Science and engineering are the foundation of our essential innovations.
For over two hundred years, we’ve been innovating around you. And right now, DuPont is working side by side with industry leaders in safety, healthcare, nutrition, electronics, mobility and construction, creating technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life.
Angela Naef, PhD | Global Technology & Innovation Leader, Nutrition & Biosciences
Our scientists and engineers work side by side with our partners to deliver innovative, successful solutions right now and for the future.
With the world’s population projected to increase from 7 to 9 billion by the year 2050, providing for the food, water, energy, and health care needs of people everywhere presents unprecedented challenges. Approximately 9,000 DuPont scientists and engineers collaborate with academics, companies, governments, and others to develop sustainable solutions to address these challenges.
The Owlet Band is the world’s first consumer pregnancy monitor, enabling pregnant mothers to track the health of their unborn child in the comfort of their own home.
DuPont’s expertise in hybrid electric powertrains is put to the test in a Renault F1 race car, accelerating solutions that will benefit the mainstream automotive industry.
DuPont is helping NASA launch the largest telescope ever placed in space. Over 100 times more powerful than Hubble, the Webb telescope features many firsts.
“Our innovation strategy is aligned with the significant challenges highlighted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as providing solutions to mitigate climate change, delivering technologies to support life-saving health care and helping to feed a growing world population.”
Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer
DuPont is focused on fulfilling customer needs to help transform products, markets, and society.
Our diverse R&D toolkit includes industrial biotechnology, nanotechnology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and more. We apply cutting-edge science to the development of more and better food production, alternative energy and lightweighting, protective apparel, and electronics. Our efforts encompass scientific discovery, research, product development, and process improvements.
Emerging technologies for miniaturization and speed
Increasing power density and frequency
Advanced packaging for high performance devices
Precision gene editing
Next generation genomics and metabolomics
Industrial-scale bioprocessing and microbial science
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Big data and predictive analytics
Smart technologies and connected devices
The Experimental Station
The DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware is one of the world’s first industrial R&D facilities. The breakthroughs made by scientists and engineers here are recognized the world over and include groundbreaking products like Kevlar®, Tyvek®, and many others. Today, this landmark site serves as a core integrated business hub, with world class laboratories, offices, and more.
We're focused on investing in solutions that can help our customers deliver on the promise of an environmentally sustainable future.
In addition to science and technology support, we also have global production expertise to help you bring new opportunities to market while meeting green manufacturing guidelines.
Here are the areas where we’re looking to partner and invest:
DuPont is at the forefront of building science, with brands that construction professionals depend on for quality and performance.
We’re always looking for new opportunities that can help enhance the durability, appearance, and energy efficiency of residential and commercial construction.
Specifically, we are interested in innovations for these areas:
DuPont is a leading supplier of electronic and advanced display materials. We offer a broad portfolio of ceramic, flexible, and rigid organic circuit materials, as well as materials for photovoltaic, semiconductor fabrication, and packaging.
We also provide a wide range of products for the fast growing display industry with materials for advanced OLED, LCD, PDP displays, and more.
We’re interested in opportunities in these markets:
We’re looking to collaborate with businesses that can bring innovative, sustainable solutions to market in food ingredients, health, safety, biofuels, and high-performance bio-based materials made from sustainable sources.
From specialty ingredients to innovative biotechnology solutions, we’re looking for investment and partnership opportunities in the following areas:
DuPont is focused on finding solutions to protect people, property, operations, and the environment. From law enforcement and military applications to technologies that help protect consumers from food illnesses and counterfeit products, DuPont science is at the forefront of safety technology.
With deep relationships across safety industries, we’re interested in innovative products that can make a difference in these areas: