UTRC unveils an “innovation hub” at East Hartford

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the global innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has unveiled its new and expanded USD 60 M state-of-the-art “innovation hub” on its East Hartford campus.

The company has also announced two additional major investments planned for its East Hartford campus ‑ a USD 75 M Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and a USD 40 M Engine Compressor Research facility.

The new innovation hub at UTRC’s East Hartford headquarters includes 185,000 sq. ft. of new and renovated office and laboratory space. The USD 60 M build out was enabled through a collaboration with the State of Connecticut through the historic 2014 Connecticut Aerospace Reinvestment Act (CARA). This investment enables UTRC to expand its core capabilities in advanced materials, measurement sciences, sensor technologies, environmental sciences, autonomous systems and human-collaborative robotics.

The new Additive Manufacturing facility will accelerate deployment of a broad range of metal and polymer additive technologies across UTC businesses.