Consulting and digital services provider Infosys has opened its first New South Wales-based Living Lab in North Sydney.
This follows the launch in Melbourne in April this year, joining a network of over 20 Living Labs around the world.
Much like Melbourne, the 160 square meter NSW-based lab will provide opportunities for partners to leverage solution accelerators, digital experiences and frameworks to imagine, prototype and test innovations.
These solution accelerators leverage digital technologies including cloud, 5G, IoT, 3D, AI, cybersecurity, data and analytics, augmented reality, virtual reality, and address business cases. industry use in markets spanning financial services, telecommunications, retail, utilities, manufacturing, sports, and education technology. .
Andrew Groth, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of Infosys A/NZ, said the Living Lab will lead to increased industry collaboration.
“Sydney is a major digital hub in Australia, home to many of the country’s biggest companies, start-ups and universities,” Groth said.
“We believe our local Living Lab will support the state’s digital innovation sector through the introduction of a digital co-creation space where ideas can sprout and incubate and where collaboration can take place.
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet visited the Infosys lab and campus in Bangalore, India, and said the Sydney opening was a great example of NSW continuing to attract cutting-edge innovation to the state.
“NSW has established itself as Australia’s innovation capital thanks to digital powerhouses such as Infosys choosing to establish a presence in Sydney,” Perrottet said.
“This latest investment signifies Infosys’ commitment to driving innovation and collaboration in New South Wales to help us further strengthen our digital economy and create more future-focused jobs and opportunities. for the people of our state.”
Minister for Business, Investment and Trade, Stuart Ayres, said North Sydney’s Living Lab will help attract new Indian investment to NSW by showcasing the growth opportunities available .
“India, and in particular Bengaluru, offers a thriving start-up ecosystem which we continue to attract,” he said.
It comes as the NSW government announced four new partnerships with Indian tech companies as part of Perrottet’s aim to attract Indian tech investment to NSW in sub-sectors including edtech, medtech, fintech and space technologies.
These new partnerships between the state government and India include HCL Technologies, which has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sydney Quantum Academy.
“We are focused on bridging the NSW and Indian tech ecosystems and through the expansion of our international network and programs, we are providing better support to NSW exporters to reach their target markets and help open more doors,” did he declare.
“Through these networks, we have helped facilitate four new technology partnerships between NSW and Indian companies.”
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