EADS opens research and technology branch in Bangalore
EADS Innovation Works, the European aerospace and defence group’s research and development network, is opening a branch in Bangalore. It is located within the Airbus Engineering Centre India's premises.
“The opening of EADS Innovation Works India is a part of our global Research and Technology strategy,” said EADS CTO Jean Botti. “EADS is developing international R&T capabilities in order to access new technologies and engineering resources efficiently close to our strategic markets. India is an important part of our vision for research and technology growth and India has highly educated people that will offer tremendous value to our R & T capabilities'.”
EADS Innovation Works India will manage and broker R&T projects for the EADS Business Units and the Corporate R&T Organisation. Some of the projects carried out by EADS Innovation Works India will be performed in collaboration with Indian partners such as the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology. EADS Innovation Works India will also run its own projects using internal resources at its own facilities.
The Airbus Engineering Centre India has been operational since 2007 and currently employs some 120 local engineers. By 2012 the Airbus Engineering Centre India will grow to 400 engineers.