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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, Mumbai – February, 15th, 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.

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

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.

Nikhil Malhotra, Head of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, "Through this collaboration with academia, industry and business we hope to create a talent pool in tune with practical insights around disruptive technologies to benefit Australian market and enable Tech Mahindra to spot young talent."

About Tech Mahindra

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 118,390+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 930 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).

We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

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Tuhina Pandey, Global Corporate Communications
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