Rakuten opens product and engineering development facility in Bengaluru

Rakuten Group on Thursday announced the opening of its largest product, engineering and advanced research and development facility in Bengaluru, largest outside Japan.
RakutenRakuten said the new center will have a capacity for housing more than 3,000 employees.

Sunil Gopinath, CEO of Rakuten India, said that the facility will enhance the company’s capability for deep-tech innovation and R&D in areas such as e-commerce, fintech, content and entertainment, as well as AI in computer vision, speech, and natural language processing (NLP).

“India is and has been central to our growth strategy. Our new R&D centre will build on the high value-added engagements that Rakuten has been delivering from India on deep tech and product innovation,” said Yasufumi Hirai, Executive Vice President of Rakuten Group.

Rakuten India enables businesses in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, advertising, mobile, content and entertainment with expertise in the areas of data science and engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud, security, distributed systems and more.