Siemens honors the 14 "Inventors of the Year" 2017
Siemens honors 13 of its own researchers and an external scientist as "Inventors of the Year 2017." The scientists from Germany, Austria, the United States and Denmark have registered a total of 1,297 inventions. Many of these ideas, namely 920, have been granted individual patents. Three teams are among this year's winners, a fact that demonstrates that innovation is usually a joint effort today. "Siemens invested EUR 5.6 billion in research and development during this fiscal year, the largest amount of money it has ever spent in this area. This money is well invested, too. It flows directly into our fields of innovation and secures the future of our businesses. We are proud of our Inventors of the Year: They perfectly reflect the tradition established by an entrepreneur and inventor like Werner von Siemens," CEO Joe Kaeser says. The award Inventor of the Year has been presented since 1995. This year's categories are "Talent," "Outstanding Invention, "Open Innovation" and "Lifetime Achievement."