Evonik has opened its first R&D hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore, internationalising its research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing. Furthermore, the new R&D hub will be the home for Evonik’s project house tissue engineering, which is under the leadership of Creavis, the strategic innovation unit of Evonik.
“Innovation is an integral part of our growth strategy,” said Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Evonik Industries during the opening ceremony. “We are actively pursuing new opportunities to boost our international R&D activities and the opening of this research hub is a significant contribution to these efforts. By focusing on promising research areas for the future this hub will strengthen our position as a global leader in specialty chemicals.”
For Evonik, Singapore combines the best of two worlds: highly qualified researchers from leading science faculties and quick reaction times of local administration. “This research hub is ideally located to drive innovation for our Resource Efficiency segment by developing forward-looking solutions and technologies for our clients in all global markets”, added Claus Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Management, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH. He said: “With this new hub, we are taking advantage of a new approach to research: Enabling a creative environment for innovations and encouraging agile, flexible working.”
Located in Biopolis, the hub offers national and international professionals and graduates a creative environment for innovative ideas in a highly interactive workplace. Global talent will carry out R&D by integrating scientific and technological capabilities in a collaborative lab concept.
With this R&D hub, Evonik is expanding its collaboration with public and private research institutions and organisations. Evonik has formed a partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to develop novel technologies in additive manufacturing for industrial application.
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