BYJU’S Announces The Launch Of Innovation Hub, ‘BYJU’S Lab’
- The hub will redefine the role of tech in learning and transform powerful ideas into solutions
- Will hire AI and ML specialists in the United Kingdom, the US and India
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BYJU’S, the world’s leading edtech company, today announced the launch of BYJU’S Lab – an innovation hub based out of the United Kingdom, US and India. With a vision to propel and shape the future of education, the new venture will incubate new ideas, provide cutting-edge technologies and deliver breakthrough solutions across BYJU’S ecosystem of learning products.
At BYJU’S, technology in education is not just about automation, but also about harnessing it in the best way possible to empower students into becoming lifelong learners. We believe that by innovating for the future we will sustain the present, and BYJU’S Lab stems out of this philosophy to aid in redefining the role of technology in learning and transforming powerful ideas into solutions.
With steady growth and expansion, BYJU’S has been at the center of innovation since its inception a decade ago. BYJU’S Lab is yet another step in the company’s efforts to continue innovating with the aim to transform learning experiences for children around the world. It is doing so by leveraging cutting edge technologies such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision capabilities, gamification and more.
The company is now looking to harness the global talent pool by actively hiring a diverse set of candidates in the UK, US and India. By assembling a powerful team of high-caliber individuals, BYJU’S Lab aims to make technology transparent for the user and harness it in a way that tech-enabled education can reach the largest number of people. By unlocking various new jobs, BYJU’S Lab will create an exciting and fulfilling environment for Machine Learning and AI professionals, who are both experienced and new to the industry. BYJU’S Lab is not just about creating a faster or better system, but also creating genuine intellectual property and cutting-edge research that can disrupt and keep us ahead of the curve.
Dev Roy, Chief Innovation and Learning Officer, BYJU’S said, “The role of online learning is not just to replicate offline classes in digital space but to make it more interactive, engaging, and personalized. By combining the ability of computing, technology, and data, we at BYJU’S Lab want to explore the power of information and technology to create a more personalized, enhanced, and democratized learning. As a global company, we are looking to harness a global talent pool to build innovative tools and leverage new technologies to positively impact the learning experiences of children across the world. As we continue to grow and experiment, we will operate at the intersection of business and technology to make innovation real and relevant for our end customers. We are looking at strengthening our team and look forward to working with bright and curious minds to transform the way children learn,” he added.
Innovation has an integral place in education, and BYJU’S Lab, with a highly-talented workforce, will focus on projects with longer gestation cycles that involve deep analysis to gain valuable insights into the learning habits of children.
With an aim to make children fall in love with learning, BYJU’S has been a pioneer in delivering world-class programs that are contextual and visual. The company is paving the way for geography agnostic learning tools that sit at the intersection of mobile, interactive content, and personalised learning methodology.
BYJU’S is the world’s leading edtech company and the creator of India’s most loved school learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in LKG, UKG, classes 1 -12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET and IAS.
BYJU’S launched its flagship product, BYJU’S – The Learning App, for classes 4-12 in 2015. Today, the app has over 100 million registered students and 6.5 million annual paid subscriptions. With an average time of 71 minutes being spent by a student on the app every day from 1700+ cities, the app is creating a whole new way of learning through visual lessons. The Disney BYJU’S Early Learn App was launched in June 2019, a special offering from BYJU’S for students in classes 1-3 featuring Disney’s timeliness characters. In early 2019, BYJU’S acquired Osmo, a Palo Alto based maker of educational games to transform the whole offline to online learning experience. BYJU’S also acquired WhiteHat Jr in 2020, a Mumbai-based programming start-up focused on empowering children with coding skills.
In 2021, BYJU’S acquired the market leader and one of the most trusted test-prep service providers in India – Aakash Educational Services Limited (ASEL), Epic and Great Learning. Taking the vision of creating active learners around the world and expanding globally, BYJU’S also launched BYJU’S Future School recently. Powered by 11,000 qualified women teachers, this is available in the USA, UK, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico and will progressively expand to more geographies in the near future. Furthermore, BYJU’S Learning App featuring Disney was launched in the USA in July 2021, to help children ages 4–8 explore, practice, and understand math, language and reading concepts through interactive learning journeys combined with Disney’s world-class storytelling.
BYJU’S has been backed by strong and prominent investors like Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Naspers, CPPIB, General Atlantic, Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Verlinvest, IFC, Aarin Capital, TimesInternet, Lightspeed ventures, Tiger Global, Owl Ventures & Qatar Investment Authority.
Delivering a world-class learning experience, programs from BYJU’S are making learning contextual and visual. The apps have been designed to adapt to the unique learning style of every student, as per the pace, size and style of learning. BYJU’S is paving the way for new-age, geography-agnostic learning tools that sit at the cross section of mobile, interactive content and personalised learning methodologies. BYJU’S is also the official sponsor of the Indian Cricket Team.
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