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Western Sydney Partners to Build a Tech Hub

Image Credits: Western Sydney University, Press Release

Western Sydney University and an IT service management company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a collaborative agreement aimed at generating innovative and purpose-driven outcomes to foster growth, development, and opportunities in the Western Sydney region.

The partnership is founded on a common vision to leverage expertise, resources, and networks in order to position one of Australia’s rapidly expanding regions as a leader in research, technology, and sustainability.

Collaboratively, the two parties will prioritise various projects and initiatives encompassing joint research, piloting cutting-edge technologies, engaging with the community, and advocating for shared goals. This partnership will specifically explore opportunities within five primary areas of focus:

  • Urban Transformation and Smart City Development
  • Net Zero Cities and Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Agri-Tech
  • The University’s Factory of the Future.

The CEO of the IT service management company stated that the MoU signifies the strong dedication of both organisations to actively contribute to the shaping of Western Sydney’s future, with a particular emphasis on fostering connectivity and sustainability. By leveraging their existing relationship, the two parties are poised to explore new avenues of collaboration, drawing upon their combined resources, expertise, and networks.

This collaborative effort aims to propel the development of Western Sydney by incorporating innovative technologies and conducting ground-breaking research. The region’s immense potential to lead in smart city design within Australia is recognized, and the MoU serves as a testament to the shared vision of creating a smarter, more sustainable, and well-connected Western Sydney.

Meanwhile, according to the Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, the collaboration was established as a Shared Vision Partnership. As an institution dedicated to serving the Western Sydney community, the University is pleased to join forces with NEC Australia to explore a range of opportunities in research, development, and learning. This collaboration aims to drive innovation and provide support for significant infrastructure projects in the region.

Under this partnership, valuable opportunities will be created for staff, researchers, students, and the wider community. The focus will be on shared advocacy, integrated learning, and the integration of new technologies. Leveraging the University’s expertise in areas such as smart city development, cybersecurity, sustainability, and agri-tech, this collaboration will bring forth innovative solutions and advancements in these domains.

The Chancellor of Western Sydney University stated that expressed enthusiasm for the university-industry partnerships, emphasising the vast potential that can be unlocked through such collaborations. The collaborative venture with NEC Australia is poised to extend beyond the boundaries of innovation and technological advancement.

The MoU will serve as a foundation to enhance and reinforce interconnected and collaborative opportunities. It encompasses a commitment to working within Western Parkland City, the new Bradfield City Centre, and Western Sydney International Airport, thereby fostering regional development and growth.

The collaborative partnership between Western Sydney University and the IT service management company signifies a significant leap forward in harnessing the power of technology to shape the future of Western Sydney. Through joint research, innovative projects, and a shared vision for smart city development, cybersecurity, sustainability, agri-tech, and the Factory of the Future, this collaboration aims to position Western Sydney as a technological leader.

By leveraging their combined expertise and resources, both parties are poised to drive innovation, foster growth, and create a connected, sustainable, and technologically advanced region that sets new standards for research, technology, and development. This partnership holds the promise of unlocking the vast potential of technology for the benefit of Western Sydney’s communities, economy, and environment, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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