T-Hub, a startup incubator by the Telangana government, along with United Technologies Corporation - Hyderabad Research and Design Centre (HRDC), today announced the launch of advanced emerging technologies laboratory here. According to an official release, driven by the growing Smart Cities Mission, India has emerged as a prominent market for Smart Intelligent Building Technology Systems which are 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 a showcase to enhance awareness about UTC's Smart Building products and platforms for start-ups and develop collaborative solutions, it added. Speaking at the inaugural session Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub said, "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 and Security, UTC said, "The launch of this laboratory reiterates our commitment to India and our continued focus on innovation.
This initiative marks our contribution to the fast growing open innovation and start-up research explosion happening in India, specifically Hyderabad." UTC has its largest Research and Design centre for Commercial Businesses at Hyderabad (HRDC) and this launch will enable us to rapidly leverage innovative solutions for the benefit of its customers, Galbraith added.
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