Tech Mahindra has announced strategic investments in the UK and establishment of a research and development center ‘Makers Lab’ to work in collaboration with the long-term client and partner, British Telecom (BT) at the Adastral Park research campus, home of the world-renowned BT Labs.
Makers Lab is also a part of Innovation Martlesham, teaming up with BT to promote and add value to this growing business incubation cluster. Further, Tech Mahindra is setting up a brand new office in Salford to strengthen its presence across the UK while rolling out its apprentice program in 2018. The announcement comes inclining with the recent meeting of the Prime Ministers of India and UK.
The Tech Mahindra R&D Center, Makers Lab will focus on major technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and quantum computing to make citizen services and experiences simpler and easier especially in the communications space. With 5G rollout in striking distance, co-innovating with industry partners and academia is the need of the hour. Makers Lab is also connecting with the University of Suffolk to onboard students as interns in the lab for various positions.
Tech Mahindra as a part of its larger engagement is working with universities in the UK to onboard students as interns, offer apprenticeship and hire graduates for various positions. This would aid in ensuring the region’s participation in co-innovating for the future, along with employment opportunities.
“Innovation is the key to survival in the digital future. The UK-India Innovation partnership draws from the best learning and skills of both developed and developing economies in shaping the digital future. We at Tech Mahindra are taking the philosophy of disruption by design to our client ecosystem, academia, and people through our Research arm Makers lab in UK,” said Mr. CP Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra.
Innovation is key to the UK’s economic and social plan, leading as a global center for innovation and creating a global talent pool along with job opportunities. Tech Mahindra through Makers’ lab, its new office in Salford and its apprentice program will engage with more than 100 local talent as 2018 unfolds.
Innovation is the core to survival in the digital future. The UK-India Innovation partnership draws from the best learnings and skills of both developed and developing economies in shaping the digital future. In support of this, TechMNxt is Tech Mahindra’s global program rolled out to explore emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI-infused IoT solutions, designed by preempting and anticipating customer’s evolving and dynamic needs. The underlying priority is the application of the trending technology to solve real business problems of our customers by collaborating and co-innovating with startups, academia, and partners.