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For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies and the business models developed from them have been the foundation of Siemens‘ success. Our central research and development unit – Corporate Technology (CT) – plays an important role in this.
Shaping the Future
Together with its global network of experts, CT is a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units. It provides important services along the entire value chain – from research and development to production and quality assurance, as well as optimized business processes. The support provided to the businesses in their research and development activities is ideally balanced with CT’s own future-oriented research.
Pioneer in Research and Development
Under the leadership of the Chief Technology Officer and in partnership with the operating units, CT develops Siemens’ technology and innovation strategy, creates and industrializes basic technologies, promotes business excellence through consulting and engineering services, and protects the company’s intellectual property.
Corporate Technology contributes to the company's success in many functions, including its technology and innovation strategy, research and development in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, cooperation with universities, patents and business excellence.
Siemens’ central research and development arm sees itself as a strategic partner to the company’s businesses. It plays a key role in achieving and maintaining leading competitive positions in the fields of electrification and automation while at the same time helping Siemens fully tap into the growth field of digitalization.
To ensure the success of these efforts, numerous experts around the world make their outstanding knowledge available to the company:
FAU and Siemens are united by a deep network of experts, driven by over 70 years of trusting cooperation.
TU Munich is Siemens’ most longstanding CKI partner university, collaborating in innovating industry and society for almost 150 years.
TU Berlin is Siemens´ academic partner into Berlin´s digitalization ecosystem.
With RWTHs open campus environment, Siemens works on solving the big industry challenges that lie ahead.
TU Graz is Siemens’ trusted university partner with passion from rails to the digital age, from smart factory to entrepreneurship, from science to application.
Tsinghua University is Siemens´ strong academic partner in Asia.
UC Berkeley is Siemens' window into Bay Area innovation and a hub for global CKI collaboration.
With Siemens' locations near and on campus, Georgia Tech graduates one of the largest diverse future workforces trained and ready to tackle the challenges and needs of industry.
The CKI (Center of Knowledge Interchange) program is the flagship program of Siemens in university collaboration. It is unique among companies collaborating with academia. Siemens gains access to cutting-edge research and highly qualified young talents, the universities run research projects close to industry’s real needs and open up valuable career opportunities for their graduates.
The CKI program ensures a very close relationship, linking c