Innovation at Evonik
Innovation at Evonik

What Drives Us

Innovation at Evonik

As builders of the future, we work to improve life. By thinking beyond chemistry. Today and tomorrow.

What will our world look like in 10 or 20 years? What will humanity need? What challenges do we have to face? And what solutions can we use to deal with them? In more than 100 countries, more than 30,000 Evonik employees work to make the world – and everyday life – a better place. 


Evonik wants to find solutions to real world problems with innovative Ideas, teamwork and practical solutions to make the world at Evonik a better place. The production and supply of lipids for the production of mRNA vaccines is part of this. Learn more about innovation and working at Evonik in our #WhyWeDoIt video. In our campaign #WhyWeDoIt, employees tell us what they appreciate about their work and why they do what they do every day.

Facts and Figures

Patents held and applications filed 

R&D Locations

R&D Employees

approx. 24.000


approx. 2.560

 Registered/Pending Trademarks 

R&D expenses (2020) 

R&D Ratio


433 M. € 


Our Innitiatives

Evonik uses the global ideation jam format to pool the knowledge of employees from all over the world, to generate creative ideas, to assess the potential of these ideas, and ultimately, to develop a business model from them. The process starts online. Then, in a boot camp the participants are taught important skills on presenting and implementing their ideas, and the best idea is rewarded with the Evonik Entrepreneurship Award. Find out more here.

The Evonik School of Marketing, organized by Marketing & Sales Excellence, offers training courses tailored to Evonik requirements for all marketing employees of Evonik worldwide. The setup of the three levels - Fundamentals, Advanced, and Mastery - provides Evonik marketers and related functions with customized training plans depending on their individual backgrounds and levels of experience. Find out more here.

Evonik has a culture of innovation. Every year, Evonik looks for an entrepreneur among its employees. The aim is for employees to hone their visionary thinking and develop their ideas for new projects. Find out more here.

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