“Group Senior Scientists”: Top researchers and scientific experts
New Award at LANXESS
Leverkusen, Germany - “Group Senior Scientists”: LANXESS has created a new award to honor top researchers and scientific experts for their achievements, to generate motivation and prospects for careers in research and development and to direct our focus towards innovation and premium strategy. In 2012, for example, the first awards were distributed in the fields of process technology and rubber.
The “Group Senior Scientist” candidates are nominated by the BU and GF heads, and an expert panel narrow this down to the initial selection. The final decision is made by entire Board of Management, who selected four innovators as “Group Senior Scientists”.
“In future LANXESS hopes to strengthen its position as a technology group. To do so we need an innovative atmosphere within our departments – and employees like you, who ensure the technological basis for development. This is essential to our success,” said Chairman of the Board of Management, Axel C. Heitmann.
Innovation at LANXESS:
At LANXESS we make a targeted innovative effort, focusing on the fulfillment of specific and concrete customer requirements.
The market-oriented approach adopted by LANXESS towards research and development forms the basis for achieving maximum added value at minimum cost, and with extremely short development times – the key phrase: Time-to-Market.
“Our innovation culture, which is based on trust and entrepreneurial freedom, is a great help to us in our attempt to continually provide more – whether with regard to product, processes or innovations, where, if necessary, we also think outside the box,” explained Board Member Werner Breuers. “LANXESS thus offers clients competence, creativity, application expertise, flexibility, proximity and a deep knowledge of applications.”
The innovation culture at LANXESS entails:
• Strong support from our management;
• The close cooperation of the R+D teams and the 13 Business Units, with a great deal of customer proximity;
• A wide-reaching global innovation network and
• Innovation processes and proactive project management with a focus on new ideas.
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