Covenant University signs Pact with Quadrev
Covenant University and Quadrev Limited on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of establishing industry/university strategic collaboration and joint research in areas of mutual interest. The field of collaboration is Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS research).
In the agreement, the scope of activities shall focus on creating unique industry/university research partnership (driven by industry needs and priorities) that would lead to commercialization of technologies in autonomous systems, including industrial robots, advanced manufacturing systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (e.g., ‘drones’), driverless vehicles, among others.
Both parties shall also explore, develop and start, or continue to implement research support and knowledge transfer to spur innovation exponentially, as well as co-sponsor seminars, workshop in areas of mutual interest. The parties under the agreement will also create educational opportunities and capacity building for Covenant University students and graduates from the College of Engineering, students and graduates of other institutions, staff of the University and employees of the industry partners.
At the brief event, which took place at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference room, the Head, Marketing, Sales and Global Research of Quadrev Limited, Mr. Fatunbi Tolulope, signed on behalf of his organisation while the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo signed for the University.
Professor Ayo noted that the University would produce unmanned aerial vehicles that would be a departure from what obtains in other institutions. This, according to him, would have some level of intelligence that would help to secure the University and the nation as a whole.
Also present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Samuel John; Assistant Director in the VC’s Office, Dr. Steven Oluwatobi and Legal Officer, Barrister Ayodele Osayande.