Ben du Pont

Benjamin F. du Pont
President and Co-Founder,

Ben is co-founder and President of, a global marketplace for technology. Founded in 1999, creates mutually beneficial partnerships between companies leveraging new technology and patents. was one the world’s first open innovation platforms. About a quarter of the Fortune 500 directly engages and most of the Fortune 500 are engaged in deal discussions through, ranging from new drug-delivery technologies to new heavy-oil recovery technologies. has offices in Boston, Liverpool, Tokyo, and Wilmington, Delaware. It was jointly funded by Siemens, Bayer, Caterpillar, Honeywell, P&G, DuPont, and NTT Leasing.

Prior to founding, Ben spent 14 years with DuPont in a variety of leadership positions in Specialty Chemicals, Fibers, and Automotive business units. Ben has a 1986 BSME from Tufts University and is a director of Morgan Stanley Capital Index NYSE:MXB, Vianix (a speech compression company), Platinum Research, Longwood Gardens, Jefferson Awards (the highest award for public service in the US), and the Tower Hill School. Ben is a licensed pilot, a ham radio operator, and an avid sailor. Ben lives with his wife Laura and their two children in Wilmington, Delaware.


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