Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) Sdn Bhd and Universiti Teknologi Brunei have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technology and information sharing in regards to Geographical Information System using NiAT’s Observe GIS platform at a virtual event on Thursday.
UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman signed on behalf of UTB and NiAT CEO Lim Ming Soon signed on behalf of the company.
NiAT Deputy CEO Siti Nur Aazzah binti Pehin Dato Haji Abdul Aziz said the MoU hoped to foster mutual understanding and further cooperation, resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes for UTB and NiAT.
“We firmly believe that this is full of promise, and we are eager to see it succeed and grow,” said the deputy CEO.
She added that UTB and NiAT will officially initiate joint research initiatives, set up platforms for student and academic exchanges and conduct knowledge sharing sessions for both industrial and academic purposes.
UTB Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Services) Dr Mohammad Saiful bin Haji Omar said, “The collaboration between UTB and NiAT is in line with the university’s vision of becoming a global institution that impacts society while supporting the nation’s drive to realise Brunei
Vision 2035. “The collaboration and cooperation with local industries, such as NiAT, can contribute to solving local and global challenges.
“Under this MoU, UTB through the School of Computing and Informatics and NiAT will focus on research, education, and training programmes which include student internship, exchanges, joint research, conferences, seminars and others,” he said.
Dr Mohd Saiful added, “The school and research centres at UTB have already identified a few projects under the umbrella of this MoU. With this collaboration, we can only expect further development in the GIS technology industry in line with the vision of a smarter and connected nation driving towards Brunei’s Vision 2035”.