Emerson expands innovation network
USA: Emerson has expanded its network of innovation facilities with the opening of a new centre at Georgia Institute of Technology.
The new 16,000ft² facility will provide the focal point of Emerson’s development and collaboration on big data and Internet of Things concepts. It will support Emerson’s Helix Innovation Centre at the University of Dayton in Ohio, and work alongside the Europe Solution Centre in Aachen, Germany, and the Emerson Innovation Centre in Pune, India.
“Our investment in this collaboration and innovation space is a key part of our strategy to build relationships with academics, students, technology leaders and entrepreneurs,” said Mark Dunson, Emerson’s group vice president of electronics & solutions. “We want to create the right environment and culture for innovation to address industry challenges and better serve our customers.”
Emerson will employ approximately a dozen people in the Helix Innovation Center at Georgia Tech; roughly half will be employees who rotate through from other Emerson locations.
The company employs more than 200 management, engineering, technical support, sales and manufacturing associates at its Emerson Retail Solutions operation in nearby Kennesaw. This focuses on serving the retail supermarket, convenience store, refrigerated transport and foodservice industries.
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