Science & Innovation


Science and engineering are the foundation of our essential innovations.

For over two hundred years, we’ve been innovating around you. And right now, DuPont is working side by side with industry leaders in safety, healthcare, nutrition, electronics, mobility and construction, creating technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life.


“This is a great time of expansion in the science of the human microbiome. From an innovation perspective, this area offers quite a bit of diversity for consumers, ways to impart positive health outcomes, and technology that is central to each individual on the planet.”

Angela Naef, PhD | Global Technology & Innovation Leader, Nutrition & Biosciences


Partners in Innovation

Our scientists and engineers work side by side with our partners to deliver innovative, successful solutions right now and for the future.

With the world’s population projected to increase from 7 to 9 billion by the year 2050, providing for the food, water, energy, and health care needs of people everywhere presents unprecedented challenges. Approximately 9,000 DuPont scientists and engineers collaborate with academics, companies, governments, and others to develop sustainable solutions to address these challenges.


“Our innovation strategy is aligned with the significant challenges highlighted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as providing solutions to mitigate climate change, delivering technologies to support life-saving health care and helping to feed a growing world population.”

Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer

Our approach to sustainability

Research & Development

DuPont is focused on fulfilling customer needs to help transform products, markets, and society.

Our diverse R&D toolkit includes industrial biotechnology, nanotechnology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and more. We apply cutting-edge science to the development of more and better food production, alternative energy and lightweighting, protective apparel, and electronics. Our efforts encompass scientific discovery, research, product development, and process improvements.

Investing in transformative technologies
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Emerging technologies for miniaturization and speed
Increasing power density and frequency 
Advanced packaging for high performance devices
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Precision gene editing
Next generation genomics and metabolomics
Industrial-scale bioprocessing and microbial science
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Big data and predictive analytics
Smart technologies and connected devices
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The Experimental Station

The DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware is one of the world’s first industrial R&D facilities. The breakthroughs made by scientists and engineers here are recognized the world over and include groundbreaking products like Kevlar®,  Tyvek®, and many others. Today, this landmark site serves as a core integrated business hub, with world class laboratories, offices, and more.

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