Thirty inventions per work day, numbering 7,500 a year – these figures alone show the innovative strength of our employees worldwide. They play a key role in leading Siemens toward a successful future. We’d like to introduce eight inventors.
They are newcomers: these award winners may have completed their college degrees not so long ago, but they have still managed to register a large number of inventions in just a few years at Siemens. Their enthusiasm for technology, their creativity and their determination have earned them great respect and recognition from professional experts.
Innovator with fire and sound
Heiko Claussen is just 35 years old but is already a Senior Key Expert at Corporate Technology in Princeton, New Jersey.
Inventor Heiko Claussen
The attractiveness of magnets
Adriana Urda develops eco-friendly methods for the production of permanent magnets.
Inventor Adriana Urda
They are crossover experts: like all inventors, they like to think outside the box. And they go even further by constantly changing their perspective. As highly motivated technicians, they know which technologies have what it takes to succeed. What’s more, the award winners are not from Siemens, but include people from universities or start-ups who have worked closely with Siemens and thus personify our open innovation strategy.
Rail cars on a diet
A team of inventors in Graz, Austria, has found a way to cut the weight of chassis frames for trains in half.
Inventor Team Graz
Catching rays, stabilizing the grid
Siemens and Caterva work nearly as one.
Inventor Roland Gersch
Single Outstanding Innovation
Game changers make their mark with exceptional inventions. The award winner has set standards in his/her particular field of technology with his/her inventions. A technically significant invention or the enhancement of an existing product has resulted in business success, or an new approach has helped solve a social problem or improve living conditions. The award winner will have met one of these criteria.
New cinematic approach to medical imaging
Klaus Engel has revolutionized X-ray images with cinematic rendering.
Inventor Klaus Engel
Inventors who have worked at Siemens for at least 15 years and have registered an impressive number of inventions during their careers for which a number of business-relevant patents have been issued are honored as driving forces of innovation at the company. After their long careers, the award winners can take pride in the fact that they have made a significant contribution to Siemens’ success as an innovative company.
The range of his inventions shows that Dr. Werner Hartmann could almost be called a universal genius.
Inventor Werner Hartmann
A late starter who can’t be stopped
Dr. Benno Weis of Digital Factory in Erlangen optimizes control systems for electric motors.
Inventor Benno Weis
Beyond standard solutions
Dr. Hans-Gerd Brummel is not just any inventor, he is one of the pioneers of remote diagnostics and maintenance.