Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) today announced launch of its new innovation hub in Bengaluru.
Bosch claimed through this innovation facility --Hacker Garage--it will seek to become an artificial intelligence of things (AIoT)-enabled company.
The hub will offer both hardware and software support to participants interested in building products and services around AIoT, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and blockchain, among others.
RBEI is a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. It supplies technology and services as well as offer end-to-end engineering, IT and business solutions across the world.
The company said that alongside helping startups and individuals build their products, it also aims to serve as an incubator to bring these products to the market.
The ‘Hacker Garage’ is the latest in a number of innovation hubs that have been opened in India through 2021.
One such example is the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE) by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) in Noida.
Eventually, the hub will seek to create an ecosystem for academic institutions, companies and startups to collaborate on products and ideas conceived here.
Dattatri Salagame, CEO, President and MD of RBEI, said,“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 realise our aspirations of becoming an AIoT company.”
RBEI says that it will use its existing partnerships with various companies in AIoT, AR-VR and blockchain ecosystems to support the innovation hub.
In the coming years, the company says that it will look to set up more such innovation hubs to help build and incubate products – in India and across the world.