Tech Mahindra, University of Sydney Tie Up to Co-create Next-gen Technologies

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This partnership is a continuation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between University of Sydney and Tech Mahindra in Feb 2018.

Software major Tech Mahindra has formed a partnership with Australia’s University of Sydney to co-create solutions in next-gen technologies to tackle issues set out by industry, community and government organizations.

By partnering with Tech Mahindra, the University of Sydney also aims to equip its students with skills necessary for jobs of the future.

Under this partnership, students will be provided with real-world experience through the University’s newly developed Industry and Community Projects Unit (ICPU), which allows students to work on projects across areas including community development, law, technology, farming, sustainability, banking and health.

“These projects bring students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds together to research, analyse and present solutions to real-world problems,” said Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney.

Leveraging next gen technologies

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.

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.”

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.