Paris: Huawei today launched the Tech Arena competition at Viva Technology 2022, one of Europe’s biggest tech summits. Huawei’s Tech Arena competitions are sponsored and designed by Huawei’s global labs in partnership with top universities to give students around the world more opportunities to experiment and learn how to solve real-world problems.
Xiang Zishang, vice president of Huawei’s European Research Institute, explained how the company plans to hold at least 10 Tech Arena competitions for more than 1,000 students in the 2022-2023 school year. These competitions will be hosted in many different countries including France, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Israel. Huawei hopes that this systematic approach to technology competitions will allow more students to participate in and benefit from this type of program.
When discussing the planned content of the competition, Xiang said, “We need to broaden our horizons, communicate with talents to understand their needs, and help more outstanding talents to develop and emerge from these competitions. Consequently, the themes and axes of these competitions will cover a wide range of advanced technological subjects. Previous challenges have focused on topics such as optical network modeling, real-time intelligence, and automotive applications.
Participants will have the opportunity to test their coding, algorithms, math and engineering skills to solve real industrial problems. The contests will each have six winners, who will receive cash rewards or Huawei consumer products, such as smartwatches and laptops.
Technological competitions such as Tech Arena offer platforms allowing local talents to improve their skills and create a space between industry and the university world where talented students can learn new ways to apply their academic knowledge to challenges of the challenges of real world. The commercial value generated by this knowledge, in turn, stimulates new research and breakthroughs.
Dario Rossi, Laboratory Director at the Huawei Research Center in Paris, explained, “Today’s students will be tomorrow’s researchers. Being exposed to interesting and challenging problems early on can motivate them to pursue a high-level technical career. »
Huawei currently operates many R&D research centers in Europe, mainly equipped with local researchers. They are also currently in partnership with more than 300 universities and 900 research institutes around the world on cultivation and the search for international talent. In 2021, the company’s annual spending on university funding and partnerships jumped to US$400 million, an increase from previous years.
For more information on the French Tech Arena 2022 competition, go to: xanti.fr