Although much has changed since SMART opened its doors in November 2011, the values and the energy of this unique place have remained remarkably consistent.
10 years of SMART
Having created a strong network of global collaborators developing key international partnerships and collaborations, SMART continues to address some of the biggest challenges in the infrastructure sector.
At the core of SMART’s vision has always been a desire to foster relationships with industry partners to create research that makes a difference in the world.
The latest example of this was a Telstra-UOW Hub for AIOT Solutions, announced last month.
“The hub provides the Illawarra and Australia with a unique chance to move from early adopters to leading innovators in the AIOT space,” Snr Professor Pascal Perez said.
The initiative is the logical next step in a series of industry collaborations that stretch right back to the birth of SMART in 2011.
From student to researcher – a SMART career
Dr Shiva Pedram’s introduction to SMART was as a pleasant place to work on her masters in engineering management. Arriving at the University of Wollongong in 2011 – the year of SMART’s birth – she found the library overcrowded and the new, smart building was airy and comfortable.Read more
Celebrating a SMART 10 years
Hear from colleagues, alumni, industry and community partners as we reflect on 10 years of SMART.