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Huawei innovation centre launched in Saudi Arabia

Huawei innovation centre launched in Saudi Arabia

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One of the largest customer solution innovation and integration experience centres in the Middle East has opened in Riyadh

Huawei Centre launched in Riyadh by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment aims to support the Kingdom’s drive for innovation

One of the largest customer solution innovation and integration experience centres (CSIC) in the Middle East has opened in Riyadh.

With more than 1200 square metres of floor space, the Huawei CSIC will accelerate the digital transformation of the Saudi economy by providing an open ecosystem for innovation.

The centre will allow industry partners to build solutions, verify new business models, and customise applications and services to sectors such as the utilities, energy, transportation, education, and government.

H.E. Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman, the Advisor to Minister of Commerce and Investment and Governor of Small and 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, China Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: “Huawei is not only one of China’s outstanding home-grown companies, but also the world’s leading ICT Company. Huawei is a forerunner in enhancing the economic and trade cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia.

“Huawei’s advanced technology solutions have been widely used in various sectors and industries, making positive contributions not only to the development of the Saudi ICT sector but also to the development of the national economy.

“Today, we see that Huawei is actively pursuing social responsibility in order to support the vision of Saudi national innovation. The company is also training more ICT talent to further the transformation of the national economy. It is truly a very commendable step.

“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.”

Mr. Li Xiangyu, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Huawei Middle East, said: “We are honoured to have His Excellency inaugurate one of the largest CSIC for Huawei in the region.

“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.”

H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of the CITC, extended thanks to Huawei for establishing the centre and providing training solutions for Saudis in the ICT sector. He strongly believes that ICT companies in Saudi Arabia play an important role in developing this vibrant sector.

In addition to catering to government and enterprise customers, the CSIC will also play an active role in promoting innovation among young people as the centre opens its doors 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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