Researchers and students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are working with Japan's Fuji Xerox to make it easier for people to access online files on the go.
This is one of the areas that teams from both sides will look into, after two pacts were signed in July and October last year between the School of Computing and the Interactive & Digital Media Institute at NUS, and Fuji Xerox's Incubation Centre of Research and Technology Group in Japan.
They will look at how to move documents efficiently through wireless networks, given the growth of smartphone and tablet computer use in office and industry environments, NUS said on Monday.
Computing students from NUS will also be participating in research internships with Fuji Xerox. A postgraduate student is currently on a research internship in Yokohama.
The university said in a media release that the joint projects will enable NUS and Singapore to continue attracting top research talent and global research partners in the field of digital document and media management.
"Partnerships with leading technology companies like Fuji Xerox serve an important role in our research mission, giving our faculty, students and researchers a keen understanding of cutting-edge problems as well as an outlet for achieving greater impact with their research," said Professor David Rosenblum, dean of the School of Computing.
Mr Hirotsugu Kashimura, department manager of Fuji Xerox's Incubation Centre, also said he believes "this symbiotic relationship will yield a mutually beneficial result, encompassing both technology and business".