BRYAN, Texas — The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and R-Tech have signed a master research agreement for the RELLIS Campus.
Last week’s agreement will serve as the model for all other research agreements at the campus and will allow all Texas A&M System agencies, Texas A&M University and any A&M System regional university to complete research with R-Tech. The first of its kind at RELLIS, the agreement establishes the collaboration between members without establishing specific research objectives. With this agreement, researchers can propose projects with the industry member at later dates.
“This more open-ended agreement will streamline projects between our researchers and industry leaders, ultimately increasing the amount of studies done at RELLIS,” said Mark Bell, Program Manager.
The RELLIS Campus was founded in 2016 by the Texas A&M University System and was designed to establish a collaborative ecosystem built to foster advanced research, technology development, testing and evaluation, higher education and hands-on career training.
R-Tech is a subsidiary of Schreder, a Belgian company involved with outdoor and sports lighting, smart lighting and smart technology interface. The initial project at RELLIS will utilize a smart light pole to improve communication between autonomous vehicles and their environment via the internet.
For more information about the RELLIS Campus, visit https://rellis.tamus.edu/.
About the RELLIS Campus:
Founded in 2016 by The Texas A&M University System, the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, fosters cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and two- and four-year college degrees by tapping the System’s state agencies and multiple universities, along with academic, corporate and government partners outside the System.
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