Open Innovation


Caterpillar is harnessing the power of open innovation by adopting external ideas through our partnerships with startups and our technology licensing program. These partnerships help us bridge the gap between internal and external innovators by creating new solutions or enhancing existing products as part of an incremental innovation process. 

Technology Licensing

Do you have a big idea? Get connected with our Technology Licensing group to develop the appropriate agreement.

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Caterpillar partners with industry, government and academic institutions around the world to leverage world-class expertise and speed up the pace of research and development for the benefit of our customers.

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STEM Initiatives

Graduates of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are a critical piece of the Caterpillar talent pipeline.

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Your Road to Success Begins Here

Why Caterpillar?

Caterpillar offers the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career. Watch this video to learn how your road to success begins with a career at Caterpillar.

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Engineering Rotational Development Program

As soon as you enter one of Caterpillar’s global facilities as an ERDP participant, you hit the ground running. This program is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts.

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Student Internships and Entry-level Jobs

As you graduate and want to find a place to make your mark, consider that joining Caterpillar means being part of making progress possible around the globe.

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