The School of Life Sciences host Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Published on 8 June 2023

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 55 years.

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TCS is part of the Tata Group, India's largest multinational business group with operations across the globe, owning well-known brands such as Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, Tetley Tea, and many others.  In the United Kingdom, TCS is also the Title Partner of the TCS London Marathon and Jaguar TCS Racing. 

Following discussions with Professor Hari Hundal (Academic Regional Lead for South Asia) and Professor Kim Dale (Assistant Vice Principal – International), Gopalan Rajagopalan, Country Head, TCS Scotland, was eager to learn first-hand about the cutting-edge research being conducted in the School of Life Sciences and explore possible opportunities to collaborate on projects in early stage of development.

TCS partners with leading global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the areas of clinical research data management, biostatistics, and real-world evidence supporting global drug development efforts. They have also been involved in sponsoring early-phase drug discovery research, computational analysis of large biological data sets and AI solutions targeting global health issues, environmental sustainability, and food biosecurity.

TCS’ Co-Innovation Network™ (COIN™) brings together a network of experts from start-ups, research, corporates, and academic institutions in Scotland to build and leverage a robust innovation ecosystem to address challenges. They support the development of new spin-outs by providing start-ups an opportunity to collaborate with TCS clients, along with providing introductions to affiliated venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate venture capital.

Colleagues from professional services and academic teaching staff had the opportunity to meet with researchers, learn how TCS has been contributing to the digital transformation in higher education. We discussed the opportunities to collaborate and support student’s professional development.


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