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rapido gives accompanies the opportunity

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to tap into the gigantic ecosystem of

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relationships and partnerships the

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university has particularly being

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located in the center of Sydney and

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surrounded by so many startups SMEs and

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large companies around here in the

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Faculty of engineering and IT we've got

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about 200 researchers from mechatronic

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to civil to software data analytics and

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others when you have a company who comes

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to a university with a need for new

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technologies and innovation for a new

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product or vision for new service they

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typically engage with academics if you

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look at commercial orange companies the

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way they translate their research to

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practice to their products actually

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involves quite a few skills which are

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not typically available in universities

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the rapido is about making those skills

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available to help our academics

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translate their research to the products

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or innovative visions our partners have

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one of our partners they came to us to

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run a project or an IOT the Internet of

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Things one of the key things they said

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about rapido is that the large value for

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them is they could do the hardware

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mechatronic and the software all in one

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place and on top of that we have we're

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leading expertise in all those domains

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usually we find that the clients come to

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us for a few different reasons

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they are too busy in the day-to-day

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operations to conduct short quick fast

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innovative activities some others are

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more interested in the translation of

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research products so they find rapido is

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gonna give them the team with

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commercial-grade experience who can

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deliver something with quality in a very

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agile manner we form dedicated teams

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with people from rapido and from the

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academia together we also assign a

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project delivery manager who is going to

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be really in charge and responsible for

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the execution what we think is important

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is to be our external partners a single

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point of contact throughout the projects

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when you're working with a commercial

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customer you're always working to a

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price point and that can be quite

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challenging and I think there may be

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opportunities down the track with that

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sort of thing that we could develop new

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technologies because we've got this

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close relationship with this person

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that's in the real world manufacturing

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stuff we've got the opportunity to see

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early on what the problems are that they

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face and perhaps try and solve them so

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the moment we cover areas such as

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Internet of Things IOT take general

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telecommunication 5g closer computer

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vision data analytics and also we have a

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new poll of expertise around 3d

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geometric processing and 3d scanning 3d

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printing and finally we really want to

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do strong focus on industry for fangio

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technologies also in collaboration with

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the new total space we are building

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since 2009 I am the project leader and

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the main core developer of the national

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of the project Nash Lobby is an open

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source software that is devoted for the

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geometry processing a very large of 3d

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models we have more than three million

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ballots

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all around the world using it

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challenging environments IP is actually

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rarely an issue in discussions for

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rapido projects UTSA has a very flexible

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approach to IQ we work on a case-by-case

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basis but very often we realize that

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having a flexible approach to Ikea

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greatly facilitates the translation of

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research practice so if you're a company

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and you want to create a new

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differentiation for your business you

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can come to UTSA and tap into our

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academic experts and rapido together to

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not only access the state-of-the-art

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technology but also have a team that

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will provide the hardware and the

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software support for your product

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