Public Private Partnerships
Our involvement in PPPs around the globe covers nutrition, health, and materials – providing invaluable access to new people and resources.
For example, through our PPP with the BE-Basic Foundation (Biotechnology based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Consortium) we are working on biobased science that is not only effective but sustainable – and we’re doing so alongside various other industry partners (and even competitors).
Meanwhile our involvement in the InSciTe project is giving our scientists valuable access to a biomedical materials lab and bio-based pilot plant - as well as fellow scientists of course. The aim: To develop solutions for the ongoing health of an ageing population and for the sustainable production of chemicals and materials.
Plugging into academia
Ultimately, science is an academic discipline. And whilst today we have around 2,200 scientific experts and counting within DSM…we also recognize this is just a fraction of the knowledge and insight available. That is why our science community cooperates globally with over 100 universities and R&D institutions.
An example is our collaboration with pre-eminent organizations like the East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST). In particular, ECUST is helping us develop fermentation processes that will enable the more efficient production of everything from food and fuel to penicillin. What’s more it’s a partnership that continues putting down new roots by involving new industry and academic players across continents.