Siemens honors 12 researchers who account for 590 inventions
• Inventors come from Germany, Austria, France, Norway, Poland, India, China, Mexico and the U.S.
• 33 inventions per day in fiscal 2018
Siemens has honored 12 particularly resourceful researchers as Inventors of the Year 2018. Together, these scientists are responsible for some 590 inventions and 589 individual patents. Two of the inventors are from Germany, three from Austria and one each from Norway, France, Poland, Mexico, China, India and the United States. Their inventions range from new software that revolutionizes component design with 3D printing to an ingenious window coating that significantly improves the reception of cellular communication signals in trains.
"Our inventors share the aspiration of enabling progress in technology and society, helping to make real what matters and creating value for customers and all our stakeholders, " said Roland Busch, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Siemens AG. "That’s the purpose of Siemens. And our inventors live this purpose." Every year since 1995, Siemens has been presenting the Inventor of the Year Award to its outstanding researchers and developers, whose inventions have made major contributions to the company’s strong performance. Since 2016, the award has also been presented to researchers from outside the company.
In fiscal 2018, Siemens filed around 3, 850 patents worldwide – an increase of 200 patents over the previous year. Worldwide, Siemens holds about 65, 000 patents. In fiscal 2018, Siemens employees submitted about 7, 300 invention disclosures. On a basis of 220 workdays during the year, this figure corresponds to about 33 inventions per day.
You’ll find this press release as well as press images, videos and detailed portraits of the inventors at www.siemens.com/press/inventors2018
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379, 000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
Reference Number: PR2018110077COEN