The collaboration will combine the expertise in emerging science and technologies to expand research capacity and capability of both Institutions.
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) will collaborate with Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, to set up a Joint Research Centre for the creation of enterprise eco-systems (C2E2).
The collaboration will combine the expertise in emerging science and technologies to expand research capacity and capability of both Institutions. The centre has been sanctioned $300,000 for a three-year period, which will be shared equally between the two institutions.
Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, "The Joint Research Centre with Swinburne is another step towards enhancing our collaboration and involving industry in transformative research that has impact across the world."
Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, said, "Swinburne was the first Australian university to have a joint PhD program with IIT Madras and we currently have several students enrolled. The new Joint Research Centre will assist in enhancing and scaling up our relationship, creating real-life social and economic impact and benefits for both our countries."
Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (International and Alumni Affairs), IIT Madras, said, "Australia has emerged as a strategic partner in our university relations. Among the many Australian universities, Swinburne is our oldest and most active partner institution. This centre will further strengthen the relationship between our two institutions."