RBEI opens innovation lab for next-gen technologies

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Bengaluru: Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) launched India’s first Hacker’s Garage at its Koramangala Campus in the city.

Hacker’s Garage is an innovation lab to work on next-gen technologies like AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things), AR/VR, and Blockchain.

Bosch Group CDO Dr Tanja Rückert inaugurated this new lab on 24 November, 2021. The innovation lab will focus on building technology demonstrators and validating them before they take shape into scalable solutions.

Hacker’s Garage will be open for all associates 24/7 to enable them to get hands-on experience with the leading edge of technology. In addition, it will provide an enriching experience of new innovations and will enable associates to come up with ideas for products and solutions of the future.

The lab will act as a playground for potential ideas which will be identified through pitches and will be further incubated to go to market. It will also be a collaborative ecosystem for startups, external companies and academia to participate in an environment of co-creation and co-innovation.

According to Robert Bosch GmBH CDO Dr Tanja Rückert, innovation is at the core of driving digital transformation. “Culture, leadership and mindset is a must to build best-in-class solutions and ecosystems to grow digital businesses at scale,” said Rückert.

“With initiatives such as the Hacker’s Garage, RBEI will provide a unique creative space and the right environment for its associates & start-ups to nurture innovators of tomorrow and drive digital transformation for our customers and the society,” added Rückert.

“The Hacker’s Garage will enable us to accelerate this capability building journey and challenge the digital frontiers. This initiative will help us become future ready and also realize our aspirations of becoming an AIoT company,” said Dattatri Salagame, CEO, President and MD – RBEI.

RBEI has an in-depth understanding of key AIoT capabilities, competency and has prior experience to implement solutions, with existing partnerships with various ecosystem players.

Hacker’s Garage will partner with enterprises that want to build connected products. The lab will be integrated with different remote and virtual platforms to meet the needs for remote and hybrid work.

RBEI will also set up similar innovation labs in other locations of RBEI in the coming years. The company also plans to collaborate with startups, universities, customers and suppliers to bring the best solutions to the market.

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions – a 100% owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH is one of the world’s leading global supplier of technology and services.

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