Blog: May 13, 2016
Topics: Innovation

Celebrating 50 years of innovation


On March 3, 2016 HP Labs celebrated the anniversary of its creation and its rich history of innovation. HP’s founders set out to change the world by developing technology that would improve the lives of people everywhere. Fifty years ago in 1966, they opened HP’s first centralized organization focused on exploring new ideas. HP Labs became respected not only for the work that was being done there, but also for sharing it with the larger scientific community. From the first programmable desktop calculator to office laser printers, digital data storage drives, and most recently the Sprout immersive computing platform and commercial-scale 3D printing, HP Labs has created some of the greatest technological breakthroughs of our time.

To celebrate our 50th year, we are bringing a renewed openness to HP Labs. As part of Keep Reinventing, we are looking at new ways to share the mind-bending technology we are creating in HP Labs that will transform businesses and lives—technologies such as 3D printing, immersive computing, hyper mobility, Internet of Things, smart machines and more. Through lighthouse moments along the way we will bring these technologies to life—disrupting markets and fundamentally changing the way we live and work. The first 50 years of HP Labs were incredible, but we are just getting started.

Keep reinventing!

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