Tech talks at Tonsley
A NEW laboratory at Tonsley will enable Flinders University students to experiment with telecommunications technology. Adelaide company MIMP Connecting Solutions has signed an agreement with Flinders University’s New Venture Institute to set up the $250,000 lab, which will showcase products from leading international suppliers.
ADELAIDE business MIMP Connecting Solutions will build a $250,000 technology lab at Flinders University’s Tonsley Park site to give students access to leading telecommunications.
The MIMP Edge Lab provides an interactive showcase of its latest technology, as well as that of its partners such as NEC, Aviat and CommScope.
MIMP signed a memorandum of understanding with Flinders’ entrepreneurship arm, New Venture Institute (NVI), to establish the lab over the next three months. It features cutting-edge telecommunications equipment and associated software, as well as interactive showcases.
MIMP is an Adelaide-based firm focused on the supply, installation and maintenance of communications systems across Australia.
NVI director Matthew Salier said about 100 students from Flinders’ network systems, computer science, software engineering and technology streams would have access to the lab.
Senior engineering staff from MIMP would also be able to use the lab to design innovative wireless networks.
“This partnership speaks volumes for the NVI site’s ability to do what we all hoped (and) find ways for technology to move quickly to market,” said Mr Salier.
The idea for the lab first came about when Mr Salier met MIMP chief executive Allan Aitchison at a business networking event.
Mr Aitchison said the lab would help solve budgetary challenges which prevented universities from buying the latest technologies.
“More importantly, they (students) will become part of our research and development discussions about how to deliver the best communication solutions for our customers.”