Policymakers, academics and industry leaders discuss future innovation and how to enhance industry-academia collaboration.
Huawei hosted its second Academic Salon in central London 21 June, 2018. Top policymakers, academics and industry leaders gathered to discuss how UK universities should prepare for future innovation.
The UK Government Science Minister Sam Gyimah said: “Developing the relationship between businesses and our world leading researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. Huawei’s long-term commitment to open collaboration with UK academic institutions is a great example of how we can bring together academic minds and businesses to ensure not only the research but the development is done here in the UK, producing the products and technologies of tomorrow.”
Professor Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, added, “No single organization has all the answers. Partnerships drive progress. That is why we established a new research group with Huawei and BT last year. By working with industry we seek to improve the technologies we use on a daily basis, and ensure that the insights delivered through our research have a wide impact. Universities are a natural place for innovation, but it is through collaboration with technology partners, like Huawei, that we can best prepare our institutions for the future.”
Professor Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, in conversation with John Gill, Editor, Times Higher Education at Huawei Academic Salon
Chen Lifang, Board Director and Senior Vice President of Huawei, said, “Huawei holds a fundamental belief in the power of education and research. It is part of our worldwide commitment to R&D, our devotion to inspiring and supporting STEM careers. We see our partnerships with universities as an important part of this effort and we are especially proud of our long-term relationships with universities in the UK.”
Chen Lifang, Board Director of Huawei, Sam Gyimah, the UK Government Science Minister, and Professor Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor of University of Cambridge (left to right) attended Academic Salon