“Research, technology and innovation have held Siemens together for more than 170 years and will continue to be a key link between the three Siemens companies and strengthen the core of the brand,” said Roland Busch, Deputy CEO of Siemens AG. “Our inventors are doing concrete work to address the biggest challenges of our time. They’re laying the groundwork for progress and creating sustainable value for our customers and society, which is Siemens’ purpose.”
since 1995, Siemens has been presenting the Inventor of the Year Award to
outstanding researchers and developers within its organization whose inventions
have made major contributions to the company’s strong performance. Since 2016,
the award has also been presented to researchers from outside the company.
In fiscal 2019, Siemens filed some 3,750 patents worldwide. Siemens holds more than 68,000 patents in all. Siemens employees reported some 6,850 inventions in fiscal 2019 – on a basis of 220 workdays during the year, this figure corresponds to about 31 inventions per day. In calendar year 2018, Siemens filed more patents than any other company in Europe and thus took first place in the European Patent Office’s “Top applicants” ranking.