About the Cisco - La Trobe Centre for AI and Internet of Things

The Cisco – La Trobe Centre for AI and IoT at La Trobe University builds upon a decade-long partnership between Cisco and La Trobe University.

Cisco is a worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Their people, products, and partners help society connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Cisco’s digital-ready solutions are enabling Australian businesses of all sizes to realise the benefits of digital transformation – disrupting industries and reimagining what’s possible for their business.

Our partnership gives us access to:

  • Cisco’s best-in-class AI and IoT products and technological solutions
  • global programs such as the Cisco Academy with IoT, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship modules
  • access to the Digital Schools Network to share resources and connections.

Our Centre is the first-of-its kind in Australia in terms of exploiting the synergy between state-of-the-art AI and IoT technologies through partnering with Cisco and the wider industry and end-user community.

We will help to create opportunities for students and academia. We’re creating a new home for co-innovation and collaboration, enabled by access to world-leading programs that encourage creativity and connection to deliver ideas that will drive Australia’s digital future.

Our mission

Through high-quality research, teaching, training and practice we will drive technology innovation. We aim to give students the technical and digital skills required to help solve real-world industry problems.

Our focus

We work with existing La Trobe research, particularly in smart health and agriculture, by applying AI-empowered IoT technologies to these strategic sectors.

We also work with industry partners to deliver real-world industry solutions in areas such as:

  • Digital health
  • Digital agriculture
  • Industry 4.0
  • smart manufacturing
  • smart cities
  • smart transportation.

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