Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the global roll-out of innovation centres, called HPE Digital Life Garage, with Dubai playing host to the inaugural hub.
HPE Digital Life Garage will be a business accelerator based on a co-innovation model -operated in collaboration with local market and global partners to create innovative technological concepts, develop them into an actionable Proof of Value and accelerate the idea-to-production lifecycle.
"Today, technology is an integral part of people's lives and has transformed what is considered possible. HPE wants to inspire local communities and bring together partners from government and industry to co-innovate and advance the way people live and work", said Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "The UAE's vision for innovation and its dynamic, growing economy is the reason why we decided to open our first HPE Digital Life Garage here."
HPE Digital Life Garage will consist of three parts; the Lab where interactive workshops will take place between HPE, customers and partners to create concepts and turn into pre-production demonstrations; the Venue where all innovations realised in the HPE Digital Life Garage in the UAE and across the world will be showcased to partners and customers; and the Digital Knowledge Centre, where new competencies in technology, business and management will be discussed through a combination of seminars, workshops and on-the-job training with lab fellows and senior engineers from HPE and its partners.
HPE Digital Life Garage will be part of the HPE Executive Briefing Centre family, operated by the global HPE Customer Advocacy organisation. It will offer HPE partners and customers in the UAE the opportunity to benefit from technologies developed around the world, while also exporting globally what is created in the UAE market.
Local partners of HPE Digital Life Garage will include UAE government entities, local start-ups and larger enterprises, research partners, as well as other relevant market players.
HPE Digital Life Garage hopes to spread benefits to various UAE stakeholders. For the government, it will serve as a centre for scientific research and home-grown tech solutions that can result in innovations for citizens. For the local business ecosystem, HPE Digital Life Garage will offer a fast route to production for their solutions. Finally, innovators from small start-ups to large scale corporations focused on creating new technologies and solutions will be able to get access to real data.
Further HPE Digital Life Garage locations will be announced later.