Michelin invests in innovation with a focus on three key areas:

 

  1. Accelerating development of new ranges for the MICHELIN brand and other Group brands.
  2. Continual progress on improving tire performance and services for each new generation of tires.
  3. Disruptive innovations for truly original solutions.

R&D facts and figures

  • €646 million in the R&D budget (2020)
  • 6,000 R&D employees
  • 350 domains of expertise
  • 205 patents filed in 2020
  • 10,785 active patents worldwide
  • 250 Open Innovation partnerships (2020)
  • 700 qualified measurement methods, from nm to km
  • 400 simulation applications for total performance control
  • 40,000 on-vehicle tests every year

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