Held under the theme ‘R&I in the Digital Age, the 6th edition of the GPCA R&I Summit provided strategic insight into the opportunities afforded by digitalization to further develop and grow the innovation capabilities in the chemical industry in the GCC. It also showcased the latest partnerships and initiatives, products and technology developments within the region and globally designed to create value and drive efficiencies now and in the future. Some of the key topics examined in more depth included oil and gas-based performance polymers, the Oil-To-Chemicals (COTC) breakthrough technology, case studies on digitalization and the impact of automation on research and innovation in the chemical industry.

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