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Growth and innovation in the chemical industry

December 17, 2021

6-MINUTE READ

In brief

Patents

Startups

Corporate venturing

Partnerships

Mergers and acquisitions

Capital projects

The six key levers

28%

Increase in the number of announced partnerships since 2016, with production being a dominant focus

33%

Partnerships over the past five years that have been between chemical companies, the most common type

26%

Partnerships over the past five years that have been between chemical companies and their customers

In the very near future, the need for all industries to reduce greenhouse gases and support a circular economy will require a massive wave of innovation from chemical companies.

A race to tomorrow

About the research

Dr. Bernd Elser

Senior Managing Director – Global Lead for Chemicals and Natural Resources


Dr. Karin Walczyk

SENIOR PRINCIPAL – LEAD, CHEMICALS RESEARCH


Paul Bjacek

Principal Director – Lead, North America Thought Leadership & Global Resources Research