“Das Root of Innovation” in Chemical Week

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May 30, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an article in Chemical Week 

Our cover story this week reflects on the origins of modern industrial R&D, which can be traced back to the German chemical industry in the 19th century (p. 21). . . .

But, one innovation was perhaps the most groundbreaking: the industrial R&D laboratory. “The Germans made an invention in the 1870s that was an organizational innovation, the development of the modern research laboratory in the industry, within companies,” says Carsten Reinhardt, president and CEO of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia). Read More.

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