HP Labs (or HP Laboratories) is the exploratory and advanced research group for Hewlett-Packard. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The lab has some 600 researchers in seven locations throughout the world.
HP Labs was established in 1966 by HP founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard to create an organization focused on the future and not bound by day-to-day business concerns. In 2006, the lab celebrated its 40th anniversary. 
Director, HP Labs: Prith Banerjee (August 1, 2007 - current)
HP has laboratories around the globe in seven major locations:
In addition to the seven major sites, other HP Labs offices can be found in Princeton, New Jersey, and Barcelona, Spain. Bangalore ( officially Bengaluru ( Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Palo Alto (ˌpæloʊˈæltoʊ from Spanish: palo: "stick" and alto: "high" i California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Haifa (חֵיפָה; حَيْفَا) is the largest City in Northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country with For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. See also Princeton Township New Jersey, Borough of Princeton New Jersey Princeton Borough New Jersey Princeton Township New Jersey this New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
HP Labs has a number of public sector and academic partners, including:
The research group is organized into 23 labs. Research areas include social computing, nanotechnology, nanophotonics, sustainable IT, digital printing and imaging, next-generation multimedia and collaboration, business optimization, cloud computing, exascale computing and information management. Nanotechnology, sometimes shortened to nanotech, refers to a field of Applied science whose theme is the control of matter on an Atomic and Molecular Nanophotonics is the study of the behavior of Light on the Nanometre scale Cloud computing is Internet -based (" cloud " development and use of computer technology (" Computing "
Current and recent projects include: