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, March 16, 2017

UTRC and NASA successfully test the world's first boundary layer ingesting fan for jet engines

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The first-of-its-kind boundary layer ingesting fan for jet engines, designed by UTRC under funding from NASA-Glenn Research Center, has been successfully tested at NASA-Glenn in Cleveland.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Surana honored with 2017 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amit Surana has been awarded a $10,000 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant for technology he is co-developing under contract with Amin Karbasi, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Yale University.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UTRC's Gotkin and Manikantan Shila named 2017 Women of Innovation finalists

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - It's all about innovation at UTRC, and nobody understands that better than Alison Gotkin and Devu Manikantan Shila, both of whom have been selected by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as finalists for the CTC's 2017 Women of Innovation Awards.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LIFT consortium showcases UTRC's innovative problem-solving capabilities

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Research Center and its advanced lightweighting solutions are the focus of the lead article in the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow's (LIFT) March newsletter.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UTRC awarded $2.7 million from DOE to lead ARPA-E IONICS Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has been awarded a $2.7 million cooperative agreement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to lead ARPA-E's Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS) program. The IONICS program enables a more cost effective and efficient flow battery technology for electrical energy storage. UTRC is the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gurvich named ASME Fellow

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - UTRC Technical Fellow Dr. Mark Gurvich has been recently honored with the distinction of Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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.