Siemens has honoured 15 particularly resourceful researchers from Germany, the US, Israel, India, the UK and Poland as 2021 Inventors of the Year.
The awardees’ inventions span Siemens’ entire spectrum, and they all pursue advances based on the company’s understanding of innovation: technology that serves people and improves their everyday lives. The inventions range from hydrogen-powered trains to a smart solution for stabilizing power grids that employ a high percentage of renewable energies, and they extend all the way to a cancer treatment that is available for many more patients.
“Innovations have been the foundation for our success for nearly 175 years. I’m proud that we consistently hold top-level positions in the international patent rankings. Yet I’m even more impressed by the quality of our company’s inventions,” said Peter Körte, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens AG.
“We use our solutions to tackle the major challenges of our time. Our inventors lay the foundation for progress and create sustainable value for our customers and for society – and that’s Siemens’ purpose as a company.”
Since 1995, Siemens has been presenting its Inventors of the Year awards annually to outstanding research and development employees whose inventions contribute substantially to the company’s success. Since 2016, these awards have also been presented to researchers from outside the company.
Siemens filed around 2,500 patent applications worldwide in fiscal 2021. In total, the company holds more than 43,400 granted patents. During fiscal 2021, Siemens employees reported 4,483 inventions, or about 20 inventions per workday.