Hyderabad (India): Cyient, a global digital engineering and technology company, has bagged a partnership with SPRINT, a business innovation support programme, to accelerate innovation in the United Kingdom‘s space sector and to strengthen the mutual focus on industry collaboration.
The partnership will enable Cyient to identify new business opportunities, to lower its product development costs and to offer cutting edge geospatial solutions with higher precision, a company statement said here today.
“The partnership will also assist Cyient in accessing industry experts from various academic institutions and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) across the UK for collaborative space data and technology projects.”
SPRINT, or Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology, provides businesses in the United Kingdom with funded access to universities with space expertise and facilities. This enables enterprises to accelerate their innovative product development life-cycles.
“As a business, we are focused on innovation and developing skill sets and expertise in areas such as geospatial data creation and analysis, earth observation data, and machine learning algorithms,” Cyient director of sales for geospatial Matt Wood said.
“To enable us to evolve our business, an academic and commercial partnership is a natural fit. So, the new partnership with SPRINT will allow us to strike up a dialogue with academic institutions and SMEs in SPRINT’s network, and gain access to their cutting-edge technology, skill sets, and expertise for potential collaborations,” Wood said.
“Working with Cyient will help the company achieve its business growth strategies through collaborations with academic establishments and businesses within the SPRINT network. It will also help SPRINT succeed with our vision of growing a vibrant and sustainable UK space ecosystem through collaborations and partnerships,” according to head of national SPRINT programme Ross Burgon.
NOTE: Cyient (Estd: 1991, NSE: CYIENT) is a global digital engineering and technology company that can be a Design, Build, and Maintain partner for organisations worldwide. The company leverages digital technologies, advanced analytics capabilities, domain knowledge, and technical expertise to solve complex business problems. Cyient partners with customers to operate as part of their extended team in ways that best suit their organisation’s culture and requirements. Cyient’s industry focus includes aerospace and defence, healthcare, telecommunications, rail transportation, semiconductor, geospatial, industrial, and energy.
NOTE: SPRINT is supported by Research England and the Scottish Funding Council. It is being delivered by a consortium of five of the UK’s leading space universities, led by the University of Leicester, and including the University of Edinburgh, The Open University, University of Southampton and University of Surrey.