Johnson Controls unveils OpenBlue Innovation Centre in Bengaluru
Global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls, has officially opened its most extensive OpenBlue Innovation Centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The centre, which is the company’s third and most advanced in India, displays cutting-edge net zero building technology and the Johnson Controls OpenBlue suite in a fully operational, live environment.
Johnson Controls’ new centre underscores the company’s expanding presence in India and its commitment to India’s G20 leadership objectives of sustainability and digitalization. The centre is designed to accelerate India’s progress towards net zero emissions through its focus on pioneering AI technologies and innovations in sustainable, energy-efficient building technology.
The Bengaluru facility also hosts the first experience centre in India, giving business and public leaders the opportunity to see building technology in action. The OpenBlue suite from Johnson Controls, which uses cloud, edge, and AI technology, is displayed in a live, fully functional environment.
Visitors can experience the ‘digital twin’—a digital replica of the assets, processes, places, systems, and devices present in a smart building. Other demonstrations include access control technologies, computer vision with video analytics, and fire safety solutions using 3D-printed models.
Visitors can also explore smart, energy-efficient, net zero emission buildings through Johnson Controls’ virtual reality experience, designed to aid customers in formulating their net zero objectives.
The opening ceremony for the OpenBlue Innovation Centre in Bengaluru saw dignitaries such as Sankaran, Bhaskar Ghosh, the Chief Strategy Officer at Accenture, Sivakumar Selva Ganapathy, the Vice President of OpenBlue India Software Engineering and Asia-Pacific solutions at Johnson Controls India, and Divya Jha, the Director of Human Resources at Johnson Controls India.
With a 30-year presence in India, Johnson Controls has three manufacturing and five engineering centres, employing over 8,000 people, including 3,000 engineers.
The OpenBlue Innovation Centre in Bengaluru is launching with over 300 engineers, with plans to create more roles in the coming two years, including positions in R&D, digital twin, and edge engineering, AI and computer vision science, cybersecurity, and site reliability engineering. With the new centre in Bengaluru, one of India’s major IT and engineering hubs, Johnson Controls aims to transform India into a strategic hub for its smart building innovation.
The OpenBlue Innovation Centre, the 10th in the global network of Johnson Control’s OpenBlue Innovation Centres, is located in Brookfield Properties/RMZ Centennial – Campus C in Mahadevapura, Bengaluru.
Vijay Sankaran — Johnson Controls chief technology officer said: “The answer to one of the most urgent challenges of our time, climate change, lies in systemic digitalization in buildings, using cloud, edge, and AI to unite, automate and optimize systems.
“OpenBlue represents a new frontier of digitalization that is helping buildings reach net zero emissions, and even become net energy positive. India is at the heart of technological innovations, and we are excited to expand our OpenBlue network here. Together with the thriving tech ecosystem here, we look forward to uncovering new possibilities in advancing net zero solutions for the building sector.”