Unisys Launches Innovation Lab for Engineering Students
Bangalore, Mar 14: Unisys India today launched the Unisys Innovation Labs (UIL) that will provide engineering students across the country with a means to refine their technical knowledge and marketable skills.
Located at the Unisys facilities in SJR iPark, the tech hub of Whitefield on the outskirts of the city, the lab will be fully operational beginning in April this year.
UIL will enable engineering students and faculty across India to work on real-world problems in real time. It will expose them to the design, development, and ongoing maintenance of high-performance applications and modernisation programs that capitalise on the latest IT trends, such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), model-driven development, mobility and cloud computing.
UIL will also offer participants the unique opportunity to work with advanced Unisys technologies, including the ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 operating environments, the ClearPath ePortal mobile application development capability, Business Information Server (BIS) and the Agile Business (AB) Suite rapid application development environments based on SOA and model-driven development, among others.
That work will enable the students to apply the technologies to realize innovative ideas and concepts. UIL will also provide remote access to its technologies, so that students from any part of the country will be able to access and leverage these resources, regardless of physical location, a company statement said.
'Unisys' long history of collaborating with the academic community to drive innovation and R&D goes back to 1946, when the founders of the modern company developed the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC), the world's first large-scale, general-purpose digital computer, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania.
"Continuing that collaborative tradition with UIL, we seek to harness the immense talent we have in India and impart industry-ready skills to the next generation of engineers so they can play an active role in shaping tomorrow's technologies," Kumar Prabhas, Managing Director, Unisys India said.