Celebrating the Udbhav of People+AI:

Meet SEW’s Global Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub in Bharat

Published: April 2, 2024
8 min read

In the bustling city of the National Capital of Bharat, amidst the relentless pace of technological advancement, a new beacon of innovation has emerged. SEW proudly unveiled its Global Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub.

This AI hub represents more than just a physical space; it symbolizes SEW's unwavering commitment to revolutionizing the global energy and water industry. The space brings together the intricate fusion of Bharat’s culture and the technological prowess running in the veins of the SEW team.

Let’s break down the vision behind this remarkable facility, exploring its significance and the impact it promises to make.


Udbhav of People, AI, and Passion

"More than a decade ago, we set out with a clear vision for SEW – 'Global Sustainability’ by educating, empowering, and engaging billions of people with tech platform. Fast-forward to today, SEW, with its digital platforms, has connected 1.2 Billion+ people to make possible the almost unimaginable 10+ year-old idea of energy and water security." – the words of our CEO & Founder, Deepak Garg.

Upon entering the SEW Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub, one is immediately struck by the vibrant energy and passion that fills the air. This hub isn't just a workspace; it's a sanctuary for collaboration and innovation—a place where ideas come to life. It's a reflection of the people behind SEW, their dedication, and their commitment for driving positive change in the world.

The inauguration of this new innovation hub underlines SEW’s commitment to harnessing the synergy between People and AI, developing digital platforms to solve global challenges around the planet’s most precious resources: energy and water.

This state-of-the-art facility, devoted to fostering creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge technology, seamlessly marries the essence of our Indian roots with technological progress.


Inline with the Growth Story of Bharat

SEW's decision to establish the Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub in Noida is a testament to its visionary approach to growth, aligning seamlessly with Bharat's journey towards leadership in the energy and water sectors. With Bharat on a trajectory towards growth in these crucial domains, SEW reflects these ideals as an organization experiencing hypergrowth.

As a global leader in digital platforms for connected experiences within the utility ecosystem, from customers and workforce to service agents and the grid, SEW strategically positions itself where the talent thrives. This move not only attracts the best minds but also propels SEW towards its goal of global leadership in the utility industry, connecting billions of people and advancing a sustainable future.

“Our primary objective is to explore avenues for investing, expanding our business operations in India, leveraging our expertise in building AI digital platforms for energy, water, and eMobility sectors. The expansion is slated to drive significant growth in Uttar Pradesh to achieve USD 1+ Trillion state economy in the upcoming years by creating thousands of Technologies and related workforce employment with more then 10,000+ Thousand Core investment in coming years in UP. SEW AI hub will be a great catalyst to make UP state as #1 Energy Tech AI Center of Excellence with millions of tech jobs driving state GDP to the top," said Deepak Garg, CEO and Founder of SEW.

SEW is expanding its footprint in India and APAC, focusing on energy, water, and eMobility sectors. The new Innovation Hub in Noida is focused on driving innovation in energy efficiency, grid management and water conservation. SEW plans to establish manufacturing facilities for global chargers and batteries, in alignment with India’s push towards eMobility. SEW seeks to attract global investment into Uttar Pradesh and India by showcasing the region's potential and SEW's track record of success in the energy and utilities sector.

SEW aims to benefit from the progressing ecosystem surrounding hospitals, schools, and township development in the Noida region. By actively contributing to this ecosystem, SEW looks to enhance the overall quality of life and fosters an environment dedicated toward sustainable growth and societal advancement.


Graced by the Industry’s Best

The occasion was graced by the industry’s best and led by our CEO & Founder, Deepak Garg. He was joined by Manoj Kohli, Chairman, SmarteMobility, and Ex-Country Head Softbank India, Ravi Sajwan, CEO, Renew Group, Satpal Khattar, Advisor, Chong Seng Kwa, Board of Director. A prominent guest of honour was none other than the legendary Indian Cricketer, Kapil Dev.

"Passion is what drives us forward, fuelling our relentless pursuit of innovation. Only with clarity can we cut through the clutter, focusing on what truly matters,” expressed Kapil Dev, the Legendary Indian Cricketer, during the inauguration.

"At SEW Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub in Noida, SEW is not just innovating, enhancing and developing AI products; SEW is shaping the future of sustainable , clean and affordable energy and water management. Through the deep vertical integration of AI and digital platforms, SEW is pioneering AI platforms that will drive positive environmental impact and empower communities worldwide. This hub exemplifies SEW's commitment to AI innovation and collaboration, marking an important milestone in SEW's journey towards a brighter future. With great growth potential and a steadfast dedication to creating innovative AI platforms, I am confident that the groundbreaking work undertaken here will inspire transformative change in the industry, propelling us towards a world of limitless possibilities," said Manoj Kohli, ex-Country Head Softbank India.


Culture Meets Technology

The SEW Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub stands out for its seamless blend of Indian culture and state-of-the-art technology. Its design exudes timeless elegance, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Bharat. Every aspect of the hub pays homage to Bharat's vibrant traditions while embracing modernity.

The SEW hub embodies the ethos of the company - transparency and collaboration. Unlike traditional corporate workspaces, SEW fosters an environment where employees feel valued and empowered. With open communication channels and a shared sense of purpose, teams work together seamlessly to drive innovation and achieve common goals.

Take for instance the hub’s creatively named meeting rooms, each paying tribute to Bharat's illustrious past and promising future. Meeting spaces like Aryabhata, named after the renowned mathematician who introduced the world to the concept of Zero, Brahmastra, inspired by the legendary weapon of Hindu gods, and Himalaya, symbolizing the country's highest mountain peak, serve as reminders of Bharat's rich cultural heritage and its potential for groundbreaking innovation. These spaces not only facilitate productive discussions but also inspire creativity and collaboration among team members.

The design of the SEW Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub is a celebration of Bharat's rich cultural heritage and SEW's commitment to excellence. Every aspect of the hub, from its sleek meeting rooms to its vibrant recreational areas, exudes elegance and sophistication. The spacious layout promotes collaboration and creativity, fostering an environment where ideas can flourish.” Mashal Dhawan, President, SEW, articulates passionately about the company's dedication to creating a workspace where employees feel proud to work—a mission that is evident in every corner of the hub.


The North Star

The heartbeat of the AI and Innovation Hub is the North Star. A room rightly named for the driving force behind SEW's path to a brighter future- Deepak Garg, CEO and Founder, SEW. His vision and leadership inspire employees to innovate and create, guiding SEW toward its goals.

"At SEW, our mission is to revolutionize Customer Experience (CX) and Workforce Experience (WX) in the energy and utilities sector. Our innovative cloud platforms, powered by AI, ML, and IoT Analytics, empower energy and water providers worldwide. The new SEW Tech AI and Innovation Hub is poised to become a center for research, product development, engineering, and collaboration, propelling the next wave of technological advancements in energy management, water conservation, and eMobility." - Deepak Garg, CEO and Founder, SEW

Fostering Creativity

The Energy Tech AI and Innovation Hub is designed and architected to reflect on the company values and culture. The spacious layout of the hub, characterized by open areas and uncluttered pathways, is strategically planned to promote interaction and teamwork among employees. These expansive spaces not only facilitate communication but also encourage spontaneous discussions and idea-sharing sessions, which are vital for driving innovation forward.

"The key to driving innovation lies in fostering a culture of creativity. At SEW, we believe that encouraging imagination and outside-the-box thinking is essential for driving meaningful change and staying ahead in the industry. It’s through this creativity that we pave the path to a sustainable future – one bold idea at a time." - Paridhi Gupta, VP - Marketing, SEW

One of the most striking features of the AI Innovation Hub is the Idea Room—a creative space where employees are encouraged to think outside the norm and explore new ideas. It's a place where innovation thrives, fuelled by collaboration and imagination. In the Idea Room, anything is possible, and every idea is valued.

In addition to its focus on innovation, the SEW Hub also prioritizes employee well-being. The Recreation Room provides a space for employees to unwind and recharge, fostering a healthy work-life balance. Whether it's a game of foosball or a gaming session on PlayStation, the Recreation Room offers something for everyone, promoting camaraderie and relaxation.

In light of the recent pandemic, SEW has implemented measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees. From automated doorways to distanced seating, every precaution has been taken to create a healthy and conducive work environment. It underscores SEW's commitment to its employees' health and safety, ensuring that they can continue to innovate and thrive.


One Team One Dream

SEW is more than just a company—it's a family. Every employee shares a common vision and a collective dream of shaping a better future through innovation. It's this sense of unity and purpose that sets SEW apart and drives its continued success. Together, as one team with one dream, SEW is poised to redefine the global energy and water industry and Engage, Empower, Educate billions of People and build a sustainable world for generations to come.

As SEW looks to the future, the company remains committed to extending its reach and impact, with a vision to connect 4+ Billions of people by 2027. Now employing more than 1500+ people, the company eyes at expanding the team across functions and hiring talented individuals who share the passion to shape the future of energy and water with digital AI platforms.

SEW is also expanding its presence in southern India with new offices in Bangalore and Mysore. These new locations and state-of-the art offices will give talent access and compliment the company’s growth and ambitions.

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