Huawei has signed a deal with the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology to develop cloud, 5G and artificial intelligence in Indonesia.
The agreement is in line with Indonesia’s five-year national tech strategy announced in August that aims to steer the country towards AI adoption.
Under the collaboration, Huawei will provide BPPT with expertise on cloud, 5G and AI, while BPPT will allow Huawei access to information that would help with tech research in Indonesia.
“The BPPT’s collaboration with Huawei is a symbol of open innovation as well as part of our commitment to accelerate the creation of a strong, innovation-based digital ecosystem in Indonesia,” said Research and Technology Minister, Bambang Bordjonegoro.
The Indonesia Government expects the BPPT to receive up-to-date information from Huawei regarding industry needs.
“We hope that this collaboration can become a progenitor to Indonesia’s efforts to become more competitive in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0,” said Minister Bordjonegoro.
The agreement matches BPPT’s triple-helix collaboration between academia, the Government and industry to realize Indonesia’s digital economy country goals by 2035 and its vision to become a developed country by 2045.
“The transfer of knowledge and technology in the field of artificial intelligence, cloud and 5G by Huawei is expected to increase the role of technology auditing in Making Indonesia 4.0, and contribute to the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence,” said BPPT Head, Hammam Riza.
Huawei Indonesia CEO Jacky Chen said that the collaboration signifies a ‘token of trust’ towards the company’s next-generation technology and shows their readiness in adopting the triple-helix synergy in the digital ecosystem.
“The mission and commitment of BPPT is in line with the spirit that Huawei continues to build in the field of research and innovation development. For more than three decades, Huawei has made a long-term investment in this area and laid a strong foundation for Huawei’s success as a world technology leader,” said Mr. Chen.
Huawei, which is ranked the sixth most innovative company in the world this year, has established global partnerships with more than 300 universities and 900 research institutions around the world.
In August, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that his government will allocate a budget of US$2 billion (30.5 trillion rupiah) to support the country’s ICT development. Since then, Widodo’s administration has made considerable progress in data centers and cloud computing.