Saint-Gobain Launches a Global R&D Centre in India

• Saint-Gobain SIGNS AN MOU WITH IITM RESEARCH PARK• The seventh cross-functional research and development centre - Saint-Gobain Research India (SGRI), to be located in ChennaiSaint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, announced the launch of its seventh cross-functional research and development centre, Saint-Gobain Research India (SGRI), to be located in Chennai.Close collaboration with IIT Madras is at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s decision to base SGRI in Chennai.

Saint-Gobain and IIT-M Research Park agree to develop the next phase of the research park with Saint-Gobain as an ‘Anchor Client’. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today by Saint-Gobain and IITM Research Park (IITM RP).

SGRI will work for all of Saint-Gobain’s industrial activities and will drive initiatives to develop sustainable habitat solutions for the region. These are envisaged in the form of transversal programs such as energy solutions for hot climates, energy efficiency in buildings, affordable mass housing etc.

The launch of SGRI was marked by a one-day research Symposium with leading research community and senior faculty from all over India on December 13th in Chennai. Saint-Gobain will start the new R&D center at an interim location in Chennai during the construction phase of the expansion at IITM RP.

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