Saint-Gobain has launched its seventh cross-functional research and development (R&D) centre in Chennai, India.

Close collaboration with IIT Madras is at the heart of the company’s decision to base Saint-Gobain Research India (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) has been signed 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, and affordable mass housing.