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Rafiah Ibrahim

Ericsson to launch innovation hubs in MEA

DUBAI, February 28, 2018

Ericsson has announced its near-future plans to create new innovation hubs serving Middle East and Africa markets following the same global concept of Ericsson Garage.

Ericsson Garage is an open innovation platform, inspired by lean start-up methodology. Ericsson Garage teams work with short development cycles in close dialog with customers, users and partners, learning and pivoting fast with each new iteration of a minimum viable product to ensure the final version fulfils actual customer needs and pain points.

Ericsson Garage in Kista, Sweden is where it all started, however ground-breaking ideas need a space to flourish in every corner of the planet to benefit humanity as a whole, that’s why Ericsson started opening several affiliates across the globe in different locations including Budapest, Aachen, Paris, Silicon Valley, Gothenburg, Croatia, Montreal, Ottawa, Lund, Linkoping, Poland and Beijing.

In order to continue the global expansion plans, new Ericsson Garage sites will be created in the Middle East and Africa.

Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “As a corporate incubator, Ericsson Garage provides a platform for the innovation community as it builds innovation partnerships with customers and academia, supports start-ups and accelerates the development of new business ideas.

“Today, I am proud to see such a great model coming to the Middle East and Africa for the first time. This open model will ensure maximum cross-pollination of new thinking and provide an inspirational opportunity for local talents to innovate and bring about real, fast-paced and creative innovations that will serve the needs of our customers.” – TradeArabia News Service

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