Mapping company, TomTom has launched its first global innovation hub, in Pune.
The company currently runs with 800 employees in India and has plans to take it to 1000 in the upcoming months.
"Innovation is or motto and we want our employees to act like entrepreneurs. This centre was set up with the goal to build a culture of innovation." Alain De Taeye, a member of the management board, TomTom.
Barbara Belpaire, General Manager, TomTom said, "The Innovation Hub reiterates TomTom's approach of being an innovative company with a focus on nurturing the talent in India. This will give employees a platform to develop new software, technology, applications, services and futuristic consumer products in the wearables, map-making and data services space. We aim to contribute to the Indian government's 'Make in India' plan where our India team will contribute significantly to innovation globally."
In India, TomTom will also have the option of 'leasing' a device for a week,t and then come up with ideas on how to innovate around it.