Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide. Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens. Corporate Technology works closely with the R&D teams in the Siemens´ Divisions and Business Units. CT provides expertise regarding strategically important areas.
Siemens SA (head offices in Amadora, Lisbon area), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, is a powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas, Siemens holds leading market positions in all its business areas. Siemens SA, with roughly 2520 employees speaking over 20 foreign languages, with two production facilities and 14 competence centres, works to design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. These Competence Centres operate in the fields of energy, infrastructures & Cities - namely in Smart-Grids - health, IT and shared services and many of them are strongly connected to important future areas such as software and IT technologies. They provide services within the Siemens world to over 40 countries on five continents and currently employ about 40% of its employees. Established in Portugal for over 109 years, Siemens stands for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Innovation is Siemens’ most important growth and productivity driver. In Siemens SA, every year dozens of Siemens employees are involved in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects and the company invests more than a million euros in this area, fostering more than 70 local partnerships with academic and scientific institutions and the Portuguese industries. These partnerships already helped to promote more than 100 IDI projects, some developed by masters students, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates and others through Research Grants.