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.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UTRC scientists elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Three UTRC scientists were inducted last evening into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE): Robert Darling, fellow, electrochemcial engineering; Alan Finn, fellow, systems; and Mark Jaworowski, fellow, corrosion science.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wake sets precedent as UTRC's first American Helicopter Society Technical Fellow

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Brian Wake recently made Research Center history as the first UTRC employee to be elevated to the position of Technical Fellow by AHS International.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UTRC gift establishes power electronics fellowship at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Virginia - United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced a $250,000 gift to Virginia Tech to establish a five-year fellowship in power electronics within the College of Engineering.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sarkar invited talk positions UTRC as global leader in machine intelligence and deep learning

SAN JOSE, California - UTRC's Soumalya Sarkar was one of three invited speakers who shared insights regarding intelligent machines, artificial intelligence and deep learning as part of the Industrial Internet of Things session at the GPU Technology Conference held earlier this week in Silicon Valley.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Arnedo, Reeve guide future engineers in career choices

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Two East Hartford-based Research Center engineers, Luis Arnedo and Hayden Reeve, recently participated in East Hartford Middle School's annual Career Day, sharing their respective professional experiences with more than 75 8th-graders to encourage student interest in engineering careers.

Monday, May 8, 2017

McQuade receives honorary degree from University of Connecticut

STORRS, Connecticut - Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Connecticut at the school's 2017 School of Engineering commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6.

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.