Never Stop Asking Questions

What if we only sought to understand the world as it is, rather than explore how it could be? It would mean the difference between our society getting by, and getting better. Since our inception, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has taken curiosity to that other level; not just questioning what’s possible but actually making it happen. You may not realize just how much we’ve helped make modern life possible. But—if you’re curious enough—you’ll discover exactly what we’ve done and uncover how we’ve already changed tomorrow.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

UTRC named partner in new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

HARTFORD, Connecticut - UTRC has been selected as part of a national coalition to spur advancements in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

UTRC's Kim honored in prestigious IAM Strategy 300

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Jin Kim, Ph.D., senior director, Innovation Business Development, at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been named a world-class intellectual property (IP) strategist in the 2016 edition of IAM Strategy 300.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

UTRC conformable fuel tank featured in Hartford Business Journal

HARTFORD, Connecticut – UTRC's groundbreaking work on its conformable natural gas vehicle storage tank is featured as the lead story of the Hartford Business Journal's May 30 edition.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

UTRC scientists elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced the elections of Dr. Isaac Cohen, executive director, Research Operations, and Dr. Michael Francis, chief, Advanced Programs, and senior fellow, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UTRC flow battery technology spotlighted in Hartford Courant

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Research Center's breakthrough flow battery technology -- and the innovative business model used to license it -- are spotlighted in a new article in the Hartford Courant.

Video Spotlight

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Autonomy in Flight

It's not a thing of the future—UTRC's autonomy and intelligent systems are helping make pilotless flight a reality.

Service Technologies

The next step in technology isn't advanced systems that do all the thinking for us; It's developing more intuitive and seamless solutions that will think with us and assist in decision making.

UTRC Flow Battery R&D 100

You don’t have to imagine a world with viable, large-scale renewable energy; a stable, decentralized grid; and a reduction in fossil fuels—we already have.