Country’s fifth largest software services firm Tech Mahindra has inked a pact with US-based Wichita State University (WSU) to collaborate in the areas of aerospace engineering, certification, information technology and automotive testing.
Tech Mahindra will collaborate with WSU and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), the largest academic aviation R&D institution in the US, on multiple areas of engineering including composites, advanced materials and structural testing, it said in a statement.
“I strongly believe that this synergy can help reach the next level of solution offerings to our marquee customers addressing their custom needs and industry specific requirements in the areas of certification and testing,” Tech Mahindra Head of Americas (Aerospace and Defence) Krishna Balasubramaniam said.
The Indian IT firm plans to invest in equipping the engineering talent available in the region to enhance their employment opportunities in the Wichita aerospace community.
“This investment will enable Tech Mahindra to provide end-to-end solutions from design, to testing and certification for global aerospace and automotive customers and prospects in the region,” it said.
Apart from creating a local pool of trained aerospace, IT and automotive engineers, the partnership will also facilitate cooperative initiatives in the area of innovation and R&D projects, including possible involvement with WSU’s Innovation Campus.
The partnership will also enable WSU to further expand its footprint into the automotive industry and provide its students an opportunity to develop industry skills through involvement in Tech Mahindra’s research and testing projects.
“WSU will get firmly connected to the automotive and industrial sector, allowing students to gain real-world engineering skills in a unique sector,” WSU VP (Research and Technology Transfer) John Tomblin said.