Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and the Singapore Management University (SMU) announced the establishment of the TCS-SMU iCity Lab to be located at SMU.
The collaboration agreement signed states the two organizations are partnering to create a new research facility to develop industry standards and IT frameworks for the emerging intelligent city (“iCity”) model of urban development. TCS will initially directly invest S$6 million in the new TCS-SMU iCity Lab over the next three years. The investment provides scholarship funds for SMU post-graduate students in Information Systems Technology & Management, and research funds for SMU faculty. In addition to the direct investment in the iCity Lab at SMU, TCS is supporting the initiative under the TCS Co-Innovation Network (TCS COIN) initiative, with collaboration from its global network of Innovation Labs. The iCity Lab is be located within SMU's School of Information Systems (SIS), and will draw on faculty from SIS as well as from the other parts of SMU.