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Innovations and Technology Management:

The right idea at the right time

Analysis, Selection and Targeted Support

Innovation in Numbers 2018

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3.3

of group sales spent on R&D

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730

employees in R&D

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93

inventions annually applied for over the last 5 years

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45

scientific collaborations with 3rd parties

It is important to launch the right projects at the right time and to resource them effectively. We consider our choices carefully, provide targeted support, make objective evaluations – and are not afraid to stop a project if its chances of commercial success appear too low.

We use our efficient innovation and technology management system to assess the innovation process in its entirety and to act as a focus for our R&D work.

WACKER’s innovation and technology management is aligned with your needs and markets – our developments are driven by what our customers require.

Identifying, Assessing and Addressing Specific Needs

These are all key aspects of innovation management at WACKER. We identify and promote the technologies of the future. Our technology management comes into play here in that we unlock potential in high-growth markets and create solutions based on WACKER expertise. This approach results in product-related and process-related innovations that ensure long-term growth for both you and WACKER.

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WACKER as a Successful Practice Company

WACKER received the RWTH Aachen University’s Successful Practice 2019 award as part of the RWTH Aachen’s corporate benchmarking as regards artificial intelligence in R&D.