HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, has opened its Innovation Center focused on Engineering and R&D services in Edmonton, Alberta. Bringing together an ecosystem of partners from academia, government institutions, startups and technology providers, HCL’s Innovation Center will serve as a hub for HCL Engineering teams to co-innovate with customers and solve complex business problems for clients globally.
“HCL’s expansion into Edmonton is another sign of the record growth of Alberta’s technology sector”
The Edmonton Center will house an engineering and co-innovation lab, which will enable high tech and software clients, including Fortune 100 leaders, to not only envision their products, but also to see rapid product prototyping, collaborative research and continuous learning to create faster time to market. Clients can leverage the Center to create new product designs while collaborating on go-to-market solutions. The Edmonton team will be engaged in product engineering, platform engineering, operational technology services and next-generation engineering, research and development.
As part of its expansion, HCL Technologies will hire college graduates from local educational institutions including The University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT, SAIT and others.
“The Edmonton Innovation Center represents a significant expansion of our world-class technology talent and exceptional engineering presence in Canada,” said Joelien Jose, Executive Vice President and Country Head, Canada, HCL Technologies. “Engineering-led digital transformation is set to re-imagine the business landscape, and the excellent facilities at our Edmonton Center provide the right environment for shaping the future of the IT industry.”
“I am pleased to welcome HCL to our community,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton. “This announcement is the beginning of a new partnership between our city and the company, and today’s announcement is proof that Edmonton is a great place to do business.”
“HCL’s expansion into Edmonton is another sign of the record growth of Alberta’s technology sector,” said Doug Schweitzer, Minister for Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta. “It is exciting to see HCL identify Alberta as the place to invest due to the amazing talent we have here and the business environment we’ve created. I look forward to seeing the partnerships and innovations that come from this new Center.”
“The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is a great place for HCL Technologies to continue its expansion into Canada,” said Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global. “Our region’s tech sector continues to attract investors through our high quality of life, world-class talent and affordability. We’re excited to watch HCL expand and grow here.”
In addition to the Edmonton Center, HCL Technologies’ continued success in Canada is driven by the support of Global Delivery Centers in Mississauga, Ontario, and Moncton, New Brunswick.