Huawei to Co-Fund Research Lab with London University

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Huawei has announced that it is setting up a data science lab at Imperial College London as a joint venture with the London University. Huawei will provide equipment including cloud computing servers, a research and innovation fund, and operational costs for the new lab.

The Imperial College - Huawei Data Science Innovation Laboratory will bring together experts from across Imperial's faculties and Huawei researchers to harness data science research and develop new applications in fields such as smart cities, energy and healthcare.

The data science lab is also the first major corporate partnership within Imperial's new Data Science Institute, which will cultivate collaborations between the College's academic experts and research partners to develop new big data technologies.

The announcement of the lab follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Huawei and Imperial earlier in 2013, under which both parties agreed to look at opportunities for collaboration.

William Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "This collaboration with Imperial also bolsters the wider partnership programme we have with British universities, which includes working with other institutions around the UK on the 5G technologies that will revolutionise how we communicate in the future."

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