Success factors for Innovation


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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.

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Success factors for Innovation

  1. 1. Success factors for innovationMeeting future needs for food, energy and protectionDouglas Muzyka, PhDSenior Vice President and Chief Science & TechnologyOfficer, DuPont
  2. 2. Key messages• We are facing unprecedented global challenges in food, energy and protection• Science-based innovation has enabled solutions• Continued success will require new applications of science and new ways of collaborating National Geographic Image Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. DuPont is a sciencecompanyWe work collaboratively tofind sustainable, innovative,market-driven solutions tosolve some of the world’sbiggest challenges, makinglives better, safer, andhealthier for peopleeverywhere. 3 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 3
  4. 4. Population growth will bring challenges By 2050: Population growth will grow by 2 billion people 9 billion people by 2050 Demand for food is projected to grow by 70% Demand for energy is projected to rise by 40% We must meet these demands while sustainably protecting people and the environment Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 4
  5. 5. DuPont applies science to develop market-driven solutions FEEDING REDUCING OUR DEPENDENCE KEEPING PEOPLE AND THE WORLD ON FOSSIL FUELS THE ENVIRONMENT SAFE 5© National Geographic images Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 5
  6. 6. Science can deliver solutions Agricultural productivity 180 160Corn Productivity (Bu/Acre) 140 Single-cross 120 hybrids 100 Single-cross 80 hybrids with biotech Double-cross traits 60 hybrids Open pollinated varieties 40 20 0 1900 1930 1955 1993 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 6
  7. 7. Science at DuPont: Drought Tolerant CornIncreased corn yield under water stress Conventional Optimum® AQUAmax™ Drought-tolerant Normal Water Drought Normal Water Drought Without transgene With transgene Drought Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 7
  8. 8. Science can deliver solutionsEnergy Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. Science at DuPont: PhotovoltaicsIncreased solar cell efficiency Ultra Thin Interfacial Film Contact Tunneling contact via ultra thin interfacial films TEM (High Mag) Bulk Silver Silicon SEM: cross section (Low Mag) Sintered Silver Thin IF film 1 m Silicon 10 nm Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes have nearly doubled solar cell efficiency within the last 12 years Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 9
  10. 10. Science can deliver solutions Protection – people and the environment People are living longer, healthier lives 85 80 75 70 65 60 Life expectancy (years) 55 50 45 40 35 1995 2003 2008 1900 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009Source: Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 10
  11. 11. Science can deliver solutionsProtection – people and the environmentPeople are living longer, healthier lives throughincreased emphasis on Nutrition & Personal Environmental Food Safety Health Safety Safety Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 11
  12. 12. Science at DuPont: ProtectionImproved personal, food and environmental safety Tyvek® medical packaging for protecting pharmaceutical products BAX® System for detecting pathogens or other organisms in food and environmental samples DuPont™ Danisco® probiotic cultures for digestive & immune support Flame-resistant Nomex® brand fibers for thermal protection 12 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 12
  13. 13. Critical success factors for future innovation • Based on market-driven science • Integrates scientific disciplines • Leverages global capabilities, applied locally Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 13
  14. 14. True innovation requires market-driven science DuPont Innovation Centers • Gateways to the Global Collaboratory • 10 Centers worldwide SPE award Finalist - Sorona® Bio-PDO engineering resin for Toyota Materials Prius-alpha, etc. 14 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 14
  15. 15. Integrated science is our new normal• Critical mass of core DuPont core technologies technology Particle & Inorganic / Gene Metabolic Recombination Dispersion Organic• Leveraged enabling Science Fluoro Synthesis Engineering & Regulation Chemical & competencies Polymer Biochemistry Agronomy Genomics Synthesis Rheology Fermentation Cell / Tissue• Complementary Catalysis Control Engineering Culture Coating Plant external capabilities & Color Polymer Physiology/ Bio- Science Synthesis informatics Disease• Integration mindset Precision Inorganic- Organic Molecular Protein Patterning Biology Engineering Surface & Composites Formulation Colloidal Microbiology Entomology Science Science Fiber Science Chemical Polymer Molecular & Engineering Engineering Processing Breeding Film Conventional Plant Fabrication Nanoscience Breeding Genetics Engineering, Analytical Science, Scientific Computing, Modeling & Simulation, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Regulatory Science, Application Development Chemical Sciences Biological Sciences Materials Science Enabling Technologies 15 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 15
  16. 16. Our global resources are locally relevant >10,000 Scientists and Engineers $2.1 Billion R&D Spend in 2012 Over 150 R&D Centers Worldwide 16 Copyright © 2013 DuPont. All rights reserved 16
  17. 17. Together we can accomplishwhat no one can do alone.INNOVATIONCOLLABORATIONINTEGRATIONENGAGEMENT 17