Larsen & Toubro has opened ‘Planet L&T’, a digitally-enabled Corporate Experience Centre to give an immersive-experience through 12 high-tech zones. The centre, located in Powai Mumbai, is spread over 10,500 square feet. The focus on tech is demonstrated upfront in the entrance lobby where a robot named ‘Elle’ and ‘Tee’, greet and guide visitors to the first zone. L&T has over $ 21 bn in revenue and operates in over 30 countries.
Indian social media platform ShareChat announced ShareChat Labs, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in California’s Palo Alto, its first establishment outside India. The new centre is dedicated to technology backbone for company. With new CoE, ShareChat can ripe new-age solutions powered by ML to enhance use experience through advanced camera capabilities, deeper visual understanding and stronger content recommendations.
The Software and Technology Parks of India (STPI) plans to set up 25 centres of excellence across the country in different tech areas. The govt is planning to support 1500 startups through these CoEs and has created a budget of Rs 400 crore. MeitY is working to create a tech startup ecosystem to promote the development of in-house software products. So far, STPI has created 14 labs across domains like fintech, autonomous, AI, IoT, blockchain, aggrotech etc.