Corporate research at ABB

ABB Corporate Research serves the entire compan365体育投注y an365体育投注d, consequently, its scientists an365体育投注d engineers closely collaborate with R&D within the businesses. This partnership has provided the foundation for man365体育投注y of our pioneering technologies. ABB Corporate Research an365体育投注chors an365体育投注d grows the core competencies needed to conduct research an365体育投注d development in power an365体育投注d automation products, solutions an365体育投注d services.
With locations in seven countries, our corporate research centers bring together an365体育投注 international team of highly skilled scientists.

Corporate Research Centers

Research an365体育投注d development activities are conducted at our corporate research centers. With nine locations in seven countries – China, India, German365体育投注y, Polan365体育投注d, Sweden, Switzerlan365体育投注d an365体育投注d the United States – we bring together a highly skilled international team of scientists an365体育投注d engineers. 

Research areas

To generate new ideas an365体育投注d advan365体育投注ce our existing technologies, research an365体育投注d development is centered around eight key research areas. 
Switching

Devise cutting-edge AC an365体育投注d DC interruption technologies for the entire voltage ran365体育投注ge

Sensors

Create innovative measurement solutions for electrical an365体育投注d industrial systems; secure competence in electronics for smart an365体育投注d reliable devices

Materials

Investigate novel materials for future products as well as identify/deploy cutting-edge man365体育投注ufacturing processes

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Analyze, design an365体育投注d track man365体育投注ufacturing advan365体育投注ces, use, an365体育投注d maintenan365体育投注ce of diverse mechan365体育投注ical systems (robotics to switchgear)

Electromagnetics

Devise novel products an365体育投注d systems using insights into electromagnetics, dielectrics, heat tran365体育投注sfer, acoustics an365体育投注d electrochemistry

Software

Create sustainable, secure an365体育投注d user-friendly software-based automation solutions, using efficient software engineering methods an365体育投注d architectures, as well as communication technologies

Power Electronics

Realize novel power electronics solutions an365体育投注d power semiconductors for diverse applications

Control

Innovate automation, operation, protection an365体育投注d maintenan365体育投注ce solutions for industrial an365体育投注d electrical systems including their associated components

Committed to innovation

As part of our commitment to technological prowess an365体育投注d innovation, we collaborate with about 70 universities around the world. In line with this commitment, an365体育投注d also to advan365体育投注ce the academic fields that are of interest to ABB, we recently an365体育投注nounced the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg, the former chairman365体育投注 of the board of directors at ABB. The award encourages world-class research in our main fields of operation: power an365体育投注d automation, as applied in utilities, industries, an365体育投注d tran365体育投注sport an365体育投注d infrastructure.

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