San Francisco Bay Area

Nearly 700 Siemens employees work in the San Francisco Bay area, which is home to Next47, the Siemens global venture firm, and several newly-acquired building technology startups, including Comfy and Enlighted. 
Investing in the Future

Siemens Launches Next47

Next47 is an independent, global venture firm backed by Siemens that invests in the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs to fuel the industries of tomorrow.

Next47 works with startups that are using deep and frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, cybersecurity, autonomous driving, IoT, robotics, and advanced manufacturing to solve the most difficult and fundamental industry challenges.

The Bay’s Critical Backup

Emergency Power for San Francisco

The first project of its kind in the country, Siemens black-start technology enables Trans Bay Cable to restore electricity to the San Francisco Peninsula after a severe network event.

In an emergency, the technology allows up to 300 megawatts (MW) of power to feed into the city through Trans Bay Cable while the network is being restored. The black-start capability, which doesn’t require the local network to be running, powers critical facilities like hospitals and fire stations.

Siemens in San Francisco

Learn more about the company’s footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area.