29th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Towards a digital future: Turning technology into markets?", Trento, Italy, 1st - 4th August 2018
Huawei's Huawei Innovation Research Program (HIRP) has contributed to the development of Huawei from a Chinese start-up to a global ICT leader by lavaraging its cross-border and cross-cultural network connecting world-class scholars. With the help of HIRP, Huawei has acheived a large number of breakthroughs in both fundamental research and technology applications. The HIRP has acted as a systematic and transferable model to address the challenges of Academic-Industry partnership, with three consistent and consecutive approaches, namely shared objectives; relationship multiplier and portfolio-level connections. Our focus on the relationship as a key value differentiator has reduced the mismatch between Huawei and academia.This enhanced access to high quality academic partners enables the innovation of many game-changing technologies and leads to a Better Connected World.