Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the disruptive technology hub for Lowe's Companies, Inc., a U.S.-based FORTUNE 50 home improvement company, expanded its presence to Bangalore, India in 2015.
Bangalore is globally recognized for its vibrant technology and startup ecosystem. As an emerging international center for innovation, the city is a natural launching point for Lowe’s Innovation Labs (LIL) as we further develop our network of uncommon partnerships.
From our facility in the heart of downtown Bangalore, LIL is connecting with India's tech leaders and innovators to collaborate and develop new capabilities and develop proofs of concept that are ultimately designed to be introduced in the U.S. market.
Our vision is to discover new frontiers and seed new platforms, while fostering an environment of innovation and furthering our commitment to help people love where they live.
Learn more about LIL’s plans in Bangalore in Your Story: “The Future is here at Lowe’s: The global retailer could take Indian startups to space.”
Lowe's Innovation Labs Collider
When LIL came to Bangalore, our first goal was to engage India’s start-up ecosystem to rapidly identify opportunities, develop proofs of concept and deploy new technologies in the U.S. market.
After studying the approach – and limitations – of typical startup accelerator programs, we developed our Collider program. This initiative works as a mechanism that enables LIL to rapidly interact with Bangalore's start-up ecosystem through an ongoing collision of narrative-infused concepts and projects.
The first startups engaged through our Collider Program began working with LIL in September 2016. The LIL team identified and worked with four exceptional startups, each pushing the limits of technology in their own domains, with the end goal of developing truly uncommon partnerships.
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