The foundation of Saint-Gobain Research India is a unique model has been established for going from basic sciences to businesses in order to improve & support innovations from India. As part of this model, collaborations have been established with the various universities in areas pertaining to abrasives, glass for architecture, glass for automotive, materials for low-cost housing and materials solutions for buildings for hot-humid climates.














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SGR India hosted the “Budding Scientists Day”

October 4, 2019: A fun filled 2-hour session where employees could bring their children to the R&D center. It was a treat to watch a delighted group of curious kids next-generation interact with researchers, learn more about materials, and experience some interesting demos….and some of the questions they asked got the researchers thinking as well!

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SGR India recently hosted delegates from MEDEF International

September 9, 2019: SGR India recently hosted delegates from MEDEF International, a non-profit private-funded organisation, created in 1989 by MEDEF, the French Business Confederation. MEDEF International supports trade, technologic cooperation and investments, long-term partnerships, especially on emerging and developing markets as well as reconstruction markets.

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September 24,2019 - : An engaging and interactive session on customer & consumer Intimacy to an audience of 80+ researchers at SGR India by Mr. Manish Makhijani, Global Insights Director, Unilever. Perspectives, insights, learnings and best-practices on working closely with customers and consumers in a B2C space. #saintgobain #customercentricity #innovation #wellbeing #researchanddevelopment .

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September 19,2019 - We had a great time interacting with the kids of the Good-Life Center as they regaled us with their stories….A proud moment for us at Saint-Gobain Research India to see the children unleash their talent & creativity during our visit. The Good Life center, setup in 2015 with support from the Saint-Gobain Foundation, is now home to 160+ children, who are looked after, educated and trained vocationally.

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UTSAV 2019

September 18, 2019: To rekindle the creativity and imagination of childhood in everyone, SGR India launches a series of employee engagement activities themed around “Back to School!” leading up to its family day event “UTSAV 2019”, scheduled on October 4, 2019.

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SGR India Tech Day

August 8, 2019: SGR India celebrated their Annual Tech Day with Customer Centricity as the underlying theme. The event was kicked off with a presentation by Padmashri awardee C.N. Raghavendran, an eminent architect from Chennai.

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Patent Award Night

June 12, 2019: 353 years after the Letters patent was granted in Oct 1665 by Loius XIV to establish the Royal Glass Works, we continue to celebrate the legacy of innovation at Saint-Gobain. The Group in India organized a Patent Awards night on the 12th of June to celebrate the granted patents and recognize the inventors who contributed to these inventions.

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January 29,2019 - Chairman and CEO of the Saint-Gobain Group visits SGR India and shares his views about the performance of the R&D center and his vision for the newly launched Transform and Grow initiative for the Group.

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January 23, 2019 - For the eighth consecutive year, Saint-Gobain has been named as one of the 100 most innovative companies and institutions, according to Clarivate Analytics’ “Top 100 Global Innovators” ranking for 2018.

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Chennai Marathon

January 6, 2019: The 7th Edition of Chennai Marathon, Skechers Performance Chennai Marathon 2019 is the largest sporting event in Chennai, that drew a participation of over 25000 people. One of the few running events in the country that is entirely organized by the running community, the event saw significant participation from SGR India, who had trained for several months leading upto the event. A big cheer to the entire SGR India team that participated in this year’s marathon.

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Saint-Gobain Group in India certified as one of the Top Employers for 2019

January 2, 2019: The Saint-Gobain Group has been certified as Top Employer: India, Asia Pacific and Global 2019 by the Top Employers Institute, Netherlands. Independent research by the Top Employers Institute shows that the Group provides excellent employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent at all levels and strives to continuously optimize its employment practices.

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November 28,2018 - Saint-Gobain announces the launch of the "Transform & Grow" Program. The plan includes acceleration of portfolio rotation, new organizational structure and enhanced operating margin.

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Social Outreach Activities: Support to Good Life Centre, Tambaram

June 10, 2018: SGRI is also actively involved in social welfare activities. One of the examples is the Support we extend to Good Life Centre, Tambaram. Good life Centre is a home for the newly born, abandoned children, special children, orphans and destitute.

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