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Air Liquide's research and development is at the head of a global ecosystem that enables us to carry out research work in collaboration with customers, technology institutes and internationally renowned universities in order to provide solutions to the society's future challenges. Air Liquide also has dedicated centers of expertise.

Air Liquide's Innovation Campuses are strategically located in France, Germany, China, Japan and the United States.

These Innovation Campuses are places to connect, collaborate, experiment and co-create. They may host an R&D Center, a startups accelerator, academic partners or customers.  

R&D  teams are based on 3 dimensions:

  • Science - producing molecules with high added value
  • Technologies - enriching our process portfolio for greater diversity
  • Understanding of usages - meeting the societal challenges of our clients and patients



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Connection to the ecosystem

To face energy and environmental issues and the acceleration of the digital revolution in hospital and home healthcare, our Innovation Campuses provide solutions to address the society's future challenges. For this purpose, we develop collaborations with customers, technology institutes and internationally renowned universities.

Open innovation

Air Liquide aims to help researchers around the world in their research and develop solutions that will offer sustainable technologies. That's why we launched the second edition of the Scientific Challenge, the #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge,  which aims to develop our knowledge through diversified profiles by giving them the means to create new production processes and applications based on Essential Small Molecules.

Scientific territory

Molecules have been at the heart of Air Liquide's activities since its creation. Today, the Innovation campuses are actively working to enrich our knowledge of molecules and encourage us to explore new horizons and better serve society.

Our 18 essential molecules are: oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2), hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4), argon (Ar), xenon (Xe), krypton (Kr), neon (Ne), helium (He), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), acetylene (C2H2), ozone (O3), water (H2O), silane (SiH4).

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Worldwide locations

The Group has more than 1,100 researchers from 41 different nationalities. The R&D teams are spread over various sites in Europe, Asia and the United States, connected to world-renowned innovation ecosystems.

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Innovation Campus Paris

This Campus embodies the innovation approach of the Group, particularly for transition energy, health and digital transformation. It includes the largest R&D Center of the Group, a building that has just been completely renovated, with 48 laboratories and experimental platforms, on 15,000 square meters.

Innovation Campus Paris
1, Chemin de la Porte des Loges
Les Loges-en-Josas - BP 126
78354 Jouy-en-Josas, France
Phone: +33 1 39 07 62 62

Innovation Campus Delaware

Located near Airgas headquarters, this Campus provides technical and innovation support to Air Liquide's activities, notably in the American markets. The Campus leverages the scientific and creative power of the North American territory through its academic and industrial partnerships.

Innovation Campus Delaware
200 GBC Drive
Newark, DE 19702, USA
Phone: +1 302 286 5400

Innovation Campus Shanghai


In this Innovation Campus, our scientific experts work in several research fields including energy efficiency, technologies for reducing industrial CO2 emissions, for water treatment and for food preservation and freezing processes.

Inaugurated in 2016, this Campus includes laboratories, offices, showrooms and pilot demonstration platforms that spread across 12,000 m². The building was designed in accordance with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification, a global standard for sustainable construction, taking into account efficient water management, proper energy usage and the reduction of emissions.

Innovation Campus Shanghai
No. 1820 Guanghua Road, Minhang District
Shanghai 201108, China
Phone: +86 21 8035 5000

Innovation Campus Frankfurt

This Campus focuses on the development of innovative solutions for converting fossil or biomass raw materials into synthesis gas, hydrogen, fuels and chemicals.

Innovation Campus Frankfurt
Air Liquide Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH
Gwinnerstraße 27-33
60388 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 4011 201

Innovation Campus Tokyo

This Campus develops advanced materials, especially for the manufacture of next generation semiconductors, flexible displays, energy storage and distribution.

Innovation Campus Tokyo
2-2  HikarinoOka, Yokosuka-Shi
Kanagawa 239 - 0847, Japan
Phone: +81  46 895 2992

Research Center

Founded in 2012, this R&D Center is located in the prestigious University of Yonsei in Seoul, benefiting from a privileged scientific environment. This Center provides technical and innovation support to the Group's subsidiaries in South Korea and around the world for the development of solutions for the semiconductor, photovoltaic and flat panel industries.

Air Liquide Laboratories Korea
Suite 176
Yonsei Engineering Research Park
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120-749, South Korea
Phone: +82 2 3019 2578



Expertise centers

Moreover, Air Liquide has centers of expertise which develop, adapt to the customers' needs and industrialize innovations from the Group: the ALTEC Networks, the Gas Packaging Center, the Cryogenic Technology Center, and centers of expertise specializing in Healthcare, specialty ingredients and advanced electronics materials.