Chinese IT enterprises vendor Huawei and Imperial College London will invest in a data science lab. The investment is aimed at enhancing Huawei’s big data capabilities.
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, said Huawei in a statement.
Huawei said the data science lab is the first major corporate partnership within Imperial’s new Data Science Institute, which will cultivate multidisciplinary collaborations between the College’s academic experts and research partners to develop new big data technologies.
Huawei will invest in equipment including next-generation cloud computing servers, a research and innovation fund, and operational costs for the new lab.
“By bringing its experts together with our engineers we believe we can create new products and services that will harness the huge potential of big data,” said William Xu, chief executive officer of Huawei Enterprise Business Group.