The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced on Tuesday (18) the launch of the second edition of his talent training program Seeds for the Future in Brazil during Futurecom 2016.

The project will be conducted in partnership with the Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination Foundation (Capes) of the Ministry of Education (MEC), in addition to Inatel universities, UFCG (Federal University of Campina Grande), PUC-RS (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul) and USP (Universidade de São Paulo).

Fifteen new students already selected universities will travel partnerships to the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, where they will receive training in research laboratories and development of networks of band fixed and mobile, 5G, computing cloud, Internet of Things and Internet of things.

In addition to the project, Huawei also signed a new letter of intent with the Ministry of Education, which must establish a partnership for the encouragement of educational projects for young people and adults in the information technology sector in Brazil. Details about the partnership were not disclosed, but the cooperation should include agreements with universities and other educational public institutions to train students in ICT.

“ICT investments have a direct impact on GDP growth. And, compared to other countries, the ICT sector in Brazil represents a lower percentage of GDP,” said Wei Yao, CEO Huawei Brazil, during the launch of partnerships “As a global player, Brazil needs to take the lead in innovation and technology development.”

Since 2005, Huawei has trained over 20,000 people in Brazil through its Learning Centers – initiatives that are part of the company’s own global efforts in research and development (R & D) and innovation, which annually receive 10 investment % of total company revenues. In the next three years, the company hopes to repeat the feat of the last nine, training new 20,000 talents in Brazil, in cooperation with universities and partners.

Partnerships with Universities

initiative of the Party includes two new closed projects also on Tuesday with the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP).

In partnership with Huawei, the USP should implement a new Center for Innovation and Training of Human Resources for the Future Internet Technologies, in order to qualify researchers and professionals in ICT for the formation of more labor-intensive for the domestic market.

The Center will be located at the Polytechnic School of USP and divided between the ideas of space and experimentation space, which should encourage the development of new solutions and startups to develop technologies, and function as a “living laboratory” implementing Internet of Things technologies both within the university campus.

“It is important that we enable our staff in this time of rapid transition technology that is changing our society,” said Moacyr Martucci, a professor at the University of São Paulo, during the signing of the agreement. “For this we need talent we seek in our universities, technical education and in all stages of education.”

In the Unesp, the new partnership will create a cooperation project for research and development network defined by software (sdns) for high-volume data environments. Through the use of Huawei’s computing solutions, State researchers will collaborate on projects with peers like CERN and the California Institute of Technology for the development of solutions for the industry SDN.

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