Our R&D engineers and scientists develop breakthrough technologies that change the way the world works and industries do business. We constantly push the limits of convention, but our focus is always on delivering solid returns for our customers and shareholders.
As CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says: “Technology innovation is the lifeblood of ABB and, as such, R&D is a critical strategic resource for the Group.”
We concentrate on two areas: short-term evolutionary innovations to existing products and services and long-term disruptive innovations crucial to maintaining and strengthening our position as a leader in innovation as well as supporting future growth.
In our seven research centers, we focus on the nine areas that match ABB's core technologies: communications, control, electromagnetics, materials, mechanics, power electronics, sensors, software and switching.
Experts in our labs work on specific projects with technologists in the business units, concentrating on applying research findings. Where successful, product or technology development continues in the business units.
To ensure we are flexible and results-driven, our global research centers and our business units are integrated with leading universities around the world and our other external partners in a fully networked environment.
Working on the latest technologies with world-class engineers and scientists all over the world gives you the chance to shape the future of power and productivity and to create a better world.
Whether you specialize in Research, Product Development, Project Management or other disciplines, you will find practically unlimited opportunities to broaden your experience and take your career to the next level.
Many of our R&D specialists also pursue academic careers, lecturing or working as professors at universities, publishing research and attending conferences, while actively contributing their theoretical expertise to our projects. Master’s students join us to work on theses, and there are openings for PhD students in many areas.
In addition, to ensure that we all stay up to date with the latest technologies, we maintain strong relations with leading academic institutions, through regular study visits and lectures. Finally, as we serve customers in more than 100 countries around the world, there are many possibilities to work internationally, both in our research centers and in our business units.
The exceptional people you work with, the unique projects you tackle and the global scale of our business will give you the skills and experience you need to take your career to the next level.