Huawei unveils OpenLab 3.0 Asia Pacific to Foster Regional Partnership

The US$20M project endeavours to converge technology, talents, and partners in one innovation platform.

[Singapore] OpenLab 3.0 Asia-Pacific, Huawei’s latest regional center of joint innovation, partner establishment, and industry solution adaptation, is officially launched today in Singapore. Serving as the base for ecosystem cooperation in the region, OpenLab 3.0 brings together industry talents and ICT capabilities. The ceremony is witnessed by Mr Goh Pei Sheng, Vice President, Digital Industry Singapore (DISG). Over 60 partners and guests from technology and public sector, industry associations, and universities attended the ceremony.

Aspired to accelerate the progress of digital transformation, the US$20 million project aims to upgrade OpenLab 3.0 in Singapore and radiate its capabilities across the APAC and beyond. Tapping into the capabilities of the platform, Huawei cooperates with local partners to create customer-centric and innovative scenario-based solutions, such as the Smart Campus and Smart Classroom. Building on its advantages in advanced network, storage, optical, and wireless technology, as well as its leading capabilities in cloud and AI, Huawei continues to work with partners to build an ecosystem, accelerating digital transformation in public service, finance, transportation, energy and more industries, further strengthening Singapore as the regional hub of continuous innovation.

“The booming digital economy in APAC will lead to new innovative services and applications. To accelerate the digital transformation of industries, a more open and diversified industry ecosystem is required”, said Mr. Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei APAC Enterprise Business Group. “OpenLab 3.0 is a global technology platform for local partners, customers and institutions of higher learning in APAC. It explores joint solutions based on the demands of various industries and continuously contributes to building the Digital APAC.”

Mr. Jun Zhang, President of Huawei APAC Public Affairs and Communications, shared its talent development model PIPES. “Standing for Platforms, Innovation, Professionalism, Experience, and Skills, PIPES delivers targeted talent programs for individuals from all walks of life, in order to foster an inclusive talent ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. OpenLab 3.0, a platform for innovation, experience and know-how sharing, exemplifies our talent-centric commitment, and is set to emerge as a pivotal hub for talent cultivation across the region.”

“OpenLab 1.0 to 2.0 is looking at tomorrow from today’s perspective. OpenLab 3.0 is cooperating with our partners to look at tomorrow from the day after tomorrow’s perspective and explore more possibilities in the future through our comprehensive innovative R&D capabilities and investment. Incubating and enabling more future-oriented local applications and innovative solutions, while promoting them to the entire Asia-Pacific region to support digital transformation of various industries.” Mr Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International shared during his speech at the ceremony.

“Cloud OpenLab”, a partner-oriented solution integration & verification platform on cloud architecture is also launched at the ceremony. Huawei’s partners, Mr. Simon Chung, President Global Business Division, Chinasoft International and Mr. Jeffrey Yam Director-Founder, Maxxmedia International shared on collaboration journey with Huawei in incubating Smart Campus and Smart Classroom solutions during the ceremony respectively. Huawei OpenLab in Singapore is officially launched in 2016.  To date, Huawei OpenLab in Singapore has welcomed over 6000 industry visitors from the APAC region, forged collaborations with more than 100 partners to create customer-centric solutions. To date, Huawei has established OpenLabs across the globe, in Suzhou, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, and beyond, jointly developing and launching technologies and solutions with more than 400 partners worldwide.