Rolls-Royce has been sponsoring, and collaborating with, niche technology startups across the world to help validate, build and grow their business
Rolls-Royce,the British luxury automobile maker has recently announced its partnerships with Indian start-ups through R2 Data Labs – its data innovation subsidiary. Under the partnership,it will mentor and provide technical support to Indian startups that are specialised in the fields of internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics, quantum computing, blockchain, sensing and autonomous.
The start-up partnership programme of Rolls-Royce will be based in Bengaluru as the city is among the nine global start-up hubs of the company, outside US. The other hubs are situated in the UK, Singapore and Germany.
The partnership will allow the auto giant to utilise data to push innovations in all its businesses and associate with partners and customers more effectively.It is also in sync with the company’s commitment of collaborative innovation and developing an ecosystem of partners that harnesses the advanced technologies and thinking from a wide community of innovators.
Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce – India & South Asia has stated that Digital skills help accelerate India’s drive to develop its economy. The country’s vibrant digital ecosystem, supported by an innovative startup environment, will facilitate the development of capabilities in these areas in the hope of creating immense opportunities across the lives of individuals and affect diverse industries.
Rolls-Royce has over two decades of experience in combining engineering expertise with the data analytics, providing operational efficiencies to its airline clients. Banking on this expertise,and aiming to expand its digital abilities to deliver enhanced value from its existing services and launching new services to the clients.