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Evonik opens research hub in Singapore

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik today opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore, internationalizing its research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing.

Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Dr. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG, during the opening of the new research hub in Singapore. Source: Evonik.
Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Dr. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik I...

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. Overall the new hub in Singapore showcases Evonik’s strategic decision to expand the internationalization of its research and development activities.

Innovations for the Resource Efficiency segment

"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.”
For Evonik, Singapore combines 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.”

Novel technologies for additive manufacturing

With the research hub, Evonik is expanding its collaboration with public and private research institutions and organizations. Evonik has formed a partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to develop novel technologies in additive manufacturing for industrial application.
"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”, said Peter Meinshausen, President of Evonik Asia Pacific South.

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