DuPont Chief Science & Technology Officer, Doug Muzyka, spoke at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition on April 8, 2013. In his presentation "Success factors for Innovation: Meeting future needs for food, energy and protection" he details the unprecedented global challenges we all face globally, primarily due to increasing population. As a science company, DuPont believes that science can address these global challenges and find solutions, especially in the areas of food, energy and protection.
To be truly innovative to solve these challenges will require 3 critical success factors:
• True innovation must meet the real needs people have – it must be based on market-driven science
• Innovation is more powerful when it integrates knowledge & ideas across scientific disciplines, and
• We can be even more successful when we leverage global capabilities and apply them locally.