ABB announces India-Australia research initiative 'AICAUSE'
ABB, on Thursday, announced a new joint initiative between its India and Australia operations stating this would help set up the Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE).
AICAUSE, it said, will be in collaboration with RMIT University, Australia and see research laboratories at RMIT’s Melbourne campus, ABB in Australia and ABB Corporate Research Centre in India linked up to form a virtual R&D laboratory, to provide a platform for global software and systems engineering research and training. More than 20 engineering colleges in India are associated with ABB, including RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, would be part of this initiative.
“This will support joint industry research collaboration,” ABB said, adding that not only will this collaboration provide opportunities for software engineers from both the countries, but will also allow India to take part in cutting-edge automation software engineering research.
The venture is expected to lead the way for future partnerships and investments between the two countries.
ABB India Country Technology Officer Ulf Moberg said that through such strategic agreements with academia, the company will not only enjoy access to latest technological education imparted in the institutes, but also locate talent pools for recruitment. As the company is often in need to increase headcount, such collaborations will help hire apt personnel, he added.
ABB India Country Manager & Managing Director Bazmi Hussain said, “ABB invests more than $1 billion a year in R&D globally and such initiatives are vital for academia, students, organisations and the society to benefit from the synergy of experience and domain knowledge.”