Our science community works with more than 100 universities and R&D institutions around the world. For example, our collaboration with pre-eminent East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST) is helping us develop fermentation processes that will enable the more efficient production of everything from food and fuel to penicillin.
Partnering with the public sector
How valuable are PPPs to our company – and society? Just one example is our involvement in the InSciTe project, which 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 is to create products that meet the needs of an aging population, while producing chemicals and materials more sustainably.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Where is the next generation of societal-defining innovations going to come from? One example is our participation in Greentown Labs, the largest clean tech incubator in America. As a direct result, we’re supporting countless new innovations in solar energy; and our involvement has indirectly led to DSM becoming the founding partner in the new MIT.nano facility at the fabled Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - which could be set to literally transform science.