Cisco’s 2.18 million sq ft Smart Campus in Bengaluru is one of their most advanced; an archetype for India's upcoming Smart Cities. Digital connectivity meets sustainability in this 32-acre Cisco SEZ, where 8,500 techies work and live. As the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, Cisco’s annual investments into India stood at USD 1.7 Billion investments as of 2014.
Passenger aviation to automotive. Defence to aerospace. Rolls-Royce is part of Make in India manufacturing across sectors. The company employs more than 1700 engineers in India and has positioned Bengaluru as an integral R&D hub for its global markets. What's on the cards? Further boosting its businesses in power systems, nuclear and naval marine.
Britannia takes a bite out of Bengaluru's R&D ecosystem with an ultra-modern facility in neighbouring Bidadi. Analytical, sensory and microbiology labs meet a seasoned team of food technologists, scientists, chefs and nutritionists at Britannia's factory, which was set up with an investment of Rs 200 crore.
Boeing's 42,000 sq ft India Engineering and Technology Centre in Bengaluru supports development across diverse areas- from data analytics to airport operations. With the capacity for 800 engineers once fully operational, CTO Greg Hyslop says "It was very evident to me early on that the talent available here will make the difference for us if we have to remain competitive and innovative in the future."
It's no surprise that GE has brought its largest global digital hub to none other than Bengaluru. Opened in Dec 2016, India's R&D Capital joins the likes of 5 locations around the world that are integral to GE's digital strategy. The hub is expected to generate 1,0000 new jobs; tech professionals will work at the 200,000 sq ft centre, focusing on world-class solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things and IT development.