Under a newly inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), TCS and UNSW will work together in areas of common interest including machine learning, virtual reality, robotics, data analytics and cloud computing.
The agreement was signed by TCS’ chief technology officer, Ananth Krishnan, and UNSW’s deputy vice-chancellor Enterprise, Professor Brian Boyle, at the recent TCS Asia-Pacific Summit in Sydney.
Tata and UNSW say the MOU also opens the prospect of exchanges of scholars and internships for UNSW students at TCS’s global research facilities.
“UNSW excels in taking our research breakthroughs and partnering with industry to make a significant global impact. Working with TCS will build on UNSW’s strong international links and help accelerate innovation by opening up new opportunities around the world.”
TCS has formed alliances with major academic institutions worldwide to encourage new developments in the area of research.
The company’s academic alliance programme is part of Tata’s Co-Innovation Network, which provides an environment for co-operative IT research in leading-edge technologies across multiple sectors.
Krishnan said, “TCS is delighted to form an alliance with UNSW and further deepen its ties with the Australian academic research community”.
“Forming academic alliances is all about bringing technology breakthroughs to life. Working together we can help take promising ideas which stem from pure technology research and give them real-world applications.”