ABB has inaugurated a new and expanded R&D and engineering facility, the ABB Innovation Center (AIC) in Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art facility serves as the backbone for technology developments to accelerate innovation. It houses 2,500 diverse technologists including engineers, principal and data scientists, architects, domain and analytics specialists, programmers and developers. The new AIC facility, spread over 330,000 square ft across eight floors, offers a work environment and ecosystem for open and seamless collaboration. The facility is in line with ABB’s sustainability commitment to enable a low-carbon emission society. More than 25,000 ABB products, including 3,000 IoT-enabled products used in the building management system, offer savings of around 20 per cent in energy bills, with a potential to save around 40 per cent on maintenance costs and up to 30 per cent on operational costs.