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Academic partnerships

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World-class R&D fuels our future

All over the world, we work with leading universities to develop new technologies. That opens many doors for talented researchers to collaborate with us and pursue academic careers in business.

At ABB, innovation is our lifeblood: We are always looking for new ways to make our customers more competitive and minimize environmental impact.

That is why we work with the very best academic talent, not just in engineering but also in a wide range of disciplines including materials science, software and more.

We invest heavily in collaborations with more than 70 universities worldwide, including 25 universities and colleges in Canada, to develop long-term disruptive technologies and short-term evolutionary innovations for our existing products and services. 

Our Global R&D Lab has 9 programs focusing on automation and power, ranging from control and communication technologies to switching technologies and power electronics.

Each program devotes time and money to our university partners, and equips them with our latest products and services, to help us create the breakthrough technologies of tomorrow.

Canadian partnerships

We participate in many academic initiatives:
  • In collaboration with top Canadian universities and technical colleges, we host career events where graduate students have the chance to meet our employees and discuss career options.
  • eg, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, McGill University and Polytechnique de Montréal
  • ABB is a partner of IGEE (Institut en Génie de l’Énergie Électrique) and provides seminars, site visits and bursaries for top engineering students from Quebec universities to promote their professional development in the field of power electrical engineering.
  • Products developed by us, such as Robotic Arms, are used every day as training tools in universities across Canada to further academic development.
  • eg, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, McGill University and Polytechnique de Montréal
  • We offer highly competitive and interactive internship programs with several leading universities.                

We are always looking for new partners to expand our academic network. ABB in Canada is committed to positively impacting student learning and development. Together we can revolutionize the power and automation industry.


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