Dow Deutschland and RWTH Innovation launch partnership
Wiesbaden, 20 July 2023: Dow Deutschland and RWTH Innovation GmbH, Aachen have launched a joint partnership to further support Dow's German sites in their sustainability projects, among others. Dow's central German plants have already been cooperating with RWTH Aachen University on a project basis since 2021. The collaboration was formalized in 2023 through a cooperation agreement with RWTH Innovation GmbH.
"We are very pleased about the partnership with RWTH Innovation GmbH. It helps us shape the energy transition at Dow, move closer to the goal of carbon-neutral production and further accelerate the shift to more sustainable products and manufacturing processes," says Ute Spring, Director of Innovation & Technology Germany. "With RWTH Innovation GmbH, Aachen, we have a strong partner that offers diverse expertise and extensive resources that we can access on a project basis. This helps us in our daily work and gives us a flexibility that we really appreciate. Finally, the collaboration gives us access to the latest developments being researched in Aachen."
RWTH Aachen University is a German university of excellence and, with over 45,000 students, one of the leading technical universities in Germany. Its 100% subsidiary RWTH Innovation gives companies direct access to the university's full innovation potential.
"As part of our cooperation, we support Dow in initiating research projects with RWTH in the fields of specialty chemicals, plastics and packaging," explains Dr. Jörg von Appen, Managing Director of RWTH Innovation GmbH. "As an interface, we strengthen the mutual link between business and science: Products can be developed based on the latest research, and researchers at RWTH gain insights into current challenges from industry."
About Dow in Germany
Dow has been active in production, research & development and sales in Germany for more than 60 years. The first sales office opened in Frankfurt am Main in 1960. Since then, Germany has developed into one of Dow's most important production sites and sales markets worldwide. Today, the company employs around 3,500 people in production facilities, sales offices and research and development facilities at 13 German sites. In 2022, Dow generated annual sales of just under €3.4 billion in Germany. The German headquarters is located in Wiesbaden (Hesse), the largest production sites are located in Lower Saxony (Stade), in Saxony (Böhlen) and Saxony-Anhalt (Schkopau). References to "Dow" or the "Company" refer to Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.dow.com/de-de or Twitter: @Dow_en.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines integrated manufacturing capabilities, global reach, focused innovation and materials science expertise with a strong market position and leading ESG performance to deliver profitable growth and a sustainable future. The company strives to become the most innovative, customer-focused, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones offers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions to customers in high-growth industries such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer products. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people worldwide. The company had sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to "Dow" or the "company" refer to Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.dow.com or follow us on Twitter: @DowNewsroom.
About RWTH Innovation GmbH
RWTH Innovation GmbH is the central research and technology transfer unit of RWTH Aachen University (RWTH). As a subsidiary of RWTH and Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, it ensures the continuous exchange at the interfaces between research, industry and society through its active, integrated transfer approach. RWTH Innovation GmbH supports and accompanies researchers and inventors at RWTH Aachen throughout the entire innovation process, from the idea to the market-ready technology. Within the scope of its offerings for start-up teams, it provides precisely the support that is needed to turn innovative ideas into successful business models through targeted formats. It provides industry partners with direct access to the research and innovation landscape of RWTH Aachen University.
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