HARTFORD, Kon .- (TELE BUSINESS) -HSB, a special provider and technology service provider, will sponsor an Internet of Things (IoT) lab inside the new advanced engineering and health science building of Hartford University, the company announced today.

The 60,000-square-foot IoT Laboratory, located at the 60,000-square-foot Hursey Center, will open at the end of August, enabling the university to expand and create new IoT programs that provide students with hands-on learning experiences related to sensors, connectivity and data analysis.

“In today’s connected world, technology plays a key role in developing solutions for business, home and community,” said Greg Barats, president and CEO of HSB, part of Munich Re. “We are excited to help Hartford University students explore the IoT technologies that will prepare them for the jobs and challenges of the future.”

The university’s new academic facility will house classrooms and labs to advance its growing programs of engineering and health professions. The IoT laboratory will be equipped with smart technology and capabilities with support from HSB IoT specialists.

The IoT Lab will give HSB an opportunity to help shape the development of Hartford University IoT program and curriculum and encourage students to pursue careers in technology-related industries in the larger Hartford area and Connecticut.

“We are grateful for HSB’s support in preparing our students for jobs in this thriving industry,” said Hartford University President Gregory Woodward. “The IoT Lab is the focal point of the Hursey Center, a learning space that will allow our students to experience and learn the skills needed to be the world’s future health practitioners, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs.”

New technologies for today and tomorrow

HSB Applied Technology Solutions provides IoT sensor services and other innovative technologies to predict and prevent loss and optimize operations for more than twenty different business classes, including higher education.

As part of its research and development efforts, HSB Applied Technology Solutions conducts pilot sensor programs in the Hartford area and throughout the country, including the University of Hartford campus, to test new sensor technologies and improve algorithms. owner of HSB.

The IoT partnership with the University of Hartford is part of HSB’s ongoing commitment to insurtech initiatives, which develop new technologies for the future of security.

Hartford Steam Boilers (HSB)

HSB, part of Munich New, is a multi-line specialty provider and provider of inspection, risk management and IoT technology services. HSB insurance offers include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability and other coverage. HSB combines its engineering expertise, technology and data to create creative security and service solutions to existing and emerging risks posed by technological changes. Throughout its 150-year history, HSB’s mission has been to help customers prevent loss, advance sustainable energy use, and build deeper relationships that benefit business, public institutions, and consumers. HSB holds the highest financial rating of AM Best Company, A ++ (Superior). For more information, visit www.hsb.com and connect to LinkedIn, Tweet and Facebook.

Munich Re

Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance business segments and ERGO, as well as the capital investment company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of insurance business. Since its founding in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unmatched expertise in risk and its sound financial position. It offers clients financial protection when faced with extreme levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and the 2018 California wildfires. Munich Re possesses tremendous innovative strength, which enables it to also provide exceptional coverage of hazards such as rocket launches, renewable energies, cyber attacks or pandemics. The company is playing a key role in fostering the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess the risks and range of services it offers. Its personalized solutions and proximity to its clients make Munich New one of the most sought after risk partners in the world for businesses, institutions and private individuals.