Briggs welcomes Huawei lab boost for University of Edinburgh.


Miles Briggs, Lothian MSP, is welcoming the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Edinburgh and the Chinese tech firm Huawei which will see the creation of a new lab in the city that will conduct cutting edge research into data science and data management. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion about the new partnership.


Speaking today Miles said:


“ This new partnership with one of the leading global tech firms, Huawei, is a significant boost for the University of Edinburgh. This new lab is Huawei’s first major project in Scotland and I hope it will lead to further collaboration and cooperation in future.


“ Data management and data science have the potential to be real growth sectors for the economy of Lothian and Scotland and I am delighted that researchers at the University of Edinburgh will be at the forefront of cutting edge research in this area.”


* Please see below a copy of the Parliamentary motion as tabled by Miles today.

Motion Number: S5M-06064
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 13/06/2017

Title: University of Edinburgh’s Partnership with Huawei UK

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the news that Huawei UK has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Edinburgh to develop a joint laboratory to conduct cutting-edge research into data science and data management; understands that Huawei is one of the largest Chinese investors in the UK and that this three-year partnership marks the beginning of the company’s collaboration with the university and is its first major project in Scotland; notes that the laboratory will explore new theories and technologies in data management and provide direction for innovative research into the next generation of information technology; considers that the data science, data management and information technology sector has the potential to drive economic growth in Edinburgh and Scotland, and create new, highly-skilled jobs, and wishes this exciting new partnership, which it considers is another boost for the University of Edinburgh and its reputation for innovation and research, every success in the next few years.

Miles Briggs