IBM Opens Education Collaboration Center for Students
IBM announced Wednesday that it has opened the IBM Education Collaboration Center on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Center will be the focal point for collaborations of joint projects between IBM experts, faculty and students using the company’s portfolio of products and services, including Watson, IoT, blockchain and security, all supported by IBM Cloud services and Systems solutions.
“We seek to collaborate with NC State (and academia generally) on solutions that will make a difference in the world and to absorb the creativity and energy from the students as we transform IBM development,” said Fran O’Sullivan, IBM NC senior state executive and GM, GBS Global Operation.
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With this new center, IBM’s RTP Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) will be rolling out IBM@edu, an intensive set of university-focused collaborative programs and activities.
Faculty and students will be encouraged to bring forward project proposals, some of which may be startup ideas. The company also expects to present monthly information exchanges and project solicitations on specific technologies and solutions, such as Bluemix, Blockchain, IoT, Watson and Power.
“The new IBM Education Collaboration Center on Centennial Campus is especially exciting as it builds upon the longstanding R&D collaborations between IBM and NC State,” said Dennis Kekas, associate vice chancellor. “It will enable a new level of student-centric engagement to help solve tomorrow’s grand challenges.”