Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has broken ground on its first Innovation Studio in Pleasanton, California, the first of five planned locations worldwide.

Located close to Silicon Valley, the new Innovation Studio in Pleasanton will serve as a hub for innovation, ideation, and solution-building. It is designed as a space where airlines and partners will gather and co-create the future of travel experience.

David Bartlett, chief technology officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says: “Innovation is at the center of everything Panasonic Avionics does. Our new facility in Pleasanton will play a major role in fostering our collaboration ethos, and is the first of five such hubs that will enhance and enrich the future in-flight travel experience for passengers around the globe, helping travel to become the fourth place.”

Panasonic’s Innovation Studios across the globe will all be located in close proximity to major destinations, leading universities and centres with an established innovation and start-up culture. Each studio will be a place for companies to leverage Panasonic’s skilled workforce to prototype, showcase and evaluate product concepts, digital solutions, and user experience paradigms.

Photo caption: From Left to Right: Al McGowan, Sr director Innovation; David Bartlett, chief technology officer; Andrew Mohr, head of Innovation; Gaston Sandoval, VP of Product Line Management, global head of Marketing; Sebastian Petry, director, Innovation, and Design.

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