Huawei Spark programme to accelerate tech startups

HUAWEI Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has brought the Huawei Spark programme to Malaysia, which aims to incubate and accelerate company growth and build an ecosystem for businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC) COO Datuk Ng Wan Peng said the Huawei Spark programme is a hybrid accelerator programme to support deep tech companies in APAC, with a focus on firms that use 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning & analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application.

The programme aims to drive output in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, healthcare, manufacturing and smart cities.

“There is a rise in demand for digital solutions and deep tech innovations, hence, this programme is very timely. It will provide local tech companies with the opportunity to gain financial support, test their go-to-market strategies, and connect with mentors, among others,” she said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Mohamad Rejab Sulaiman, general manager of data centre, cloud and Internet, TM ONE said that cloud is the backbone technology in today’s digital age, powering all other innovative technologies such as 5G, AI/machine learning & analytics, IoT, and edge computing.

“It complements our recently announced collaboration with MDEC, in our joint efforts to further strengthen the digital readiness of Malaysia, including digitally empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), in support of TM’s unique role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia.” he added.

Huawei Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan said: “Through this collaboration, I believe we will be able to create a conducive space for businesses to grow, to build a healthy ecosystem where they can thrive, and together with their innovative solutions, drive digital transformation across the country to firmly position Malaysia as the heart of Digital ASEAN.” – Dec 1, 2020

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