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ABB is first and foremost a technology company, and every year we devote more than $1.5 billion to various research and development activities. We maintain seven corporate research centers, employ 8,000 scientists and support 70 university collaborations around the world.

Research within the Global Lab Power enables ABB to remain the world leader in power transmission, distribution and conversion for utilities and industries.

ABB technologies that changed the world

ABB has a long history and a rich heritage of technology innovation. ABB not only invented or pioneered many power and automation technologies that have shaped the world we know today, but has managed to maintain its technology leadership in these areas, often for decades. A series of feature articles on these technologies was started in 2009, and the stories published to date are featured below.

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