Curtin Uni partners with industry for 'Internet of Everything' research

Centre will bring together academics, startups and industry for Internet of Things research

Curtin University, Cisco and Woodside Energy have unveiled an Internet of Everything (IoE) centre in Perth which is designed to bring researchers and industry together.

The centre, which is due to open later this year, includes a laboratory, collaboration area and a space to research the IoE.

The three organisations will provide $30 million of funding and resources over five years.

Research will focus on cloud computing, analytics, cyber security and IoT network platforms.

According to Cisco Australia and New Zealand CTO Kevin Bloch, the potential of the IoE market is huge but the vendor can’t go it alone.

“We don’t make wind turbines or other equipment so we are doing this with partners. We are solving real problems for Woodside that they can’t do on their own.”

For example, Woodside has provided a list of 1000 large-scale data-driven problems including data analytics. Researchers from Curtin University will get together to look at the problems.

In June, the university opened the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) to focus on computation and data analytics research.

Acting deputy vice-chancellor of research and development, Professor Brett Kirk said the CIC would focus on big data analytics, modelling, optimisation, simulation, visualisation and education.

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