award honored the use of AI in configuring complex factory automation
solutions. Swathi Shyam Sunder developed an AI system which helps derive
context-aware recommendations from historical data on product configurations
and from facts relating to products and components. This system makes the
design process easier and faster. Siemens is already using this development in
its factory automation business.
University of Birmingham plans to build the world’s smartest university campus.
It’s one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, with around 36,000
students and 8,500 employees. Research, teaching and learning take place in
more than 200 buildings, covering a range of historic and modern spaces. The
university employs a combination of sensor technology, simulation and
artificial intelligence to research ways to use buildings and individual
spaces, then derives optimization approaches from the results.
award-winning inventors are part of a strong team: People working at Siemens
came up with 5,383 inventions in fiscal 2023, which is 16 percent more than in
fiscal 2022 and amounts to around 24 inventions per workday. Siemens holds a
total of more than 46,500 patent grants worldwide. Since the European Unitary
Patent was launched in June 2023, the European Patent Office has received over
12,000 applications for this type of patent – the majority of which came from
Siemens. The company invested approximately €6.2 billion in research and
development, an increase of nearly 11 percent year-over-year. More than 51,000
people work in research and development at Siemens.