DuPont Nutrition & Health, a part of the company, opened the centre in Gurgaon to serve food industry in India, DuPont said in a statement.
DuPont Nutrition & Health President Matthias Heinzel said that while the science of food is global, the taste and flavors of food are local.
"As we develop those local solutions, we need to be able to work closely with our local customers on foods they are developing for their consumers," he added.
The centre, which has capabilities to expand, will initially employ 15 to 20 people by 2015-end. "Among the focus areas of the Innovation Application Center will be protective cultures for dahi and yogurt, soy protein products, ice-cream and more nutritious, Indian snacks and biscuits tailored to meet the regional taste and texture expectations," DuPont Nutrition & Health, regional leader, South Asia, Brian Jones said.
The centre will also allow DuPont to introduce formulations that are more convenient and affordable for more food choices for the food industry, Jones added.
DuPont Nutrition offers a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.

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