SECO inaugurates the SECO Excellence Lab in Bangalore (India)

As a concrete and significant demonstration of SECO's commitment to give a further boost to research and dissemination of knowledge regarding new technologies, with the support of its recently opened branch office in Bangalore, SECO started the new educational initiative of the SECO Excellence Lab at the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology.

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\"SECO Excellence Lab\" Ribbon-cutting ceremony

September 29th, at the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, (MSRIT) in Bangalore (India), was the day of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the SECO Excellence Lab, a new and ambitious project of collaboration between SECO and the Indian university, to give a further boost to research and dissemination of knowledge regarding new technologies.

Placing its own experience and professionalism at the service of electronics’ students and enthusiasts of electronics, with the "SECO Lab" project, SECO decided to invest in the future of new generations, envisaging close collaboration with Universities, Research Institutes and High Schools and launching products addressed also to young people and beginners, ranging from educational to do-it-yourself and makers.

Through this philosophy, in 2013 witnessed the birth of the single board computer UDOO: the successful open hardware, low-cost computer equipped with an ARM® i.MX6 Freescale™ processor for Android and Linux, addressed to makers and DIY enthusiasts.

As a concrete and significant demonstration of this commitment, with the support of its recently opened branch office in Bangalore, SECO started the new educational initiative of the SECO Excellence Lab at the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. In order to assist the growth of tomorrow's technicians and engineers, MSRIT’s students have the opportunity to train on some of SECO’s most innovative solutions donated to the institute by SECO itself: UDOO, Qseven modules and Single Board Computer with Tegra T30 Processor and Freescale™ i.MX6 Processor and Qseven Starter kits, together with touch displays, cameras and several accessories.

The Lab will involve research projects related to various application fields, from software development platforms to open source hardware (Mobile, Pervasive computing, Internet of Things Platform Development, Environment and Bio-Medical Device, Computer Vision and Robotics Acceleration Device, Industrial and Automotive product design, Portable and Wearable devices & Systems), enabling students to join on the excellence of the embedded world.

“Opening our SECO Excellence Lab in collaboration with MSRIT gives both our company and MSRIT's students, graduate and post-graduate, great opportunities” stated SECO's APAC Area Manager, Alessandro Santini, who continues: “The students will gain expertise in cutting edge embedded technology that will allow them to dominate the jobs market; SECO will be in contact with the richness of new ideas that will spring from young bright minds. MSRIT's SECO Excellence Lab is the best example on how international collaboration between universities and companies should be done”.

“With a long term plans to have Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing laboratory with Industry-Institute interactions”, remarks Dr. Vijaya Kumar B.P, Professor & Head, Dept. of Information Science and Engineering, MSRIT, "we are happy to collaborate with SECO srl, Italy, that focuses more on innovation, societal impact project based learning platform for students at undergraduate, post graduate and faculty. Hope with continuous effort on hands on training, soft/hardware technical skill development programs and project ideas from Professors from MSRIT and SECO technical team will make this SECO Excellence Lab as one of the top recognized innovation center in the areas of embedded futuristic technologies”.