The studio will include a wellness zone, a usability lab and creative spaces. It will also enable local start-ups to showcase their products to clients (Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images).


INDIA’S second largest IT services firm, Infosys, said on Monday (10) it has set up an “experience design and innovation studio” in Shoreditch, London.

The facility will provide space for Infosys and its clients to collaborate and combines design with the latest technology offerings, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality/ virtual reality, the Internet of Things and 5G, Infosys said.

“The studio will hire and scale talent with capabilities in experience design, innovation strategy and customer-centric technologies. It will focus on the development of emerging technologies for use in a wide range of UK businesses”, it said.

The studio will include a wellness zone, a usability lab and creative spaces. It will also enable local start-ups to showcase their products to clients.

In addition, Infosys announced a new academic and research partnership with King’s College London. The institute is already a partner with the Indian IT major’s InStep global internship programme.

“…with the new studio, the initiative broadens the engagement into academic training and research areas such as artificial intelligence, innovation and digital humanities,” the Infosys statement said.

“Our global network of connected studios brings together the best of design and technology, knowledge, innovation and experience from across the world to drive the digital agenda for clients locally”, Infosys president Ravi Kumar S said.

Infosys has invested in the Silicon Roundabout in London because of the larger presence of entrepreneurs, innovative start-up ecosystem, proximity to some of the world’s largest and most successful brands and the access to diverse talent, he added.