Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik internationalizes its research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing with the opening of its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore. The new R&D hub will be the home for Evonik’s project house tissue engineering, the strategic innovation unit of Evonik.
Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Evonik Industries, said, “Innovation is an integral part of our growth strategy. 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.”
Claus Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Management, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, added, “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. 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.”
Evonik, located in Biopolis, is enlarging its collaboration with public and private research institutions and organizations. Evonik has formed a partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Peter Meinshausen, President of Evonik Asia Pacific South, commented, “Evonik has been present in Singapore for more than 20 years and our strong regional footprint has positioned us as a market leader in the speciality chemical industry, particularly in Asia. The research hub will not only reinforce our competitive position but will also play a critical role in pioneering impactful innovations to address industry needs and challenges in and beyond this region in the years ahead.”