SHANGHAI, CHINA — E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. has opened its first innovation center in Shanghai. The 3,800-square-foot center is co-located with the China R.&D. Center and will enable real-time connections between customers and DuPont scientists and engineers at more than 150 R.&D. centers around the world.

“The Shanghai Innovation Center brings the power of DuPont science to our customers as we work together to uncover unmet needs of populations and create value-adding solutions to global challenges,” said Douglas Muzyka, senior vice-president and chief science and technology officer.

The Shanghai facility is part of DuPont’s global network of innovation centers and will facilitate collaboration between customers, industry regulators, academia and business partners and more than 10,000 DuPont scientists and engineers around the world.

“China is strategically important to DuPont,” said Tony Su, president of DuPont Greater China. “The DuPont Shanghai Innovation Center gives customers in China access to our full range of scientific capabilities to find solutions to their unmet needs, enabling the rapid development and commercialization of compelling new technologies. Our goal is to create and grow partnerships with key stakeholders so that science-powered inclusive innovation will create lasting, sustainable solutions in China and around the world.”