Merck KGaA establishes District 2020 sustainability centre
Centre will be launched at Expo 2020 Dubai and will support start-ups that aim to deliver sustainable solutions
Germany-headquarted pharmaceutical and technology company Merck KGaA announced that it has established a sustainability centre in District 2020, which will be launched during Expo 2020 Dubai, and will offer educational and research focused programs; provide collaborative research and developmental spaces; host start-up businesses as an incubator; and share access to its expertise and infrastructure.
According to the Dubai Media Office, Merck KGaA will collaborate with local and global stakeholders, including academia, research institutions, multi-sectoral businesses, governmental and non-governmental entities, as well as community organisations and media to benefit industries such as architecture, automotive, emerging biotechnology, and healthcare, among others.
Commenting on the announcement, chairman of the executive board and chief executive officer of Merck KGaA, Dr Stefan Oschmann, said: “This centre will work towards encouraging the knowledge exchange among like-minded individuals, build local capacity with special focus on women and youth, and support start-ups that have the potential to deliver sustainable solutions with the aim to improve people’s lives through science and technology.”
Merck KGaA joins a growing list of District 2020 partners that also include Siemens, Accenture, and Shanghai-based Atlas Capital Holding.