Thursday, February 19, 2015

Strategic collaborations by SABIC with Indian Partners

SABIC, ranked among the world’s top petrochemical companies has announced strategic collaborations with two of India’s premier government institutions, the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the presence of the Secretary, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India and President CIPET Governing Council Mr. Surjit Kumar Chaudhary, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mr. Avinash Joshi and Joint Secretary, CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. G. Anupama. His Excellency, Dr. Saud Mohammed Alsati, Ambassador, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.

These partnerships, while paving the way for close collaboration with both the organisations in multiple research areas, are testimony of SABIC’s commitment to partner in the government’s ‘Make in India’ vision by strengthening the chemicals and Plastics industries’ research ecosystem in the country, boosting skills development and contributing to India’s growth story.

Dr. Ernesto Occhiello, Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation said, “Collaborative projects with well-established scientific organisations and research centres are essential components of SABIC's global research programme. As Government of India’s two top academic and research institutions, both CIPET and CSIR are natural partners for SABIC. Through these partnerships, SABIC will be able to leverage these institutions’ multidisciplinary research capabilities to achieve research excellence for SABIC that will greatly benefit the nation. It is also our desire to see that today’s collaboration will create a value-added ecosystem involving science and technology institutions, talents, industry, customers to benefit the people of India.”