Siemens is turning ideas into winning innovations that are setting new standards. A current example is the transition to a new energy mix: New methods of simulation show how this can become a reality, and why previous approaches must be reconsidered.
Innovation facts and figures
employees in R&D
inventions every working day
In fiscal 2019, employees at Siemens around the world registered about 3,750 patents and submitted 6,850 invention disclosure reports. In total, Siemens holds more than 68,000 issued patents. More than 25 percent of the patent registrations relate to digitalization.
Evolution on Galapagos Islands
How renewables are being used to supply clean power to the UNESCO world heritage site.
Detecting breast cancer early on
Anna Jerebko has developed algorithms that enable mammograms to display tissue structures in the breast in a way that was never possible before.
Light for the conflict zone
Although much of Afghanistan’s infrastructure is in disrepair, technology is supplying power for schools, hospitals, and industry.
Student invents prosthetic limb
A high-school student used CAD software to design, test, and construct a lighter weight and more streamlined prosthetic limb for a young US veteran.
In the digital indoor garden
As the world’s population grows, traditional agriculture is nearing its limits. Working with research and industry partners in the international EIT Food consortium, Siemens is growing vegetables in a laboratory.
Is flying really better?
Seldom has a rail route attracted so much attention over 15 years as the new ICE route between Erfurt and Halle/Leipzig. Now, high-speed trains can run on the 123-kilometer route at up to 300 km/h.
Energy transition, hawaian style
Hundred percent renewable generation from wind and solar is not feasible today without significant reliability impacts. The U.S. state of Hawai‛i intends to change this in years to come.
Unknown insights into the body
Medicine is reaching a turning point: Just in a few years, artificial intelligence will greatly help doctors make diagnostic decisions and plan treatments.
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