Huawei today announced its $1 million sponsorship to become the foundation partner of Auckland’s innovation hub – GridAKL.
The aim of the partnership is to help Auckland’s innovative ICT and digital companies make inroads into international markets.
The 3-year agreement between Huawei, a leading ICT player based in China, and ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) that manages GridAKL will help in leveraging the council’s $20 million investment in GridAKL by developing opportunities Auckland’s economy.
As part of the partnership, Huawei will showcase its communications technology with its systems installed within GridAKL’s buildings.
“Since arriving in New Zealand 10 years ago, Huawei has forged many great partnerships with local companies,” said Huawei Global Deputy Chairman and rotating CEO Guo Ping.
Huawei will use its expertise to turn GridAKL’s first two permanent buildings into a premium location for growing ICT and digital media companies. Huawei will supply its enterprise platform and smart building infrastructure equipment for installation in the first two GridAKL buildings.