Samsung goes to Deakin University for joint R&D

Electronics giant to provide gear, technical resources

Deakin vice-chancellor, Jane den Hollander, and Samsung Electronics Australia president, Jack Kwon, sign MOU for joint R&D. Credit: Deakin University

Deakin vice-chancellor, Jane den Hollander, and Samsung Electronics Australia president, Jack Kwon, sign MOU for joint R&D. Credit: Deakin University

Deakin University has announced plans to do joint research and development with Samsung Electronics Australia.

Deakin and Samsung signed a memorandum of understanding this week to formalise the arrangement, the university said. Under the agreement, Samsung will provide products, services and technical resources to the university.

“A strong working relationship with the university would also enable Samsung to test new solutions and share R&D insights,” said Craig Gledhill, vice president of enterprise business for Samsung in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Deakin vice-chancellor Jane den Hollander said the collaboration “will play a key part of Deakin's genuine commitment to connect with communities across the world and at home.”

“Deakin is committed to remain globally connected to its people anywhere in the world and we understand that to do that we need to be able to respond to the constantly changing technological environment that is driving innovation and development right across the globe,” she said.

Earlier this month, Samsung signed a separate MOU with Community Telco Australia, the telecom subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

Under that arrangement, CTA and Samsung agreed to jointly develop mobile banking and payments services. In addition, CTA traded in its mobile fleet of iPhones for Galaxy S5 smartphones.

Adam Bender covers telco and enterprise tech issues for Computerworld and is the author of dystopian sci-fi novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall. Follow him on Twitter: @WatchAdam

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