In conjunction with the International Science and Technology Day, celebrated today, April 10, major technology companies such as NTT Data, Minsait and Telefónica are committed to collaborating with universities to promote the continuous development of science, technology and research in society.
Among the many collaborations with universities and educational centers that were closed during 2022 and the beginning of this year, NTT Data stands out for the birth of the NTT Data Chair for Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation in order to enhance cooperation in training and research in the region. information technology.
The Japanese multinational company, through its subsidiary in Spain, also signed an agreement with Cunef University to enhance specialized training in business analytics through the “Business Analytics Specialization Program”. These two agreements add to the hundreds of collaborations with educational centers that are maintained with the same goal: to promote and support research in science and technology.
For its part, Minsait, the leading Indra company in digital transformation and information technology, already has 330 collaborations with scientific and technological educational centers, demonstrating its commitment to the development of the sector. Among these collaborations, chairs stand out with universities, such as the University of Seville.
This participation was born out of a call to promote interdisciplinary educational and research activities that address the challenges and perspectives of technological development in collaboration with students. Its agreement was renewed at the end of 2022 including a broad agenda of activities, such as sectoral conferences, seminars, workshops and awards.
Specifically, the main objectives of the chairs are to promote the development of professional skills in students; Improve training Expand or update the knowledge, techniques or skills of members of the university community and connect young students to technological projects required by the various business units of the company and its customers.
Regarding Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company, it also has a wide network of university chairs that are distinguished by their ability to grow and influence in this sector. Telefónica Chair Network was created in 2001 and now has 24 chairs in 26 Spanish universities, making it the largest chain in the country.
The purpose of this vast network is to serve as a tool for training, research and knowledge transfer, thus promoting new ICTs from an interdisciplinary perspective. Recently, the company broke records by promoting “Ledu Stem”, an academic debate competition with the participation of 19 universities, the largest collaboration in the country in this context.