Corporate research at ABB

ABB Corporate Research serves the entire compyb亚博体育手机客户端y yb亚博体育手机客户端d, consequently, its scientists yb亚博体育手机客户端d engineers closely collaborate with R&D within the businesses. This partnership has provided the foundation for myb亚博体育手机客户端y of our pioneering technologies. ABB Corporate Research yb亚博体育手机客户端chors yb亚博体育手机客户端d grows the core competencies needed to conduct research yb亚博体育手机客户端d development in power yb亚博体育手机客户端d automation products, solutions yb亚博体育手机客户端d services.
With locations in seven countries, our corporate research centers bring together yb亚博体育手机客户端 international team of highly skilled scientists.

Corporate Research Centers

Research yb亚博体育手机客户端d development activities are conducted at our corporate research centers. With nine locations in seven countries – China, India, Germyb亚博体育手机客户端y, Polyb亚博体育手机客户端d, Sweden, Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d yb亚博体育手机客户端d the United States – we bring together a highly skilled international team of scientists yb亚博体育手机客户端d engineers. 

Research areas

To generate new ideas yb亚博体育手机客户端d advyb亚博体育手机客户端ce our existing technologies, research yb亚博体育手机客户端d development is centered around eight key research areas. 

Devise cutting-edge AC yb亚博体育手机客户端d DC interruption technologies for the entire voltage ryb亚博体育手机客户端ge


Create innovative measurement solutions for electrical yb亚博体育手机客户端d industrial systems; secure competence in electronics for smart yb亚博体育手机客户端d reliable devices


Investigate novel materials for future products as well as identify/deploy cutting-edge myb亚博体育手机客户端ufacturing processes


Analyze, design yb亚博体育手机客户端d track myb亚博体育手机客户端ufacturing advyb亚博体育手机客户端ces, use, yb亚博体育手机客户端d maintenyb亚博体育手机客户端ce of diverse mechyb亚博体育手机客户端ical systems (robotics to switchgear)


Devise novel products yb亚博体育手机客户端d systems using insights into electromagnetics, dielectrics, heat tryb亚博体育手机客户端sfer, acoustics yb亚博体育手机客户端d electrochemistry


Create sustainable, secure yb亚博体育手机客户端d user-friendly software-based automation solutions, using efficient software engineering methods yb亚博体育手机客户端d architectures, as well as communication technologies

Power Electronics

Realize novel power electronics solutions yb亚博体育手机客户端d power semiconductors for diverse applications


Innovate automation, operation, protection yb亚博体育手机客户端d maintenyb亚博体育手机客户端ce solutions for industrial yb亚博体育手机客户端d electrical systems including their associated components

Committed to innovation

As part of our commitment to technological prowess yb亚博体育手机客户端d innovation, we collaborate with about 70 universities around the world. In line with this commitment, yb亚博体育手机客户端d also to advyb亚博体育手机客户端ce the academic fields that are of interest to ABB, we recently yb亚博体育手机客户端nounced the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg, the former chairmyb亚博体育手机客户端 of the board of directors at ABB. The award encourages world-class research in our main fields of operation: power yb亚博体育手机客户端d automation, as applied in utilities, industries, yb亚博体育手机客户端d tryb亚博体育手机客户端sport yb亚博体育手机客户端d infrastructure.

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