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La Trobe University and Cisco join forces on all things IoT

September 11, 2019 / Aimee Chanthadavong

Melbourne's La Trobe University and Cisco have signed an agreement to collaborate on all things related to the Internet of Things (IoT) -- from skills to research, and technology development. As part of the agreement, Cisco has created a new role, chair of the Internet of Things, who will be responsible for teaching IoT to undergraduates and postgraduates, as well lead research that could inform the development of IoT solutions to solve real-world problems. While it's unclear who exactly will take up the role, La Trobe said it will be an "internationally acknowledged leader in teaching and research". Additionally, Cisco will establish a Co-Innovation Centre presence at the university's campus. Cisco expects the space will serve as a place for researchers, and Victorian-based small-to-medium enterprises and large corporates to develop solutions together in areas such as agriculture technology, smart cities, and IoT.