On November 6, 2020, SUSTech signed a Memorandum of Strategic Cooperation with Airbus China Innovation Center and Accenture (China) Co., Ltd. (Accenture) in the 3rd China International Import Expo.
Prof. Yi GONG (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Lu SUN, Director of Airbus China Innovation Center, and Hong ZHU, Managing Director of Communications, Media and Technology Operating Group of Accenture Greater China, signed the memorandum.
Prof. Yi GONG said that SUSTech has always been striving to be an international high-level research university and the cooperation with Accenture and Airbus is of great significance. He expressed his hope that the three parties can carry out in-depth cooperation on technology transformation and promote the industry’s digital transformation.
According to the memorandum, SUSTech will develop technical solutions such as digital transformation and industrial Internet based on practical scenarios of Airbus’s aircraft manufacturing and logistics. The three parties will conduct industry-university innovative research to build a digital transformation demonstration project in high-tech aircraft manufacturing applications, including 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine vision. In this case, they can jointly promote the collaborative development of industry, university, and research in aircraft manufacturing and provide intelligent digital solutions for the world’s manufacturing sector.
Airbus is the world’s top company in services like aviation and aerospace. Airbus China Innovation Center, located in Shenzhen, is its first innovation center in Asia. Its mission is to combine innovative local talents, partners, and ecosystems with its expertise in aerospace to explore breakthrough technologies, business models, and new growth opportunities.
Accenture is one of the world’s largest consulting companies, providing strategic, consulting, digital, technical, and operational services and solutions to customers, with nearly 500,000 employees worldwide. With cutting-edge business and technology, Accenture aims to help customers achieve far-reaching innovation with its unique industry experience and expertise and first-level global delivery network.