Volume 88 Issue 36 | pp. 42-43
Issue Date: September 6, 2010

Translational R&D

ACS Meeting News: Distinguishing between invention and innovation in creating jobs and wealth
Department: Business

“Invention is the conversion of cash into ideas. Innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash,” Pat N. Confalone, vice president of global R&D at DuPont Crop Protection, said at the recent ACS national meeting in Boston. Confalone spoke at a presidential event on Sunday, Aug. 22.

The session—“Translational Chemical R&D: The Driving Force of Job Creation”—was cosponsored by the Council for Chemical Research. CCR President and Executive Director Hratch Semerjian . . .

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