Infosys and Deakin join Forces for Strategic Engagement in Research, Innovation and Digital Skills
Infosys and Deakin collaborate to develop a strategic action plan for research, innovation, and the development of digital skills. The organisations will work together, combining their strengths in emerging technologies and design to advance digital innovation in Australia.
The collaboration was formalised by Professor Iain Martin, President and Vice Chancellor, Deakin University and Ashok Mysore, Vice President and Regional Head – Delivery and Operations, Infosys, who signed an agreement at the University’s Burwood campus in Melbourne.
The strategic collaboration includes:
- Establishment of the Infosys ‘Living Lab’ concept at Deakin’s regional campus in Geelong: The Living Lab will offer innovation as a service to clients and partners, by bringing together expertise in business, technology and design. The partners will soon be submitting a proposal to the Victorian Government for co-investing in this venture.
- Accelerating research in Smart Manufacturing, ICT, Energy and Utilities: Infosys to contribute to Deakin’s Geelong-based innovation ecosystem in Smart Manufacturing, ICT, Energy and Utilities. Infosys will leverage the University’s existing infrastructure at its Waurn Ponds campus to collaborate with incubators and on research projects. As a key component of the partnership, Deakin will allocate PhD scholarships in collaboration with Infosys in specific areas of mutual interest.
- Building digital skills: The partners will explore the creation of new products and solutions through DeakinCo., the commercial arm of Deakin University, to develop a talent pool for the ICT / Digital and consulting sector in consultation with Infosys and the Victorian Government. Infosys will also offer opportunities for internships and employment for Deakin graduates and students.