A partnership between the University and Siemens aims to accelerate digitalisation, boost digital skills, and promote technology and knowledge exchange to meet the needs of industry. The agreement marks the first collaboration for a new global digitalisation network to link universities with the Internet of Things (IoT) – the interconnection via the internet of computing devices.
The partnership is based on the MindSphere Innovation Network (MINe) developed by Siemens to connect a university’s estate and research assets into its innovative IoT platform, MindSphere. Located in the Diamond building, the MindSphere Lounge is a bespoke space for collaboration and learning between students, academics, Siemens and other partner organisations. Here MindSphere may be accessed to harness the value of the data produced from the University and the various projects connected to the cloud-based platform.