DuPont Named One of World's Most Innovative Organizations
Thomson Reuters List Recognizes Companies Driving Innovation, Growth, and Financial Success
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 4, 2012 - DuPont was named for a second consecutive year to the Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators list. This is the second year Thomson Reuters has compiled the list. It honors 100 global corporations and institutions that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.
"Throughout our history, DuPont has been awarded more than 37,500 patents. Today, innovation requires that we put our patents to work, collaborating with our customers and anticipating growth trends in key markets," said Thomas Connelly, executive vice president and chief innovation officer for DuPont.
DuPont has recently opened eight Innovation Centers around the world to provide an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business partners. The goal is to connect its global customer base with DuPont's 9,500 scientists and engineers to accelerate the introduction of new products and applications.
"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. "Our Top 100 Global Innovator methodology demonstrates the insight that can be gleaned from the analysis of patent data and confirms the fact that companies focused on innovating drive growth and financial success."
"At DuPont, our commitment to research and development is a core strength. We leverage the power of our global resources to help local partners meet market needs in the areas of food, protection and energy. DuPont's ability to innovate keeps us relevant. We are honored to be named among the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list," Connelly added.
For more information on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator program and to download the full report, go to http://www.top100innovators.com.
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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