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PROMOTING
PROGRESS

utrc demonstrates its commitment to ongoing advancement with an
expanded innovation hub and plans to invest in new research sites
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United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the global innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), has a new and expanded $60 million state-of-the-art innovation facility on its East Hartford,
Conn., campus.
This research and development facility has been designed to
enhance global innovation at UTC and its businesses. The company also has two additional major investments planned for its
East Hartford campus: a $75 million Additive Manufacturing
Center of Excellence and a $40 million Engine Compressor Research facility.
The new innovation hub includes 185,000 square feet of new
and renovated office and laboratory space. The $60 million
build-out was enabled through a collaboration with the state of
Connecticut through the historic 2014 Connecticut Aerospace
Reinvestment Act. This investment enables UTRC to expand
its core capabilities in advanced materials, measurement sciences, sensor technologies, environmental sciences, autonomous systems and human-collaborative robotics.

'Clear Demonstration'
The new additive manufacturing facility will accelerate deployment of a broad range of metal and polymer additive technologies across UTC businesses. In the Engine Compressor
Research facility, UTRC and Pratt & Whitney will develop and
mature advanced compressor technologies for future commercial and military engines.

"Global innovation at UTC begins right here at the research
center in East Hartford," says Dr. David Parekh, corporate vice
president of research and director of UTRC. "We are unveiling
a clear demonstration of UTC's commitment to investing in
the breakthrough technologies that will help shape our future.
"Since 1929, UTRC has served as a strategic partner to all
UTC businesses, driving the newest and best advances in aerospace and commercial building technologies. This investment
in our headquarters and our current and future innovators will
allow us to remain global leaders for decades to come."
As the innovation hub of UTC, UTRC supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company
and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries
of science and technology.
Further, UTRC leads the monetization of UTC's intellectual property through business model innovation. Based in East
Hartford, UTRC has additional operations at its affiliate in
Berkeley, Calif., and its subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Rome,
Italy; and Cork, Ireland. UTC, based in Farmington, Conn.,
provides high-technology systems and services to the building
and aerospace industries. mt
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