Huawei extends Innovation Centre network into KSA

Centre to allow partners experience, architect, validate, build and customise applications

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Huawei extends Innovation Centre network into KSA The centre will provide both government entities and enterprises in Saudi Arabia a facility to experience first-hand the latest technologies from Huawei.
By  David Ndichu Published  July 31, 2017

Huawei’s industry partners in Saudi Arabia have a new venue to interact with the company’s technology after the opening of an innovation centre in Riyadh.

The Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Centre (CSIC) in the Saudi capital is one of the largest of such facilities for Huawei in the Middle East region.

Huawei said the centre will provide an open ecosystem for innovation allowing to experience, architect, validate and build solutions, verify new business models, customise applications and services to sectors such as utility, energy, transportation, education and government.  

Commenting on the CSIC launch, H.E. Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman, Advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Investment, Governor of Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority, said: “The launch of Huawei’s CSIC in Riyadh is a step forward to support the Saudi 2030 vision and the digitisation plan, which play a big role in diversifying the Kingdom’s economy.”

His Excellency Mr. Li Huaxin, Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Huawei is a forerunner in enhancing the economic and trade cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia. “The integration of Saudi 2030 vision and China’s ‘belt and road’ initiative will bring unlimited opportunities for business and cooperation between the two countries. I believe and hope that Huawei will continue to play a leading role in the kingdom,” he added.

Li Xiangyu (Space Lee), vice president of Public Affairs and Communications, Huawei Middle East said, “This launch confirms our commitment to the Saudi people and supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, which places great emphasis on innovation in the ICT sector. The centre will provide both government entities and enterprises in Saudi Arabia with access to a world class facility and labs that enable them to experience the latest technologies and Huawei innovation first-hand. Huawei prides itself in successfully implementing experience gained from 170 markets around the world to guarantee the greatest benefit and value in Saudi Arabia."

The centre will also be open to school and university students. Huawei and universities in Saudi Arabia will be organising the ICT Skills and Innovation Competition, which aims to provide a stage for aspiring youth to showcase their ideas and concepts, with the winners enrolled in internship programs at Huawei.

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