Bangalore, February 24, 2012
ABB’s India Research Center to work on advanced technologies in the area of automation and robotics
ABB today announced a new joint initiative between their India and Australia operations to help set up the Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) in collaboration with the RMIT University in Australia.
The initiative was announced in the presence of Ted Baillieu, Premier of the State of Victoria in Australia and Bazmi Husain, Country Manager and Managing Director, ABB India.
Research laboratories at RMIT campus, ABB in Australia and ABB Corporate Research Center in India will be linked up to form a virtual R&D laboratory supporting joint industry research collaboration. This collaboration will not only provide opportunities for software engineers from Australia and India to take part in cutting-edge automation software engineering research but also lead the way for future partnerships and investment between the two countries.
Commenting on the initiative, Bazmi Husain said, “ABB invests more than US$1 billion a year in R&D globally and initiatives such as this are vital for academia, students, organisations and society to benefit from the synergy of experience and domain knowledge. They also engage the student community in a rich and practical way, providing experience of real-world technology challenges.”
Speaking at the signing of the MoU, Ted Baillieu said “We are delighted to be associated with ABB. There is great potential in bringing together academia and researchers to develop solutions that tackle issues core to industry such as improving energy efficiency, raising productivity and addressing climate change. Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) will generate hundreds of new jobs for Victoria and help put the State at the forefront of global software engineering for advanced automation technologies.”
The virtual laboratory will provide a platform for global software and systems engineering research and training. More than 20 engineering colleges in India associated with ABB, including RV College of Engineering in Bangalore, would be part of this initiative. RMIT has strong research ties with India, and conducts its research through a transdisciplinary approach that considers both the technological and social dimensions of the work at hand.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.
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