Inspiring the next generation of innovators
52nd Young Scientists Exhibition took place in Dublin
Düsseldorf – Children and young people from across Ireland were treated to a showcase of Henkel’s leading role in the future of science and technology at the Young Scientists Exhibition. For the first time in Henkel’s history, a team of volunteers from the Adhesives Research and Development Facility located in Dublin demonstrated breakthrough industrial and consumer innovations from Adhesive Technologies to over 59,000 visitors. Henkel scientists suspended kettlebell weights weighting up to 9kg from a rubber band using LOCTITE 401. They also challenged attendees to a tug of war through the impossible task of pulling apart two pieces of wood bonded with LOCTITE 3090.
“The Young Scientists Exhibition is a huge event here in Ireland, which many of our team attended themselves as school children,” says Darragh Fitzpatrick, AG Product Development Chemist. “We all felt that this was an ideal opportunity to show how we play an active role in identifying and responding to trends in technologies and society to create more value for our customers. We certainly intend on returning next year.”
Demonstrating innovation leadership
“The main reason for our participation was to raise awareness of Henkel’s innovation leadership to primary and secondary school-aged children, as well as highlighting the fantastic variety of chemistry and science careers that are available,” says Matthew Holloway. Site Director & Global Platform Head of Acrylates. “The Henkel stand certainly met this goal and far exceeded my expectations. Many of these children will be future customers and some perhaps even employees!”