Exploratory Chemistry Research in US Industry: Case Analysis of DuPont Central Research
February 11, 2016
The recent reorganization of DuPont’s venerable Central Research & Development department into a new, smaller centralized research unit called Science & Innovation, can in fact be understood in terms of changes in the business and scientific landscape spanning eight decades. Join Bill Nugent and Alexander H. Tullo to take a look at the underlying causes and future implications.
What You Will Learn
- How serendipity and the freedom to explore chance observations led to two Nobel prizes in Chemistry and numerous new businesses for DuPont.
- Statistical analysis of chemical publications can be used to monitor and understand the changing role of exploratory chemical research in US industry over the past 60 years.
- The universal abandonment of exploratory chemical research across US industry can – and should – be a boon to industry-university relations.
The Fine Print
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