Georgia Tech named a Center of Knowledge Interchange partner by Siemens — Alliance focuses on developing the next generation of scientists and engineers

By JerrySarfati

Today’s manufacturing is one of the most sophisticated, highly skilled, and innovative areas of business in the world today because software has radically transformed the manufacturing process. 

Factories have computer-aided design, advanced software, state-of the art machinery, and robots that run operations.It’s no longer about who has the strongest back, but who is trained in mechanical, computer, software controls and system design engineering. 


To prepare the next generation of engineers, we work with academic institutions like Georgia Tech through our global academic program. We have been partners for nearly 20 years in developing a stronger pipeline of engineering and digital manufacturing talent. The partnership provides Georgia Tech the same software used by our customers to manage the development of a spacecraft or cars from concept creation to digital simulation and mockup, to manufacturing, assembly planning and testing.

This is why I am proud to have participated in the expansion of our long-standing partnership with Georgia Tech, to advance manufacturing software, conduct cutting-edge research, and train students for success in today’s technology-driven workforce. 

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Students on campus are able to use our software in their course work, research and academic projects. They have an opportunity to develop the advanced skills sought after by the more than 77,000 customers who utilize Siemens’ software and technology worldwide — including nearly 50 companies in Georgia such as Yamaha, Gulfstream and Lockheed Martin.Worldwide, well-known brands such Calloway Golf Clubs, Maserati, Ford, HP and Redbull Racing all use our software. 

These types of joint programs will help educate the next generation of innovators, and benefit students, employers and manufacturers around the world. Through collaborative partnerships like this, we can build a talent pipeline equipped with the skills needed for the STEM workforce of the future. 


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