University-Industry Engagement Week

U of Technology Sydney creates collaborative cybersecurity research center

By Jason Norris
Published: August 2nd, 2022

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), in partnership with the New South Wales (NSW) Government, is building a cybersecurity-focused research center that will create research links between the university, government, and industry. Called the UTS Vault, the collaborative research and innovation facility will be located within Tech Central, Sydney’s latest innovation precinct.

This purpose-built, Department of Defence compliant facility is geared toward the needs of industry and government for protected research and innovation facilities. “As the latest addition to our innovation engine, Tech Central, the UTS Vault will strengthen our cybersecurity and defense capability,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said. 

“The UTS Vault will help further cement NSW, and Tech Central, as the place where industry — from startups through to major multinationals — can access critical infrastructure to expand their businesses, grow jobs, and solve real world problems,” added Stuart Ayres, minister for jobs, investment, tourism.

The new facility is designed to enable collaboration between private sector tenants and public universities like UTS, which its developers say will lead to research advances and commercialization of cybersecurity and defense technologies. It will also help deliver the skilled workforce those efforts will require.

“The Vault helps [to] build a pipeline of highly skilled workers for the cybersecurity, technology, and innovation industry by providing world leading cybersecurity education and hands-on experience for undergraduate and higher degree students,” said UTS Vice-Chancellor and President Andrew Parfitt. 

Source: Cision

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