The Future C&D Lab is a step into the future. Our lab brings together teams and companies that are working on ideas that fuel next generation innovation, using artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchains, internet of things, robotics and allied technologies. This initiative is being led by Vivek Biyani, along with a team of veterans from the consumer business and technology space.
Housed in a common collaborative space set up in Indiranagar, in the heart of Bangalore, this lab provides groups of people and companies a ready access to test, experiment and prototype their technologies across Future Group’s brand and retail platforms that serve over a million customers every day!
A Whirlpool of Ideas!
Technologists, engineers, data scientists, designers and even consumer specialists, all come together to build a power-packed multidisciplinary team for our lab! Our Future C&D Lab will run hackathons, secondments and open workshops that assure continuous learning, collaboration and exchange of skills. These research and development activities are being supported through a Rs100 crore Accelerator Fund.
As part of Future Group, we have ready access to experiment, prototype and deploy our technologies across store networks, technology and supply chain platforms, supplier networks and digital businesses across Future Group. Future Group acts as the lead client, partner and customer for all projects at Future C&D Lab. The companies and teams however, have the liberty to work with external clients and customers as well.
Future Group attracts over 400 million customer visits annually, and have our presence across 244 cities through 1400 stores. Its core business spans across the food, fashion and home products. It owns and markets multiple product brands across the fashion, home fashion, home appliances, FMCG, personal and home care categories. For over two decades, Future Group has celebrated its credo of ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values’ and mission of bringing back the adage of Sone Ki Chidiya back to India.