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TCS, University of Tokyo join hands to drive digital innovation

Through the partnership, UTokyo and TCS aspire to realize their shared vision of applying design thinking and digital technologies to address real world business and societal challenges.

  • By Pravin Prashant | October 23, 2020

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) have announced a strategic partnership to conduct joint academic-industry research for driving digital innovation. 
 
Through the partnership, UTokyo and TCS aspire to realize their shared vision of applying design thinking and digital technologies to address real world business and societal challenges.
 
Professor Makoto Gonokami, President, The University of Tokyo said, “I expect this collaboration between UTokyo and TCS, a leading global company, will not only help address many of the challenges faced by modern society, but will further cultivate India-Japan relations and ultimately contribute to the growth of both nations.”
 
“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with The University of Tokyo, a veritable global base for intellectual collaboration, with high-synergy engagement across multiple areas,” says K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS. 
 
“As part of our Academic Co-Innovation network, TCS has invested in research projects at leading universities around the world to encourage open innovation. We look forward to a stimulating exchange of knowledge and interesting innovations that can solve problems for our customers, business and society at large,” added Krishnan. 
 
The strategic partnership aims to drive business innovation across four focus pillars: Technological Collaboration; Talent Exchange, Innovation and Start-up Engagement. 
 
TCS will incorporate UTokyo’s 400-strong startup ecosystem into its TCS Co-Innovation Network (TCS COIN), providing them global market access. Through various partner and customer engagements, these ecosystem partners will see the potential real-world application of their cutting-edge technologies expedited.
 
Together the organizations look to work flexibly together to explore areas of high-synergy, establishing joint-research projects aimed at delivering innovative answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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