Cisco has struck a partnership with La Trobe University to drive technology innovation, and equip students with the industry-ready and digital skills required in the knowledge economy with a focus on IoT.
In addition the agreement, which will feature a new position of a Cisco Chair of the Internet of Things, will also showcase what is possible in research and learning through a range of education initiatives.
The partnership will also include a Co-Innovation Centre presence at the University, bringing together researchers and industry to facilitate collaboration and create opportunities to solve real world problems, through technology innovation.
Under the agreement, La Trobe University will be able to access Cisco’s best in class global programs such as its Networking Academy modules with IoT, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship, as well as its Digital Schools Network enabling local educators and students to digitally connect with their peers locally and globally.
The partnership builds on Cisco’s ongoing focus on innovation and research in Australia and expands the company’s Co-Innovation Centre footprint. There is currently an Innovation Central in Sydney, and in Perth.
“By teaming with La Trobe University we’re supporting the development of industry ready skills that are required, today,” said Cisco ANZ VP Ken Boal.
“The Internet of Things presents new research and innovation opportunities and will transform industries right across the globe. The Chair of IoT combined with the world class co-innovation capability, further our collaborative approach to innovative teaching and learning and open up the door for world leading research.”