Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore, focussing on research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing.
Essen/Germany and Singapore — The new R&D hub will be the home for the company’s project house tissue engineering, which is under the leadership of Creavis, the strategic innovation unit. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Evonik Industries said that the company was actively pursuing new opportunities to boost their international R&D activities. By focusing on promising research areas for the future this hub would strengthen their position as producer of specialty chemicals.
In a statement the company gave highly qualified researchers from leading science faculties and quick reaction times of local administration as further reasons for the decision.
With the research hub, the speciality chemicals producer is expanding its collaboration with public and private research institutions and organizations. Evonik has formed a partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to develop novel technologies in additive manufacturing for industrial application.