HCL Technologies and University of California create healthcare innovation lab


Multinational firm HCL Technologies is partnering with the University of California (UCLA) in Berkeley to create a lab dedicated to health technology innovations that will meet future healthcare challenges.

The Health Technology Collaborative Laboratory (CoLab), will be housed on the university’s campus in Berkeley. CoLab’s multidisciplinary teams will work on rapid problem-solving, prototyping and testing of breakthrough healthcare technologies. The lab aims to ring together stakeholders in healthcare (patients, clinicians, regulators and insurers), the business community and investors to create and commercialise solutions, from their initial concept through to prototyping, systems architecture and distribution.

As a founding member of the CoLab, HCL is contributing $750,000 over the course of three years.

HCL Technologies provides services and products to organisations around the world through its three business units: IT and Business Services, Engineering and R&D Services, and Products & Platforms. A subsidiary of HCL Enterprise, a company founded in 1976 in India, HCL Technologies operates in 50 countries.

The company has recently provided significant contributions in the US to the CDC Foundation, United Way, Gates Foundation and Feeding America.

“As a responsible global technology leader, we are proud to contribute and support the creation of macro-scale solutions to healthcare issues for a better future for all” said GH Rao, President, Engineering and R&D Services at HCL Technologies.

“We’re honored to support UC Berkeley in this initiative, especially as the healthcare industry is undergoing tremendous transformation. As a founding member, HCL will have the opportunity to contribute to promising solutions and projects underway and looks forward to engaging the CoLab Ecosystem to develop new and unique health technology solutions for the future.”