Switzerland: R&D Clariant Collaborates with Swiss Start-Up to Develop Innovative Technologies
Under the agreement, Clariant has acquired a minority stake in Haelixa to further strengthen the firm’s DNA-based tracing and tagging technology.
Muttenz/Switzerland – Clariant has recently announced cooperation with Haelixa, a Swiss startup with expertise in DNA-based tracers and a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. As part of this cooperation, Clariant has acquired a minority stake in Haelixa to support the further development of Haelixa’s DNA-based tracing and tagging technology.
For Clariant, the cooperation with Haelixa exemplifies its commitment to focus on innovation through R&D as part of its holistic approach to creating value for all stakeholders. In addition to the extensive R&D activities conducted in-house, including at its Innovation Center in Frankfurt, Germany, Clariant recognizes the importance of open innovation as a method to access promising technologies developed by other large corporations, start-ups and universities.