This month, technology company Mapizy, comes under the Mo4U agreement program as part of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) campaign to engage with industry and bring expertise on campus.
Representatives from UWA and Mapizy officially formed a partnership last week, advancing in computer science research and making technologies more accessible to industry.
The partnership will be jointly led by UWA’s Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Professor Mark Reynolds and Mapizy’s Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh.
Mapizy staff will work alongside students and researchers in developing viable technologies, creating a collaborative and mutually beneficial strategic relationship, which will allow Mapizy’s expertise and capabilities to accelerate innovation and opportunity at UWA.
Founder of Mapizy, Dr Ravanbakhsh, is an Adjunct Research Fellow at UWA and said close links to universities are essential for any successful start-up company.
“Mapizy specialises in remote sensing, geospatial information systems and computer vision technology. This exciting engagement will explore how to enrich the student experience, inspire students to consider start-ups, and share the practical experience of industry.”
Professor Mark Reynolds said “UWA students don’t need to go to Silicon Valley to work with innovative tech start-ups. We are forging dynamic settings with them right here on campus.”
“With the strong entrepreneurial spirit alive and thriving at UWA, there are many willing collaborators working together in innovative ways. With encouragement from Mapizy, students have the opportunity to connect their learning to real business problems and develop creative solutions based on research insights to meet niche market needs”, said Professor Reynolds.
This is the third successful partnership that the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has formed with a cutting-edge start-up. Fleet Engineering enters its second year of its UWA Mo4U agreement with conveyor belt wear detection start-up, Wearhawk, signing up late last year.
Lauren Humfrey (+61 8) 6488 2260