Huawei announces €70 million R&D investment in Ireland over the next 3 years. #Huawei #R&D

Huawei has today announced a €70 million investment in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next three years to support its growing business in Ireland.

The company has said the R&D will focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and site-reliability engineering (SRE). The work will be supported by over 100 highly-skilled researchers, experts and engineers Huawei employs across its R&D offices in Cork, Athlone and Dublin.

Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman, making the announcement in Shenzhen, said: “Ireland has outstanding talent and some of the best researchers in the world. Our R&D efforts are diverse in Ireland, like software in Dublin and hardware in Cork. Ireland has a great opportunity to continue to grow as an economy and become a technological hub. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with our local customers and partners.”

Jijay Shen, CEO of Huawei Ireland, said: Our focus is on long-term investment and building positive relationships with key partners in Ireland. This investment over three years will help us drive innovation and collaboration in Ireland.”

The company’s Dublin R&D office is part of Huawei’s European Research Institute and forms part of Huawei’s research ecosystem. Huawei’s Irish R&D function is an important part of the local technology ecosystem in Ireland. It has developed positive and long-standing relationships with startups, government agencies and third-level institutions.

Huawei works with a number of Irish third-level institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.  It helps fund vital Irish research into video, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.  The company also partners key Science Foundation Ireland centres such as Connect, Insight, Adapt and Lero.  In 2018, Huawei Ireland received a Technology Ireland award for its work with Adapt which focused on a system that enables automatic in-scene detection and placement of advertisements in videos.

 

 

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

One comment

  1. Hi there, found your blog for first time today, with this piece on Hussein.
    As is often stated in business, “always start with the positive”….‘Interesting to note the above contd investment by Huawei in Ireland, especially in light of what is going on elsewhere in the world currently, i.e. US/China trade war, markets’ upheaval and global economic downturn.
    However, in light of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiatives across Asia, the African continent and entering Europe, (with already questioned infrastructure quality and enormous debt levels incurred by reliance on Chinese financial investment), at what stage does such parallel investment from China in other fields become a potential deterrent, e.g., USA seeking “less” input from China because of alleged theft of technological breakthroughs, copying of patents, etc…. China owns more than US$1.2 billion of US debt (bonds). So, can we protect our ‘share’ of what is being developed, or will our best and brightest, coming from Irish third level disappear into Chinese owned entities, developing and operating new technological advances, that will all essentially, be owned by Chinese companies, not indigenous companies or young high tech entrepreneurs?

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