DuPont India launches The Power of Shunya™ growth initiative

A collaborative science-driven approach to solving local challenges

New Delhi, August 10, 2013: DuPont, a global leader in science-powered innovations, has launched a new growth initiative in India - The Power of Shunya™. Shunya, or the concept of zero, was discovered by renowned Indian mathematician and astrologer Aryabhatta and became a bed rock of the world of mathematics and science. DuPont has embraced The Power of Shunya™ as its approach to address the big challenges by using science for problem solving.

As India pursues higher economic growth and income levels rise, there will be increasing demand for more and better food, access to reliable and uninterrupted energy, world class infrastructure, better mobility, improved standards of protection for people and the environment. DuPont is committed to bringing collaborative science-powered solutions to help solve problems and contribute to India’s growth story – this is The Power of Shunya. For more information, please visit www.dupont.co.in

Thomas Connelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont, said “As one of the fastest growing economies with a compelling demographic advantage, India is of strategic importance to DuPont. DuPont is a science company and we have been using science for 211 years to solve some of the biggest problems of the world. We believe in the power of collaborative science to deliver solutions that address global and local challenges”.

Rajeev A Vaidya, President - South Asia and ASEAN, DuPont, said, “India has a rich tradition in science and mathematics. We are building our capabilities here to work with local partners and use our global innovation engine to address the unique challenges of India. We believe science can play a vital role in addressing key challenges – like in a quest for zero hunger, zero darkness and zero lives lost in industrial accidents. The Power of Shunya™ is about a collaborative approach that delivers science-powered solutions that contribute to India’s growth and make a difference in people’s lives”.

Within DuPont, India is one of the top ten countries by revenue and one of the fastest growing markets for DuPont. The company is focusing on developing science-based solutions in the areas of agriculture, food & nutrition, safety & sustainability, construction & infrastructure, alternate energy, automotive and industrial biosciences to address local needs. To strengthen its local capabilities, DuPont is investing in expanding the application development capabilities at the DuPont Knowledge Centre (DKC) at Hyderabad, one of the company’s seven global R&D centers, as well as the priority areas at the DuPont India Innovation Center at Pune, which today primarily focuses on the automotive sector.

About DuPont: 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 http://www.dupont.com/

About DuPont
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 http://www.dupont.com.

 

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