"Innovation is a people business"
Transforming the culture of innovation is a focal point of the reorganized group innovation unit at Heraeus, with an emphasis on open innovation. Heraeus is increasingly opening its innovation work to external partners. This includes building and managing strategic collaborations with core innovation partners such as research networks and universities, as well as searching for new partners. “Innovation is one of our strengths as a company and we can make a great deal of progress even on our own,” says Hehle.