Bengaluru: Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) launched India’s first Hacker’s Garage at RBEI Koramangala Campus to enable work on the next-generation technologies like AIoT, AR/VR, and Blockchain. It was inaugurated by Dr. Tanja Rückert, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Bosch Group on 24th Nov, 2021. The innovation lab will focus on building technology demonstrators and validating them before they take shape into scalable solutions.
The Hackers 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 innovation lab will be a playground for potential ideas which will be identified through pitches and will be further incubated to go to market. The center will also be a collaborative ecosystem for Startups, external companies, and academia to participate in an environment of co-creation and co-innovation.
Tanja Rückert, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Robert Bosch GmBH said, “Innovation is at the core of driving digital transformation. Culture, leadership, and mindset are a must to build best-in-class solutions and ecosystems to grow digital businesses at scale. 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.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dattatri Salagame, CEO, President, and Managing Director of RBEI said, “Innovation is vital more than ever in an age of disruption. RBEI is helping businesses in India and around the world prepare for the future. 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.”
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. Considering the need for remote and hybrid work post-pandemic, the lab will be integrated with different remote and virtual platforms. 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.