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, February 4, 2016

United Technologies Research Center provides exclusive license to Adsorbed Natural Gas Products to develop world's first conformable natural gas vehicle storage tank

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) today announced an exclusive licensing agreement allowing ANGP to use UTRC's patent-pending technology to develop and produce the world's first commercially viable conformable adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gonzalez-Espin addresses innovative building technologies in guest editorial

CORK, Ireland – UTRC Ireland's Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Espin was recently asked to author a guest editorial in Bodo's Power Systems magazine.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Gonzalez-Espin elevated to IEEE senior member

CORK, Ireland – Francisco Gonzalez-Espin, Discipline Leader, Power Electronics, UTRC Ireland, was recently elevated to the grade of senior member within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Thursday, December 17, 2015

UTRC teams with Pacific Northwest National Lab on new ARPA-E project

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – UTRC has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to partner on one of 12 projects announced Friday, Dec. 11, as part of the DOE's new Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES) Program.

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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.