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University of Sydney Partners with Tech Mahindra’s Research Arm Makers Lab to Co-create Next Gen Technology Solutions

Solutions to tackle problems and issues set out by industry, community and government organisations

Sydney, New Delhi – 15th Feb, 2019: The University of Sydney, Australia's premier higher education and research university, and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, announced today a partnership to co-create solutions in next gen technologies to tackle issues set out by industry, community and government organizations.

The University of Sydney, along with Tech Mahindra’s Makers Lab - a research & development hub for co-innovation of solutions and services with customers, partners, research institutions, universities, and start-ups – will provide students with real-world experience through the newly developed Industry and Community Projects Units (ICPU).

Introduced as part of a revamp to the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Sydney, ICPUs allow interdisciplinary groups of students work on projects across areas including community development, law, technology, farming, sustainability, banking and health. The four-week long units will see student groups work with an academic supervisor and industry experts, leveraging next gen technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality, and the internet of things in Tech Mahindra’s Makers lab.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney, said, “These projects bring students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds together to research, analyse and present solutions to real-world problems. We are equipping our students with the skills they need for the jobs of the future. We are firmly in the Asian century with Australia’s future closely interlinked with Asia. Partnering with a leading Indian company such as Tech Mahindra, is key to give our students a better understanding of our region and experience working with an international company.”

Tech Mahindra is the first ICPU industry partnership in India. This partnership is a continuation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between University of Sydney and Tech Mahindra in Feb 2018 to collaborate in two key areas - joint research projects in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology, data analytics and security and virtual reality, and partnership for experiential learning.

Nikhil Malhotra, Head of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, “Through this collaboration with academia, industry and business we hope to build a workforce of the future. We envision to create a talent pool that is more in tune with the practical insights around disruptive technologies, can benefit the Australian market, and enable Tech Mahindra to spot young talent.”

As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra’s Makers Lab is focused developing future-ready solution by leveraging next gen technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality, 5G – Network of the future. There is a range of business problems that Makers lab aims to solve in the future to enhance citizen services and customer experiences.

For more information on University of Sydney, please contact
Sally Sitou, the University of Sydney
Phone: +6129351 8647, +61481 012 597
Email: sally.sitou@sydney.edu.au

For more information on Tech Mahindra, please contact
Tuhina Pandey, Global Corporate Communications
Email: media.relations@techmahindra.com; Tuhina.Pandey@TechMahindra.com

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Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 131,500+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 946 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is the highest ranked Non-U.S. company in the Forbes Global Digital 100 list (2018) and in the Forbes Fab 50 companies in Asia (2018).

The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, aerospace, commercial vehicles, components, defense, logistics, real estate, renewable energy, speedboats and steel, amongst other businesses. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2,40,000 people across 100 countries.

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