Research & Development

A Passion for Innovation Innovation is at the heart of what we do. Dow’s scientists and research facilities are among the best in the world. We are committed to finding solutions to the world’s most challenging problems, from clean energy to medicine that saves lives.

Our Milestones

  • More than 6,000 researchers at R&D sites worldwide
  • Granted 560 U.S. patents in 2013 – a Dow record
  • Net present value of R&D pipeline is more than $30 billion
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Local R&D Presence
Saudi Arabia is home to the Dow Middle East and Africa R&D Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Research focuses on desalination, oil and gas, and building and construction. Dow is a founding member of the KAUST Industrial Collaboration Program, which aims to commercialize research into practical applications.