Evonik Industries has formed a research partnership with India’s Institute of Chemical Technology. The German firm will help support students at the university and collaborate with scientists on chemical R&D projects. Meanwhile, the Danish catalyst supplier Haldor Topsøe has set up its first R&D center outside Denmark, at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China. Under a related agreement, Topsøe will select and finance projects to be executed by researchers there. The institute is China’s largest catalyst research center, Topsøe claims.