Tech Mahindra has established 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. Additionally, 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 on the sidelines of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of UK Theresa May’s meeting in London.
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 roll out in striking distance, co-innovating with industry partners and academia is the need of the hour. Makers Lab is also connecting with University of Suffolk to onboard students as interns in the lab for various positions.
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 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 C. P. Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra.