MIT, HP forming digital data alliance
- By Daniel Keegan
- Jun 06, 2000
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Hewlett-Packard Co. are set
to form a $25 million alliance to develop new ways to create and manage
Under the memorandum of understanding signed June 2, the two organizations
will work together for five years to investigate new architectures, devices
and user interfaces for use in information-rich environments as well as
new services for commerce, education and personal use.
The alliance establishes a stronger research alliance, sharing resources
and HP equipment.
Future plans include projects within the Laboratory for Computer Science,
the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Sloan Center
for eBusiness@MIT, the Internet and Telecoms Convergence Consortium and
the MIT libraries.
HP and MIT have partnered before. In March MIT libraries and HP announced
plans to build a $1.8 million digital archive. HP is also a founding sponsor
of the Sloan School for eBusiness@MIT, committing $900,000 over three years.