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.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UTRC named partner in new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - United Technologies Research Center has been selected as part of a national consortium created by the U.S. Department of Defense to use perception-enabled collaborative robotics to improve the efficiency and speed of production lines in manufacturing plants nationwide.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Director of NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress talks with UTRC researchers about the future of urban informatics

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - UTRC hosted Dr. Steven Koonin and members of his staff for a daylong informational exchange, Jan. 16, designed to examine the technologies needed to support urban data collection and analysis.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Annapragada named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division recently presented UTRC's Ravi Annapragada with its coveted Young Engineer of the Year award.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cousins and Fritz join UTRC's growing community of AIAA Associate Fellows

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Two United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) engineers, Dr. William Cousins and James Fritz, were inducted last night as associate fellows into the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Monday, November 28, 2016

United Technologies Research Center provides $25K in scholarship/fellowship funds to RWTH Aachen University students

AACHEN, Germany – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently announced its continuing support of RWTH Aachen University undergraduate and master's degree engineering students with $25,000 in scholarship funds for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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.