Siemens has honoured 15 men and women as the Inventors of the Year in 2021.
The company filed around 2,500 patent applications worldwide in fiscal 2021. In total, it holds more than 43,400 granted patents and during 2021 reported 4,483 inventions, or about 20 inventions per workday.
The 15 inventors come from Germany, the US, Israel, India, the UK and Poland across the range of activities, from hydrogen-powered trains to a smart solution for stabilizing power grids that employ a high percentage of renewable energies
“I am convinced that green hydrogen offers a lot of potential to reduce our emissions from transport and meet our climate goals. In a project with Deutsche Bahn, we will be equipping a Mireo train with fuel cells from January 2022. We are testing a completely new overall system consisting of a hydrogen-powered train and a newly designed filling station,” said De-Niang Maria Peymandar (above), Design Manager at Siemens Mobility in Krefeld, Germany and winner of the newcomer award.
"What started in Wildpoldsried, Germany, as a first small testbed for island power grids, developed into Siemens’ first microgrid project with 100% renewable generation on Galapagos Islands. We drove innovation as a constant up-scaling of the number of converters. Currently, we are supporting Hawaii in stabilizing their grid while integrating a rising share of renewables,” said Ulrich Münz, Principal Key Expert for Control Systems and Head of Autonomous Systems & Control at Siemens Technology in Princeton in the US, anoher newcomer winner
“Innovations have been the foundation for our success for nearly 175 years. I’m proud that we consistently hold top-level positions in the international patent rankings. Yet I’m even more impressed by the quality of our company’s inventions,” said Peter Körte, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens. “We use our solutions to tackle the major challenges of our time. Our inventors lay the foundation for progress and create sustainable value for our customers and for society, and that’s Siemens’ purpose as a company.”
Siemens has been presenting its Inventors of the Year awards annually since 1995. Since 2016, these awards have also beenpresented to researchers from outside the company.
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