative solutions for the food and agriculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, and construction industries.
The center is the third in Asia Pacific to begin collaborations with local customers and partners following the June opening of the Innovation Centers in Korea and Taiwan.
More than 70 customers and partners and nearly 20 journalists participated in the opening, including senior leaders from the Charoen Pokphand Food Group (CPF) and the Siam Cement Group (SCG).
Officiating at the opening ceremony was guest of honor Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakul, president of the National Science and Technology Development Agency, along with DuPont leaders Mark Vergnano, executive vice president; Carl Lukach, president – DuPont East Asia; Hsing Ho, ASEAN managing director; and Laohverapanich Somchai, Thailand managing director.
“The ASEAN population has grown to become the third largest after China and India, generating greater need for food, energy and protection,” said Dr Somchai.
“DuPont Thailand is committed to collaborating with our partners and customers to find innovative solutions to meet the rising needs in the country and the ASEAN region. This is the driving force behind establishing this Innovation Center.”
The DuPont Innovation Center in Thailand is the first center of the ASEAN Innovation Center network and is part of the global plan to create a worldwide network of innovation centers connecting Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
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