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this the department also tracks major trends within the industry and feeds them back into its R&D and innovation team. In 2014 alone, the business invested €7.5 billion in research and tech development – a core focus of the business and one of its key differentiators. Schneider Electric is transitioning into a formidable technology company, with strategic focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), sustainability, and the knowledge economy through the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Research, development and innovation This year, Schneider Electric is focusing on a number of major industry trends including digitisation, automation, building management and control systems. By developing state-ofthe-art software solutions the company is able to extract value and combine all the data that exists for renewable and solar installations, thus driving efficiency for its commercial and residential clients. “We are continually investing and innovating our tech solutions to drive more competition in the renewables, automation and energy sectors,” explains Dewis. “We are always reacting to customer needs and demands, while also looking to future demands and feeding that back to the huge R&D organisation that we have. We also keep a very close rein on our service organisation so we are continually changing, adapting and evaluating the types of services we offer. We constantly evaluate the type of people and resources we

€7.5m The amount invested in research & tech development

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