Five of the World’s Most Innovative Corporate Labs

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Google[x] Lab

Not to be outdone, Google also runs a secretive skunkworks lab known as Google[x]. The engineers and scientists who work there are in charge of “moonshot” efforts, creative and experimental projects that may not necessarily lead to commercial products but that will undoubtedly move the company forward through innovation. The Google[x] facility is located about a half mile from the famed Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. Work there is overseen by one of Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin. Among the projects that have come out of the labs are the company’s infamous self-driving car and Google Glass.

Businesses have been building incubators and innovation-focused research labs for a long time, but tech companies have taken it to a whole new level in the last few years. Some of them are “skunkworks” labs, operating in secret and attempting wild ideas that may or may not work. (Think Amazon’s delivery drones.) Others are less secretive, but still designed to move quickly and seek creative solutions for problems that impact companies and consumers in big ways. This slideshow features five examples of corporate labs doing interesting work today, as identified by Acronis.


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