Participate in Huawei Spark Programme To Accelerate Your A.I Research

Date : 12-Nov-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


  • Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. 
  • Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia entrusted to lead Malaysia's digital economy forward. 
  • TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) Group.

Key Takeaways:

  • Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (Huawei) has brought the Huawei Spark programme to Malaysia – a programme which aims to incubate and accelerate company growth and build an ecosystem for businesses in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  • The programme was launched today in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC) Global Acceleration and Innovation Network programme (GAIN) and powered by TM ONE – the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) – through its α Edge (pronounced as Alpha Edge) Cloud platform.
  • Representatives from Soft Space Sdn Bhd and Hexa Food Sdn Bhd also shared their insights during the panel session.


  • The Huawei Spark programme is a hybrid accelerator programme targeting startups focusing on the following industries:
    • E-commerce, Fintech, Healthcare,Manufacturing and Smart Cities.
  • The programme encourages participating startups to leverage the technologies from Huawei developers ecosystem such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning & Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Edge Computing.
  • Companies can submit their pitches during the application period between November 12, 2020 and January 11, 2021,
  • There will be 10 winners, to be ranked 1st to 10th.
  • No direct funding will be provided.
  • Example, 1st rank company will receive financial support in the form of USD 125,000 worth of Cloud credits for the company to build their technology stack.


  • Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief,Operating Officer of MDEC,said, the programme provides local tech companies with the opportunity to gain financial support, test their go-to-market strategies, and connect with mentors, among others.
  • Mohamad Rejab Sulaiman, General Manager of Data Centre, Cloud and Internet, TM ONE, said,in today’s digital age, cloud is the backbone technology powering all other innovative technologies such as 5G, AI/Machine Learning & Analytics, IoT, and Edge computing.
  • CEO of Huawei Malaysia Mr Michael Yuan,said,the programme does not just limit to startup, it is also applicable to businesses looking to grow and embrace digitization by leveraging Huawei technologies and developers ecosystem.  


The Huawei Spark programme was first launched in 2020 by Huawei’s Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) business group and in view of its beneficial value, it is now being brought for the first time to Malaysian shores. 

Editor's comments:

  • Participating this program allows companies an avenue to the penetrate China's market.
  • Huawei can help participants with fast forwarding A.I research - means you don't need to research A.I from scratch, you can just leverage on existing technologies from Huawei.
    • If you have a requirement for A.I, this is a good place to begin.
Huawei Spark Programme Launch 2020
Huawei Malaysia CEO Mr. Michael Yuan and MDEC COO Dato’ Ng Wan Peng launching the Huawei Spark Malaysia programme