Collaboration to drive innovation in the sports industry via adoption of emerging next-generation technologies
Mumbai / Loughborough – 15th September 2021: Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services, has today announced a long term partnership with the World’s Best University for Sport, Loughborough University.
Over the last sixty years, Loughborough University has made an outstanding contribution to the world of sport. The university combines exceptional athletes, unrivalled facilities and top coaching with research expertise and active partnerships with major sports leaders and organisations.
The partnership is centred on the collaborative development of sport innovation and sport technology to create new opportunities for research and enterprise. This collaboration aims to include:
- The advancement of diversity and sustainability in sport
- Opportunities to progress sport through 5G, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
- Research into how sport is being played and will be played in the future
- The future development of how sport is being consumed and will be consumed
- Sport innovation acceleration, including the scale up of emerging companies
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, says, “We are excited to partner with Loughborough University to build the sports ecosystem of the future. This collaboration between Tech Mahindra a global digital transformation company and the world’s leading sports university will focus on filling technology and domain related innovation within the industry, so we can tap into the full potential of sports which will leverage technology at the core for performance and experience .”
Professor Chris Linton Acting President and Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University, said, “The partnership with Tech Mahindra enables us to strategically build on our established strengths in sport and technology. It also opens up opportunities for colleagues working across a broad spectrum of disciplines, right across the University community. I’m particularly pleased that research, teaching and enterprise activities are all planned. This integrated approach will, I’m sure, deliver enduring value to both parties and I’m excited to see what develops from this pioneering partnership.”
Manish Upadhyay, Head Sports Technology Vertical, Tech Mahindra, added, “Our collaboration with Loughborough University will enable the sports industry to benefit from both academic and technological advancements. In line with TechM NXT.NOW, this partnership demonstrates our commitment towards transforming how a game is played, how fans are engaged and how next generation of athletes are trained.”
The UK Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone, added, “Our world-leading universities are just one reason why the UK is such an attractive global investment destination. This is a great initiative between Loughborough University – who lead the way in research and development in sport, and Indian tech giant and major investor Tech Mahindra. This collaboration builds on the growing UK-India trade and investment relationship and puts us at the forefront of sports technology.”
“At our Global Investment Summit later this year I hope to see more partnerships like this to drive innovation and growth across the UK.”
As part of its TechM NXT.NOW framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’, Tech Mahindra has a deep focus on leveraging cutting-edge technologies to deliver enhanced experience and enable digital transformation to meet the evolving needs of the customer.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer -centric digital experiences, enabling enterprises, associates and the society to Rise. We are a USD 5.1 billion organization with 126,200+ professionals across 90 countries helping 1058 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies. We are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies including 5G, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and more, to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers. Tech Mahindra is one of the fastest growing brands and amongst the top 15 IT service providers globally. Tech Mahindra has consistently emerged as a leader in sustainability and is recognized amongst the ‘2021 Global 100 Most sustainable corporations in the World’ by Corporate Knights. With the TechM NXT.NOW framework, Tech Mahindra aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ for our ecosystem and drive collaborative disruption with synergies arising from a robust portfolio of companies. Tech Mahindra aims at delivering tomorrow’s experiences today, and believes that the ‘Future is Now’.
We are part of the Mahindra Group, founded in 1945, one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate. The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.