The MoU enables further collaboration in strategic areas set to enhance research and innovation, such as emerging and disruptive technologies; ubiquitous and pervasive computing; electronic engineering; cyber security and forensics, and human computer interaction.
“These areas are among the key drivers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and jointly, we will build capacity and assess the impact of 4IR on our country,” remarked Prof Anicia Peters, Dean: Faculty of Computing and Informatics.
Dr Licky Erastus, MTC Chief Executive Officer and a NUST alumnus, said that the event was the inception of a journey aimed to enhance customer experience through innovative products and services that are in accord with global technology trends, and as such, MTC remains elated to be part of this community where cutting-edge research starts changes lives. Dr Lisho Mundia, Director of Research and Innovation: Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, echoed these sentiments, highlighting that areas outlined in the MoU are critical for building the economy.
The partnership back dates to 2009, when MTC funded the FCI’s MTC Endowed Chair in Information Communication Technology.