Huawei joins EIT Digital

Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital and Dr. Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s European Research Institute sign partnership agreement.

Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital and Dr. Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s European Research Institute sign partnership agreement.

Leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, has become the latest organisation to join EIT Digital. The partnership agreement signed in Munich this week makes Huawei Technologies’ European Research Institute an Affiliate Partner of EIT Digital’s German Node.

By joining EIT Digital, Huawei will have access to a pipeline of digital innovation and the opportunity to co-develop new cutting edge technologies and services with experts from across Europe. As a global supplier of telecommunications solutions with a strong European presence, Huawei provides a range of valuable industry experience and reach into international markets.

Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital said: “EIT Digital is pleased with Huawei joining our organisation as it’s a strong recognition of our added-value for world players like Huawei. The know-how and expertise that Huawei brings to EIT Digital is a welcome addition and their international market access will strengthen our global impact.”

Dr. Walter Weigel, vice-president of Huawei’s European Research Institute (ERI), emphasised the mutual benefits of the collaboration with EIT Digital. “Huawei’s membership of EIT Digital is a win-win situation. The cooperation with important partners working on European research projects enables Huawei to bring innovations to the market even faster, and to contribute to positioning Europe as a global innovation leader. For example, we are currently examining with the EIT Digital Satellite Centre at the fortiss Institute in Munich about our contribution to a High Impact Initiative. Also the excellent start-up network of EIT Digital and the know-how of the German partnership are very attractive for us, for instance to create analyses and surveys.”

“We are happy to welcome Huawei as a new Partner. Their competencies in the digital sector and their longstanding expertise in research and development will significantly boost our innovation projects. In Munich, the partnership is positioned at a perfect location; the city has a strong base of digital companies and dominates core topics like Industry 4.0.” explains Dr. Udo Bub, Director of EIT Digital Germany.

As well as collaborating with the network at the Berlin Co-Location Centre, Huawei will also be working with partners at the at the EIT Digital Satellite Co-Location Centre in Munich and engaging with EIT Digital’s pan European Network of more than 130 partners.

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