Multi-faceted collaboration between the University of Exeter and IBM

IBM supports the University’s Centre for Business and Climate Solutions which works with businesses in the south-west of England to help them overcome the difficulties and effects of climate change.

The two organisations are also partners in a number of major research ventures, including a €3.9 million project to develop the next generation of data storage and a pan-European project looking at how information technology could help water suppliers and household consumers reduce their consumption and waste of water.

Exeter and IBM’s commitment to further research and education collaborations was cemented in 2013 when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become strategic partners.

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