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IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Mexican institution of higher education Tecnológico de Monterrey have opened a software testing and development center at the latter's Mexico City (DF) campus, online news source ebizLatam reported.
Under the partnership, IBM will provide equipment, tools, servers and training for the testing and development service, which will look to satisfy the growing demand for tech and business solutions in Mexico and throughout the world. Tec de Monterrey students will form part of the work team, as practitioners.
The move marks a first for IBM in sponsoring productive work from the installations of a university, according to the report.
Earlier this month, Tecnológico de Monterrey signed an agreement with Mexican economy minister Bruno Ferrari to establish a national technology parks council. The idea is to reinforce collaboration among key actors in Mexico's technology parks, with the purpose of driving innovation and economic growth.