Chemours CC has inaugurated its new innovation Center, The Chemours Discovery Hub, on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
The facility now houses more than 300 of the company’s top researchers and scientists, consolidating most of the company’s US innovation efforts into one location to maximize collaboration and efficiency. The Chemours Discovery Hub is 312,000 square feet, contains more than 130 individual laboratories and was built over the course of 24 months without a single lost-time safety incident.
At the Discovery Hub, Chemours will deepen its research partnership with the University of Delaware and per form experiments alongside professors and students to develop new applications for its products. Additionally, the company will use its facility to attract and recruit potential interns, co-ops and employees.
“It’s about our company’s investment in young minds who will be introduced to chemistry at the Discovery Hub, our continued investment in Delaware, and our investment in an innovation pipeline that will empower our customers,” said Mark Vergnano, president and chief executive officer of Chemours. “When we broke ground on the Chemours Discovery Hub here on the STAR Campus two years ago, we expressed our shared vision of a state of-the-art research partnership that would expand the boundaries of scientific knowledge, inspire the important work of our talented people, and fuel our economy for years to come,” said UD President Dennis Assanis.