Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Cornell Tech collaborate on technology research and expand K-12 digital literacy programmes in New York City.
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, TCS and Surya Kant, president, North America, UK and Europe, TCS at the inauguration of the Tata Innovation Center.
Cornell Tech has inaugurated the Tata Innovation Center on its campus following a USD 50 million investment in the University from TCS.
“Tata group and TCS have a long and celebrated history of investments in education and institution building in the communities in which we operate,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons. “The Tata Innovation Center will drive applied research and collaboration between Cornell, industry and the startup ecosystem in emerging areas, including human-machine interaction, and cybersecurity, benefitting both US business and local communities,” he added.
“The Tata Innovation Center will become a hub for New York’s tech sector and a global icon for how academia and industry can collaborate to leverage technology for the greater good,” said Martha E Pollack, Cornell University President. “Cornell Trustee Ratan Tata ’59, BArch ’62 and the Tata family of companies have long supported innovation at Cornell; our new partnership with Tata Consultancy Services will drive innovation at Cornell Tech and help the campus reach its full potential for education, research and societal impact,” Ms Pollack added.