Driven by the need for interdisciplinary, self-sustaining infrastructures accessible for the entire location/company, Innovation Think Tank (ITT) was established and has now 16 innovation labs across Germany, China, India, Turkey, the United States of America and United Kingdom which are covering projects from 23 Siemens locations and have achieved break even for all established labs within 0 to 2 years. ITT has worked on over 1,750 projects with 550 experts and managers. Additionally, over 12,000 Siemens employees have taken part in various events, more than 1,500 inventions have been filed and ~1,200 projects continued. Furthermore, around ~2,500 researchers and students from ~150 universities out of 38 countries have worked with ITT.
Innovation Think Tank was founded and is headed globally by Prof. Sultan Haider, who also holds a Principal Key Expert, awarded by the Siemens Healthineers Executive Committee for his outstanding innovation track record which includes the establishment of 16 innovation labs and over 500 inventions and patents filed to today. Furthermore Prof. Haider has been awarded honorary directorships and developed infrastructures for top institutions. The innovation best practices have been implemented in several university courses and certifications.
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