Infosys’ Design and Innovation Studio will provide opportunities to students and academics at King’s College London
Infosys, a leading global organisation delivering next-generation digital services and consulting, has entered into a new academic and research partnership with King’s College London. The announcement was made at the launch of the company’s Experience Design and Innovation Studio in Shoreditch, London.
Infosys already partners with King’s College for its InStep global internship program. With the new studio, the initiative broadens the engagement into academic training and research areas such as innovation, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital humanities.
The studio will offer a state-of-the-art space to ideate, innovate and collaborate by combining design and latest technology offerings, including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 5G.
The aim of studio to bring a design-led mindset and customer-centric focus to clients’ digital transformation agendas. It will also recruit and scale talent with capabilities in experience design, customer-centric technologies and innovation strategy, as well as focus on the creation of emerging technologies for use in a broad range of businesses, including those in financial services, telecom, manufacturing and retail.
Opportunities for students and academics
Speaking on the development, Professor Ed Byrne, President and Principle, King’s College London, said, “We at King’s are excited to partner with Infosys – a global leader in next-generation digital services and technology. Our engagement with the Design and Innovation Studio offers opportunities to our students and also to our academics.”
“I look forward to the development of a strong collaborative research portfolio in multidisciplinary areas and to our students being exposed to innovation and entrepreneurship, with emphasis on closing the gender gap in STEM. The agreement signed today formalises this unique industry-academia partnership,” Byrne said.
Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys, said, “Our global network of connected studios brings together the best of design and technology, knowledge, innovation and experience from across the world to drive the digital agenda for clients locally. We have invested in the heart of Silicon Roundabout in London because of the larger presence of entrepreneurs, innovative start-up ecosystem, proximity to some of the world’s largest and most successful brands and the access to diverse talent.”
“In addition, to enhance the availability of relevant talent, we are partnering with universities across the UK, through academic partnerships, to develop digital talent,” he added.