New Siemens Technology Center

The Siemens Technology Center (STC), the company's largest research center worldwide, will be completed just north of Munich by 2027.

First building opening

Siemens today opened the first building of the Siemens Technology Center (STC) at the Garching research center north of Munich. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and the Bavarian Minister of State for Science and the Arts Markus Blume celebrated the opening with Peter Körte, Chief Technology and Chief Strategy Officer of Siemens AG.

With the Siemens Technology Center (STC), the company is bundling its central research activities north of the district of Munich. Initially, 450 employees and 150 scientists will move in. When the second construction phase will be completed in 2027, a further 630 researchers and patent experts will join them. The STC will then be the largest of a total of twelve Siemens research locations worldwide.

from left: Peter Körte, Siemens AG, Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, Minister of State for Science and the Arts, Markus Blume

Digital technologies

Data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) will be used and researched in the STC to facilitate programming, detect production faults at an early stage and enable communication between humans and machines in natural language. With around 3,700 AI patents, Siemens has a leading position in the field of artificial intelligence.

According to Siemens, more than 100 million euros are being invested in the new research center. Minister President Söder emphasized on X (formerly Twitter): "Siemens is investing over 100 million euros in our future here without state subsidies. With its high-tech agenda, the Free State of Bavaria is creating the scientific environment and conditions for such investments."

Overall, Siemens names Simulation & Digital Twin, Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, Connectivity & Edge, Future of Automation and Cybersecurity & Trust as key areas. The Group has invested 6.3 billion euros in these  research fields in 2023.

The technologies that come together in the open digital business platform Siemens Xcelerator are adapted to make it possible to develop, manufacture and operate products and systems more efficiently and sustainably.

Network at the Garching research campus

A well-functioning exchange with important innovation partners is particularly important for Siemens.

“No one can solve the current challenges alone. We must accelerate collaboration with our customers and partners in the early stages of development. The Siemens Technology Center, located on the same campus with TUM, international research institutions and companies, benefits from an excellent environment and will strengthen Germany’s global role in cutting-edge research,” said Peter Körte, Chief Technology and Chief Strategy Officer of Siemens AG.

Cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and SAP is planned and will be intensified directly on site in Garching.

In addition to Siemens, TUM and SAP, the Garching research campus is also home to five Max Planck Institutes, three Fraunhofer Institutes and other research facilities with a total of around 28,000 people. This makes the Garching research campus one of the largest centers for science, research and teaching in Europe.

Sustainable building

Like all new Siemens buildings, the STC was initially planned digitally in order to conserve resources during construction. The so-called digital twin of the building also provides data during operation via countless sensors in order to operate the building in a particularly sustainable manner.

Photovoltaic systems on the roof contribute a maximum output of 94.4 kilowatts. This would be enough to supply around 20 single-family homes with electricity all year round. In addition, there is a renewable district heating supply generated via geothermal energy. Ventilation is provided by heat recovery, and thermally activated suspended ceilings support the heating and cooling systems.

The building is certified to the internationally recognized LEED "GOLD" sustainability standard, making an important contribution to the company's goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2030.