CIMIC Group’s software development company, IDD Tech, and Torrens University Australia have launched an innovation partnership.
The partnership drives applied research and software development to advance innovation, sustainability and productivity in infrastructure delivery and services. Its establishment generates opportunities for academics, PhD candidates and industry specialists to share knowledge and collaborate on applied research projects.
Announcing the partnership, CIMIC Group’s Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said: “Our partnership fosters the exchange of ideas and skills, and supports innovations through their research and development phases into implementation.
“Our shared priorities include developing our people, and using data and technologies to design, build and operate better. We are focused on digital solutions that safely improve productivity and achieve better ESG outcomes for our communities.”
Torrens University Australia Vice Chancellor Professor Alwyn Louw said: “The partnership framework enriches research and development, bringing academic insights and industry know-how together. Knowledge sharing, mentoring and collaboration enable initiatives to accurately target the infrastructure sector’s current and future requirements.
“With access to major projects for testing and trials, we can fast track practical solutions for advancing sustainability.”
The partnership’s four collaboration areas include:
- Knowledge creation – supporting applied research projects
- Innovation studio – establishing an international ideas network
- Workforce training – codesigning research-based and customised training
- Knowledge transfer – sharing research outcomes.
IDD Tech develops Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) software solutions for the infrastructure, resources and services sectors.
ISO 27001 certified, IDD Tech’s first proprietary products to market have been developed in-house and proven on hundreds of major projects.
- Cats™ equips teams to embed value in competitive tenders.
- Siterover™ supports engineers’ mobility and near-real time reporting.
- Sensgrid™ uses sensor networks to manage risk.
- Visualisation tools, ToBe Builder™ and ToBe Maps™ enable teams to plan optimal solutions before commencing work on site.
IDD Tech supports clients with advice on product and technology selection, and build and upgrade strategies. Experienced business analysts and technical managers provide onsite and remote installation, configuration and support services.
Australia’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia is a private higher education provider with an initial 165 students enrolled in 2014 to over 19,000 students in 2023. Torrens University brings a careers-focused and global perspective to Australian higher education and a credible industry-immersive difference. Torrens University Australia is the only university in Australia and New Zealand, and one of four globally, to be a Certified B Corporation, reflecting its commitment to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
CIMIC Group is an engineering-led construction, mining, services and public private partnerships leader working across the lifecycle of assets, infrastructure and resources projects. CIMIC Group comprises our construction businesses CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Broad, our mining and mineral processing companies Thiess (joint control) and Sedgman, our services specialist UGL and our development and investment arm Pacific Partnerships – all supported by our in-house engineering consultancy EIC Activities. Our mission is to generate sustainable returns by delivering innovative and competitive solutions for clients and safe, fulfilling careers for our people. With a history since 1899, and around 25,500 people in around 20 countries, we strive to be known for our principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery, underpinned by Safety.
IDD Tech is CIMIC Group’s commercial software development business. The company develops Integrated Digital Delivery software solutions for CIMIC Group and clients across the construction, resources and services sectors. ISO 27001 certified, IDD Tech meets exacting requirements for proven products, digital connectivity, information security, and innovation – to improve lifecycle performance and outcomes. Our products and services are at work on more than 200 projects throughout Australasia. www.iddtech.com.au
Ms Fiona Tyndall, Communications T+61 2 9925 6188