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The Awarding Ceremony of the 8th Huawei ICT Competition Europe was held in Istanbul

Apr 28, 2024

[Türkiye, Istanbul, April 28, 2024] The award ceremony for Huawei ICT Competition Europe 2023-2024 was held in Istanbul, Turkey on April 25. More than 200 college and university students, academics, government officials, KOLs, and media from more than 10 countries and regions in Europe attended the event.

The competition, hosted by Huawei under the theme of "Connection, Glory, Future" aimed to enhance young students' ICT knowledge and practical skills. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of The Republic of Türkiye, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Istanbul and other important guests delivered opening speeches and presented awards to winning teams. Keynote speeches were delivered by representative from the UNESCO Global Skills Academy and Professor of Università Politecnica delle Marche.

Jim Lu, President of the European Region, Senior Vice President of Huawei, noted in his opening speech that the Huawei ICT Competition started in 2015. Over the past eight years, more than 700,000 outstanding individuals have participated in this competition. He added, "Huawei is in Europe, for Europe. Huawei highly values talent and plan to train 100,000 people in the coming five years, to help them realize their full potential."


Jim Lu, President of Huawei's European Region, delivers welcoming speech

At the event, Tide Xu, Chief Strategy Officer of Huawei Europe, reminded the audience that low-carbon development and intelligent transformation are the megatrends driving the industry forward, and ICT technology is the key enabler of Intelligent World. Huawei provides mechanisms such as ICT competitions, talent job fairs and Seeds for the Future to promote talent value. At the same time, in order to bridge the digital divide, Huawei launched TECH4ALL in 2019, a long-term digital inclusion initiative.


Tide Xu, Chief Strategy Officer of Huawei's European Region, delivers a keynote speech

Soledad Patiño, Coordinator of the UNESCO Global Skills Academy, said that "Initiatives like the Huawei ICT Academy and Huawei ICT Competition contribute to our goal of bridging the digital divide and nurturing individuals and communities to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape where digital skills are indispensable".

On the same day, the Huawei ICT Academy Europe teachers and students also held discussions to discuss the way forward.

The 8th competition in Europe had four tracks: AI innovation, Networking, Cloud, and Computing. More than 700 students from 22 countries and over 100 universities in Europe participated in the Competition. First prize went to teams from Türkiye MEF University, Poznan University of Technology from Poland, K Labs in Italy and Erzurum University of Technology in Türkiye. Some of the winning teams from the European Region will participate in the Global Finals in Shenzhen, China in May.


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