University-Industry Collaboration to Promote IoT in Saudi Arabia

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University-Industry Collaboration to promote IoT in Saudi Arabia: Prince Sultan University and machinestalk collaborate for the Transformation of PSU into a Smart Campus based on LoRaWAN™ Technology, and for nurturing Saudi talents in IoT

Saudi IoT, Riyadh, January 30, 2018 (Tuesday) – Prince sultaN UniversitY (PSU), a leading Saudi non-profit private university established in 1999, and machinestalk, a leading Saudi IoT solutions provider active for more than 12 years in the Saudi IoT market, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the transformation of PSU into a Smart Campus/University based on LoRaWAN™ Technology (LoRa Wide Area Network), and to cooperate for nurturing Saudi talents in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

 

“In line with Saudi Vision 2030 and the Digital Transformation imperative, we, at Prince sultaN UniversitY, are actively advancing Saudi capabilities in Internet of Things through developing special curriculum, research and development, and a specialized Robotics and Internet of Things Lab”, said Dr. Mamdouh Alenezi, Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO) at PSU. He also added: Further, we are pleased to enter into this collaboration with machinestalk through this MoU, which will help in the digital transformation of our campus/university into a Smart Campus. We believe there is no other IoT company in our markets today that has a broad set of capabilities to develop the needed solutions, and we very much look forward to working with machinestalk towards this endeavor.”

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“At machinestalk we believe that IoT is no longer an option for cities and communities wishing to fully embrace the new digital era, and we believe that the LoRaWAN™ Technology is the best option amongst LPWAN technologies (Low Power Wide Area Network) to materialize this today”, said Eng. Mohammed Sayyaf Al-Khushail, Chairman of machinestalk We will work, God willing, together with Prince sultaN UniversitY, to craft IoT solutions that will enable its transformation into a Smart Campus. Further to this, being fully aware of one of the key challenges facing IoT deployment in Saudi Arabia, we will work together with PSU to nurture talents and develop the skillsets needed by the IoT market, by having students participate in developing and implementing the Smart Campus solutions.

“For more information about Prince sultaN UniversitY and its Robotics & Internet of Things lab, please visit:

www.psu.edu.sa , riotu.psu.edu.sa

For more information about machinestalk, please visit:

www.machinestalk.com

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