LTTS Formally Launches a Hackathon and an Innovation-On-Wheels Drive in Europe from Manchester to Munich, to Help Local Companies Discover New Possibilities for Creating the “Next Billion” Opportunities
L&T Technology Services Ltd , a leading global pure-play engineering services company, headquartered in India, has launched its flagship‘Engineering the Change’ campaign across UK and Central Europe to ramp-up the Company’s ER&D products and solutions portfolio. Through the campaign, LTTS aims to discover, engage and present ideas and engineering solutions required for full-scale Industry 4.0 adoption and digital transformation across various industries.
Already among the leading ER&D service providers globally for Product Development, Process Engineering, Industrial IoT, Machine-2-Machine (M2M) Connectivity and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), LTTS will be furthering its footprints in German and European markets in the areas of Industry 4.0 & Smart Factories. This will further consolidate LTTS’ presence in the German, British, French and Swiss markets. Last year, LTTS was rated as a Leader in 6 market categories across 3 industries for the German market in the inaugural edition of Provider Lens™ survey by ISG (Information Services Group). The survey recognized LTTS’ strong presence in Germany in Product Engineering, Manufacturing & Plant/Process Engineering and Software Digital & Platform Engineering across Automotive, Chemicals and Oil & Gas, Lifesciences & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sectors.
Under the ‘Engineering the Change’ campaign, LTTS will organize an innovation-on-wheels drive from Manchester to Munich via Paris and Zurich. The campaign will criss-cross 4 countries and 8 cities including Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and the swiss city Zurich from May 31, 2019 to June 15, 2019. This will be followed by a power-packed 24-hour Hackathon event in Munich in which engineering students, professionals and digital enthusiasts will team up to solve 3 industry challenges provided by LTTS customers.
The hackathon challenges have been designed to test the limits of the ideation and execution prowess of the participants. The contestants will be evaluated by a jury comprising of LTTS leaders, Partners, Customers and other stakeholders. The winners will receive a prize money worth EURO 10,000 and a chance to be a part of LTTS’ global fraternity of best-in-breed engineers.
“Europe has always been instrumental in leading the way towards new-age technology adoption. The region’s legacy in key sectors such as automotive, aerospace, wind and energy to name a few have served as inspiration for the ecosystem players. On the backdrop of these, through our campaign ‘Engineering the Change’, we aim to further propagate the business benefits to be derived out from new age concepts such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Collaborative Robots, Smart Factory, and Autonomous Transport. Our tour will underpin our leading role in these future technologies and together with our European customers, we will push forward the adoption of Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation,” said Gaurav Gupta, Chief Business Officer of Europe at L&T Technology Services.
This unique ‘on-the-wheels’ ER&D campaign will also provide momentum to LTTS’ overseas hiring initiative named Beyond. Under this initiative, LTTS is leveraging hotspots across the globe to tap into the engineering talent having experience in Digital Engineering and Design & Application Engineering for improving onshore presence in low cost geographies. The Beyon dprogram is dedicated to scout for and recruit talented engineers from geographies outside of India and the US such as Europe, Singapore and Japan.
L&T Technology Services is a subsidiary of the Larsen & Toubro group which is a global bellwether conglomerate operating in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services. LTTS has been active in Europe since 2014 with a strong focus on Germany and has a development centre in Munich. LTTS facilitates various best-in-class services and drives digital transformation programs for its customers.