Tech Mahindra signs MOU with University of Sydney


The institutions sign an MOU to create a technology research platform that allows University of Sidney’s young talent pool to build real-world applications and digital solutions

Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney to create a technology research platform, with an aim to provide experiential learning and collaborative research programs for the young talent pool.

The MoU shall open avenues for the University of Sydney and Tech Mahindra to collaborate and exchange expertise in common areas of interest, apart from exchange of scholars and internships for the students at Tech Mahindra’s research facilities.

“The University of Sydney is pleased to partner with Tech Mahindra, to explore ways we might work together on research and innovation projects across a range of disciplines and shared challenges. Importantly, the MOU also provides an opportunity for our students to be involved in projects at Tech Mahindra’s research facilities in Australia, India and around the world – to develop their skills and knowledge through hands-on experience with a global company,” said Ms Rhodes-Taylor, Vice- Principal (External Relations), University of Sydney.

As a leading global digital transformation company, Tech Mahindra has made a commitment to being future-ready and in tune with the rapidly changing market dynamics. One of the ways to achieve this is by encouraging the young talent pool to be innovative, and by proving them with a platform that supports research in the most cutting-edge technology fields.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the University of Sydney, one of the leading universities of the world. This MOU opens a lot of new opportunities for joint pursuits, especially in the area of research and technology. This partnership will provide a platform for innovating new ideas arising out of technology research and help create real-world applications and digital solutions,” said, B.K. Mishra, Sr. VP & Global Delivery Head Tech Mahindra. “Tech Mahindra has formed alliances with major academic institutions worldwide to encourage new developments in the area of research & co-innovation,” he added.

“The strengthening bi-lateral relationship between Australia and India, is enhanced by this partnership of an Australian University and a leading Indian Technology group joining to explore development of next generation solutions and cutting edge technology,” said Leonie Muldoon Austrade, General Manager South Asia. “It is exciting to see Australia’s academic and research excellence combined with India’s world-leading technology capability. Future consumers look forward to the output of this innovative approach to co-invention.”

This partnership is in continuation of Tech Mahindra’s proactive efforts to nurture a digital-future ready talent pool, and in enabling the talent force to develop and be at par with the ongoing industrial developments. In the past, as part of its reskilling initiative, more than 90 per cent of Tech Mahindra’s technical employees underwent training in digital familiarization and primary digital skills. Further, over 60 per cent of employees went through an advanced training on digital competencies in areas like Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Networks, Security services.