Samsung opens European Innovation Centre in London


Manufacturer says centre will bring together product innovation, product planning, software and design to influence its growing portfolio of products and services 

Samsung has opened its European Innovation Centre at Fleet Place in London’s financial and business district.

The opening was attended by Samsung Electronics Europe president and CEO SP Kim (pictured front right) and the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture (pictured centre).

Samsung said the centre brings together a team incorporating product innovation, product planning, software and design which will influence the company’s range of products and services for consumers and businesses across Europe.

The centre will identify innovation projects to match the needs of consumers. The manufacturer said the increasing investment in research and development is part of its global strategy, with around $10.8 billion invested in this area last year.

SP Kim said: “We recognise future trends demand ever-increasing integration of hardware and software and opening our European Innovation Centre in London is a strategic milestone in realising our ambitions to deliver rapid innovations that make technology available to everyone.”

Miller added: “Samsung Electronics choosing London for their European Innovation Centre highlights our global reputation as a hub for the world’s creative economy. This is great news for our economy and will help drive growth and jobs as well as strengthening the relationship between the UK and Korea.”