Up to 300 highly skilled software engineering jobs will be generated in Victoria as a result of a new partnership between RMIT, ABB Australia, ABB Corporate Research Centre (CRC) and Global Industries and Services in India.
A new Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) would be established at RMIT University and additional corporate research would be undertaken at ABB’s facilities in Notting Hill.
This new facility will become Australia’s centre of excellence in automation and robotics.
The centre will support ABB Australia and other businesses in sectors including advanced manufacturing, energy generation and distribution, utilities, building automation, and mining and natural resources.
"There is great potential here in bringing together academia and researchers to develop solutions that tackle issues core to industry, such as improving energy efficiency, raising productivity and addressing climate change," said Victoria’s Premier Ted Baillieu.
Research laboratories at RMIT City Campus, ABB Notting Hill and ABB Bangalore will be linked up to form a virtual R&D laboratory supporting joint industry research collaboration, enabling the rotation of PhD students and researchers between industry and academia.
A significant focus for ABB in Australia was on technologies that improve energy efficiency and address climate change.
Leading Victoria’s Super Trade Mission in India, Premier Ted Baillieu and his delegation meet officials at ABB Corporate Research Centre in Bangalore to announce that a new Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering will be established at RMIT University and additional corporate research will be undertaken at ABB’s facilities in Notting Hill.
Australia will be the regional project execution centre in Asia for solar power projects, and Victoria will become the centre of expertise for intelligent building systems.
The announcement was made during Victoria’s largest-ever trade mission to India this week with more than 200 Victorian companies travelling on the mission to boost Victoria’s two-way trade and investment relationship with India.