d&b audiotechnik Asia-Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic (RP) to collaborate on a range of initiatives to enhance education, training and career opportunities.
Anand Narayanan, CEO at d&b audiotechnik Asia-Pacific, led the move, which will see leaders from the d&b Education & Application Support, Research & Development, and Design teams work with Republic Polytechnic’s School of Technology for the Arts to deliver a range of student-focused education, internships and consultancy.
RP’s School of Technology for the Arts offers a diverse range of diploma courses in the creative industry, nurturing the next generation of creative audio technicians and designers. Over the years, the polytechnic has forged a strong industry network with pro-audio studios, as well as arts and theatre organisations.
“We are excited to collaborate with d&b, a renowned audio solutions company,” says Emida Natalaray, director, School of Technology for the Arts at Republic Polytechnic. “Through this partnership, our staff and students can benefit from d&b’s expertise and tap into opportunities in internships, joint projects, staff attachments, consultancy and Continuing Education and Training. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our efforts to further enhance Republic Polytechnic’s curriculum. Moving ahead, we will further leverage cutting edge immersive audio technologies as we train content creators and designers of the future.”
Amos Jen, vice president of sales, d&b Asia-Pacific, comments: “d&b is committed to excellence in audio and system design and training the next generation of pro-audio experts is key to building a strong industry for the future. We are thrilled to partner with an educational institution like Republic Polytechnic, which has built a reputation for high-quality sound-related courses in the arts and in business. We look forward to working closely with staff and students to drive forward pro-audio expertise, and share knowledge and innovation.”
As part of the MOU, d&b will conduct workshops at Republic Polytechnic in the form of seminars, invite students to d&b workshops, input to student courses, and explore a range of system design and software enhancements. The company will also share innovations in the d&b portfolio including ArrayCalc, NoizCalc and the d&b Soundscape system, demonstrating their benefits in real-world applications. In addition, d&b will assist in developing and delivering Pre-Employment Training and Continuing Education Training.
The MOU is part of a wider d&b audiotechnik drive to identify and work with reputable Institutes of Higher Learning and contribute to industry development. Through this, d&b will deliver training and knowledge-sharing programmes for students, staff, and industry stakeholders in the live sound industry.