For the second consecutive year, DuPont has been named in the "List of most innovative companies in the world" which Thomson Reuters produces annually. This is the second year that Thomson Reuters has published the list. In this list 100 companies and global institutions are recognized for their innovation and metrics governed by a number of specialties related with patents.
"Throughout our history, DuPont has been awarded more than 37,500 patents. Nowadays, innovation requires us to put patents at work, collaborating with our customers and anticipating growth trends in key markets," said Thomas Connelly, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at DuPont.
DuPont has recently opened eight centers of innovation around the world to provide a collaborative environment to customers, governments, academic institutions and business community. The goal is to connect DuPont's global customer base with
9,500 scientists and engineers is to accelerate the introduction of new products and applications.
"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological progress," said David Brown, CEO of Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. "The methodology of ranking the Top 100 Global Innovators, shows the penetration that can be obtained
from the analysis of patent data and confirms the fact that companies focus on innovation growth and financial success."
"At DuPont, our commitment to research and development is key. We harness the power of our global resources to help local players meet the market needs in terms of food, protection and energy. The capacity of innovation of DuPont keeps us in an important position. Today, we have the honor to be named within list of Top 100 innovative companies 2012 of Thomson Reuters," said Connelly.
Since 1802, DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a world leader in science and engineering, bringing to the market products, materials and innovative services. We believe that collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and opinion leaders, we can help
find solutions to challenges such as providing healthy foods to the growing world population, reducing the current reliance on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment. For information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit
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