TCS and Cornell Tech Inaugurate Tata Innovation Center

Partnership on campus to promote joint academic and industry research

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced a new partnership with Cornell Tech, the first university campus designed for the digital age, to collaborate on technology research and expand K-12 digital literacy programs in New York City.

As part of the new partnership, Cornell Tech has today inaugurated the Tata Innovation Center on its campus following a $50 million investment in the University from TCS. The center, formerly known as The Bridge, brings academia and industry together under one roof to share ideas and research on next-generation digital technologies and how to commercialize new areas of collaboration.

“The Tata Group and TCS have a long and celebrated history of exploring and supporting the ideas of the future and fostering digital literacy within the communities in which we operate,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Tata Group. “The Tata Innovation Center will drive new applied research between TCS and Cornell Tech in the fields of human-computer interaction and cyber security, benefiting both U.S. businesses and local communities.”

“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.”

“New York City has been proudly partnering with TCS for years, including their sponsorship of the TCS New York City Marathon, work with local schools, and so much more. TCS’ new partnership with Cornell Tech will help drive New York’s economic competitiveness and advance digital literacy programs to reach even more schools across the city. Through this critical engagement, Computer Science for All, the Tech Talent Pipeline, and more, we are working to keep New York City a leader in the 21st century economy and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in the growth and success of the tech industry,” added New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio.


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