Volume 95 Issue 48 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: December 4, 2017

DuPont takes a crack at running a chemistry incubator

Legendary Experimental Station now hosts an effort to bring in outsider technology and foster an entrepreneurial spirit
Department: Business
Keywords: Start-ups, incubator, accellerator, DuPont, Experimental Station, Dow Chemical, R&D

Big corporations say they value start-ups. But rarely do they plunk down an incubator in the middle of a corporate research campus. Pharmaceutical firms regularly sponsor start-up incubators. But still unusual is the chemical and materials firm that carefully nurtures nascent businesses.

DuPont wants to change that paradigm with the formation of a lab and business accelerator that it hopes will mark a new direction for its celebrated Experimental Station in Wilmington, . . .

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