Huawei partners with Trinity as it plans to grow R&D output

The company is also adding almost 20 highly skilled jobs in its Cork operation

Guo Ping of Huawei and Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost of Trinity College. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the company’s expanding Irish operations are a “strong endorsement of Ireland’s tech credentials”. Photograph: iStock

Guo Ping of Huawei and Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost of Trinity College. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the company’s expanding Irish operations are a “strong endorsement of Ireland’s tech credentials”. Photograph: iStock

 

Chinese phone provider Huawei has partnered with Trinity College Dublin as it aims to grow its research and development (R&D) output in Ireland.

Additionally, the company has expanded its Cork R&D operation, which is growing to nearly 20 highly-skilled staff.

The collaboration with Trinity will focus on focus on video intelligence and how artificial intelligence will impact society.

Guo Ping, Huawei chief executive, said the Trinity partnership forms a part of the company’s growing commitment to investing in Ireland. “We are continuing to tap into Ireland’s growing clusters of video, artificial intelligence, cloud, telecoms and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the company’s expanding Irish operations are a “strong endorsement of Ireland’s tech credentials”.

“Bilateral trade between Ireland and China is now worth over €12 billion each year, and by strengthening our links with companies like Huawei we can increase this further in the years ahead,” he added.