Samsung, India’s most trusted smartphones and consumer electronics brand, has announced that Samsung R&D Institute, Noida (SRI-N) has moved to a new state-of-the-art office in the city that is housed in an IGBC LEED Platinum rated campus. The new office campus is spread over 377,118 sq ft of space across 10 floors in the Candor TechSpace building on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
The design of the building is inspired by the India Gate and the SRI-N office is built to deliver breakthrough innovations and new-age solutions that make people’s lives better.
The latest workspace reinforces Samsung’s commitment to its vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia by empowering the next generation of young India with its impactful innovations.
SRI-N’s new office is built on the egalitarian linear workstations concept and every floor has a social hub at the entrance to enhance interaction, communication and open collaboration among employees.
Workstations have been designed in a way that a majority of them have access to natural sun light and amenities such as a social hub, recreation and meeting rooms. The space also includes height adjustable workstations for better ergonomics, which can also be used as standing desks. The workspace follows the hot desking concept, allowing people to choose where they want to sit. Employees at SRI-N choose their seats for a week through an in-house app. Through the app, members of different teams working on a project can choose to sit together and collaborate better.
Infused with biophilic design principles, the interior of the office built around a human-centred approach that ensures improved air quality and well-being through natural elements. As part of this principle, biophilia or indoor plants in planters are spread across the office. The work floors are also equipped with Indoor Air Quality sensors.
The lush green campus has an IGBC LEED Platinum rating and has been awarded 5 stars by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The new office uses technology like occupancy sensors and maximizes the use of natural light for energy savings.
“We are thrilled to announce the new location for Samsung R&D Institute, Noida. The new office space is an effort to create a safe and inclusive workplace that empowers every individual to innovate and create. Keeping in line with our core values of people, excellence and co-prosperity, the new office will offer the right environment and opportunities to deliver new-age products and solutions,” said Mr. KY Roo, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute, Noida.
“With this new space, we look forward to providing opportunities to young engineers to learn, grow and contribute to Samsung’s innovative global products,” he added.
SRI-N’s new office houses a number of labs with state-of-the-art equipment that work on testing smartphone device performance, stability and IoT capabilities.
To ensure the maximum comfort and convenience for employees, the campus is also equipped with a multi-format experiential cafeteria, training hub, crèche, gymnasium, wellness centre, daycare, banks/ATMs, cafes, restaurants, various recreational amenities as well as EV charging stations.
Taking a step ahead towards creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, the campus has been carefully designed keeping in mind the needs of the specially-abled. Every campus area including pathways, parking, lobbies, lifts, staircases and toilets uses braille and tactile indicators to create a more accessible and inclusive workplace for all.
SRI-Noida was established in 2007 with the primary focus of mobile software development and testing. It is actively involved in developing localized and advanced solutions to suit market needs for South West Asia and also develop models for Middle East Asia, North America (USA and Canada), Europe & CIS regions. The centre possesses extensive and in-depth experience in major domains of R&D like Framework, Multimedia Applications, Knox Security and Health-based Wearable development.
The R&D centre has developed global solutions that are focused on GenZ to enrich customer experience. These include features such as AltZ Life, Chat Over Video and Auto Data Switching solution.
R&D teams are also actively involved in enhancing health-oriented wearable experience of users by implementing features like auto cycling, workout detection, among others.