Readers last week were most drawn to news from Imerys regarding new innovation-focused collaboration opportunities (Imerys Enters Research Partnership with Penn State, Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program): “According to Imerys, it has stepped up its innovation effort in recent years as part of its development strategy in performance additives and advanced materials. The company recently announced a five-year research collaboration to co-develop innovation projects with Penn State University. In addition, Imerys has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), which is dedicated to creating and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships between MIT and corporations worldwide.
‘Building networks and expertise by connecting with scientists, academics and universities around the world is a critical pillar of Imerys’ innovation process,’ said Thierry Materne, chief innovation officer. ‘Our partnership with Penn State University and MIT is a significant step in our strategy to build a strong external network, which we will look to further develop with institutions in Europe and Asia.’”
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Top 5 Hottest News Stories for April 22-28
1. Imerys Enters Research Partnership with Penn State, Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program
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5. Morgan Advanced Materials Seeks Buyers for Composite and Defence Systems Business
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