Innovation Think Tank
What is Innovation Think Tank?
Driven by the need for interdisciplinary self-sustaining infrastructures accessible for the entire location/company, Innovation Think Tank (ITT) was established and now has 10 innovation labs in Germany, China, India, Turkey, USA and UK which are covering projects from 19 Siemens locations and have achieved break even for all established labs within 0 to 2 years. ITT has worked on over 750 projects with 550 experts and managers. Over 8000 Siemens employees have taken part in various events. Over 1500 inventions have been filed and ~570 projects continued. Furthermore, over ~2500 researchers and students from ~150 universities from 38 countries have worked with ITT.
Innovation Think Tank was founded and is headed globally by Sultan Haider, who also holds a Principal Key Expert, awarded by the Siemens Healthcare’s Executive Committee for his outstanding innovation track record which includes the establishment of 10 innovation labs and over 500 inventions and patents filed to date. Haider has been awarded honorary directorships and developed infrastructures for top institutions. The innovation best practice has been implemented in several university courses and certifications. For instance:
- Innovation Research Lab at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
- Innovation Management & Leadership Certification Programme (IMLEAP) at Bogazici University, Istanbul
With its’ global infrastructure ITT supports the identification and creation of business opportunities and contributes to solution implementation.