Rolls-Royce plans to triple its workforce in Bengaluru R&D centre


High-end engine maker Rolls-Royce plans to triple its workforce at its research and development centre in India by the year-end and invest in startups working in areas like artificial intelligence and data analytics.

Rolls-Royce Director Benjamin Robert Story and Rolls-Royce India President Kishore Jayaraman today met Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to express their interest in engaging with the Digital India initiative.

“Rolls-Royce is wanting to triple headcount at its Bengaluru-based research and development centre by end of this year. They are impressed with Indian skilled talent and innovation of startups,” an authority told to news agency.

The official included the organization expressed interest for Indian startups working on artificial intelligence, machine learning technology and data analytics.

“Rolls Royce is looking to invest in Indian startups. They are bullish on Digital India and want to engage more,” the authority said.

Rolls-Royce is a high-end engineering organization focused on power and propulsion systems for civil and defence aircraft, nuclear submarines and other high-tech vehicles.

The firm entered India more than 80 years back with the driving of the first Tata Aviation aircraft. Its technology is used by 240 Indian Navy and Coast Guard vessels.