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Euro 434 million
More than 500
Number of new patent applications filed
Patents held and applications filed
More than 25,000
More than 7,000
In 2015, Evonik’s R&D expenditure accumulated to Euro 434 million. We have increased R&D expenditures an average of six percent per year since 2010. Moreover, in the past four years we have spent Euro 170 million on building laboratory capacity and pilot plants. With more than 500 projects in its innovation pipeline, Evonik Industries is meeting the demands of the top megatrends in the areas of health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. The large number of first-time patent applications filed by Evonik places it at the forefront of the specialty chemicals sector. Our total number of patents and patent applications stands at more than 25,000. In 2015 alone we filed approximately 260 new patents — an average of five per week. The value of our patent portfolio has increased steadily in recent years.