DuPont invests more than $2 billion annually in research.
DuPont research and development is aimed at substantial global needs, including more and better food, alternative energy and light-weighting, protective apparel and electronics. Efforts encompass scientific discovery, research, product development and process improvements.
DuPont is uniquely positioned to innovate at the meeting point of science and markets. Our company has over 10,000 scientists and engineers, and DuPont invested over $2.1 billion in research and development in 2012. Our core technologies, from polymer synthesis to protein engineering, provide a base for sustainable innovation worldwide. DuPont’s major research and development facilities are located in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware; Johnston, Iowa; Palo Alto, California, and outside the U.S. in Paulinia, Brazil; Hyderabad, India; Shanghai, China; and Meyrin, Switzerland. An additional 150 global research and development sites are dedicated to bringing DuPont scientific innovations to customers around the world. We apply deep expertise across a broad range of technical disciplines to improve products and processes, and to invent new ways of working for our customers. DuPont research and development explores the frontiers of science in search of discoveries that can help transform products, markets, society and DuPont.
Science and Technology provides the engine for DuPont growth. Find out about our current research and development focus areas, investment and key innovations.