Three times the space, double the number of students: the i-Jet Innovation Lab of Brunswick Corporation grows to sustain the Company’s ACES.
Brunswick Corporation lately announced a major expansion of its i-Jet Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois to support an acceleration of the Company’s Autonomy, Connectivity and Electrification strategy (ACES) and vision to use technology and design to enhance the recreational boating experience.
The new space will triple the size of the current location, allowing for more than double the number of students currently at the site and providing a home for some of the rapidly expanding team of full-time electrification and autonomy specialists being hired as part of Brunswick’s Enterprise Technology Team.
The i-Jet students engage with Brunswick’s corporate and divisional resources to generate creative solutions for Brunswick’s brands through multi-disciplinary collaboration
Opened in 2018, the i-Jet Innovation lab was created to provide an opportunity for engineering, design and business students at the University of Illinois to work closely with leaders at Brunswick to help leveraging the latest advancements in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced electrical systems and UX/UI, including virtual/augmented reality. The i-Jet students engage with Brunswick’s corporate and divisional resources to generate creative solutions for Brunswick’s brands through multi-disciplinary collaboration and the exploration and implementation of these new and emerging technologies.
Recently, Brunswick announced additional senior technical positions and new leaders to spearhead its autonomy and electrification programs, including John Oenick, Director of Enterprise Electrification and Jason Arbuckle, Autonomy Technical Lead.
The official grand opening of the expanded Innovation Lab is scheduled for July 1, 2021.