Cairo – Huawei Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in cooperation with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to launch the Huawei “Spark” program. The program aims to provide high-tech startups with the opportunity to enter new markets, expand their customer base, and co-create with Huawei.
The envisaged coordination aims to provide promising technology-driven startups in the fields of artificial intelligence, data management, gaming, and e-commerce with free access to Huawei’s unique cloud resource ecosystem. In addition, selected startups will have access to Huawei’s training programs for technical support, including cloud technology and artificial intelligence such as AI development environment, database, and operating system, to develop their own applications, services, and devices.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr. MaBen, Board Member, General Manager of PR and Communications of Huawei Egypt, and Dr. Hossam Othman, Vice President of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and Managing Director of Technology. Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIEC). Both parties believe that the Spark Incubation and Acceleration Platform will drive digital transformation in various sectors such as healthcare, fintech, education, energy, etc. in line with Egypt’s 2030 vision.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, Dr. Hossam Othman, Vice President of ITIDA and CEO of TIEC, said, “We are excited to partner with Huawei to support startups in their early stages of growth. Such a program aims to have a significant impact on our entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt; pave the way for promising opportunities. It is also in line with our core objectives of promoting innovation in Egypt as well as our mandate to build the capacity of young talents using the latest ICT technologies.
Mr. MaBen, Board Member, General Manager of Public Affairs and Communications of Huawei Egypt, said: “As a company that constantly strives to empower the technology industry, we are pleased to partner with ITIDA to provide multi-level support to start-ups and enable the use of the technology stack Huawei to accelerate the growth of startups in Egypt. We at Huawei see such a program as part of the company’s responsibility to the development of society.
He added, “Huawei treats Spark program startups as business partners, giving them access to Huawei’s vast global portfolio of enterprise customers. Startups will be able to reach service users through the Huawei Consumer Ecosystem and Huawei App Gallery, and reach millions of enterprise users around the world through the Huawei Cloud Marketplace.
It should be noted that Huawei has also launched a program in many other countries to help train digital experts and build a local ecosystem. Huawei believes that startups can grow faster with the right mentorship and support through the program, and create more jobs to support economic recovery, not only regionally but also globally.
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