Hyderabad: T-Hub, India’s fastest growing startup engine ,in association with United Technologies Corporation – Hyderabad Research and Design Centre (HRDC), today announced launch of advanced emerging technologies laboratory.Thelab will be housed at T-Hub’s Catalyst Building.
Driven by the growing Smart Cities Mission, India has emerged as a prominent market for Smart Intelligent Building Technology Systems. The new space is aimed to become a launch pad for UTC HRDC engineers to design and develop innovative solutions leveraging the start-up ecosystem. It will also serve as ashowcase to enhance awareness about UTC’s Smart Building products and platforms for start-ups and develop collaborative solutions.
Speaking at the inaugural session Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub stated, “As a start-up engine, we are constantly focused on collaborating with global industry leaders, so that start-ups supported by us can benefit from their technical and technological expertise. Data analytics software and hardware is a game-changing segment for India, where we are witnessing high entrepreneurial interest. We are delighted to host the emerging technology lab within the T-Hub premises for UTC-HRDC and have no doubt that the facility will greatly boost the technological capabilities of start-ups working in this arena. This is a great initiative and I would like to thank UTC-HRDC for making us their long term strategic partners.”
Commenting on the launch of the emerging technology lab, John Galbraith, Vice President of Global Engineering; Climate, Controls & Security, UTC said, “The launch of this laboratory reiterates our commitment to India and our continuedfocus on innovation.This initiative marks our contribution tothe fast growing open innovation and start-up research explosion happening in India, specifically Hyderabad. UTC has its largest Research & Design centre for Commercial Businesses at Hyderabad (HRDC) and this launch will enable us to rapidly leverage innovative solutions for the benefit of ourcustomers.”
Prakash Bodla, Vice President Engineering & Centre Head of Hyderabad Research & Design Centre, further added, “UTC – HRDC has a strategic association with T-Hub andwe have been actively engaged together, in identifying potential start-up solutions in the space of Smart Building technologies and Video Analytics space. We have been seeing good progress in our engagement with T-Hub and this lab will give further boost to our innovation journey from HRDC”
T-Hub and UTC-HRDC have been engaged over the several months to promote innovation in thesmart and intelligent buildings technology space. The most recent collaborative effort being the Smart City/Smart Building NanoAccelerator Video Analytics Challenge.