Lei Di Net Lotte reported on November 25th
The Xiaomi Wuhan headquarters project was officially started in Wuhan Optics Valley today. Xiaomi Chairman and CEO Lei Jun attended the project start-up ceremony.
Lei Jun said that Wuhan has a superior geographical position and has the first-class university resources in the country. It is very suitable for building a R&D-centered base. In the future, Xiaomi will “heavy warehouse” and “Wuhan headquarters will be planned by 10,000 people to build Wuhan into an artificial intelligence era. Technical high ground.
The Xiaomi Wuhan Headquarters Building is located to the south of Jiufeng 1st Road and west of Guanggu 5th Road. It is expected to be completed in 2 or 3 years and will accommodate approximately 2,500 employees.
From the scene, land leveling work is in place.
Xiaomi has positioned Wuhan as “Large R&D Headquarters”, with R&D as the core. In the future, it will focus on artificial core, new retail, internationalization, Internet finance and other core cities, and actively introduce related industries to settle in Wuhan Optics Valley.
Lei Jun said that AI+IoT“ is the core strategy of Xiaomi's future. Artificial intelligence will fully empower Xiaomi's intelligent hardware and Internet services, helping Xiaomi to achieve strong competitiveness and new growth points in the future development.
It is understood that one of the core businesses of Xiaomi's Wuhan headquarters is artificial intelligence and cloud platforms, including AI, cloud computing and big data. In April 2018, Xiaomi and Wuhan University formally established the “Artificial Intelligence Joint Laboratory”.
According to industry insiders, Wuhan has first-class university resources, which is conducive to Xiaomi's promotion of “production, study and research”, improving the efficiency of R&D investment and launching more results in artificial intelligence.
This is Xiaomi’s visit to Optics Valley again in recent months. After a week of Xiaomi IPO, Lei Jun visited Wuhan and visited the staff at Xiaomi, Jinshan and Shunwei headquarters in Wuhan.
Xiaomi has been in hand for a long time in Wuhan. In June 2017, Xiaomi, Jinshan Software and Shunwei Capital signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Wuhan to build Xiaomi Wuhan Headquarters, Jinshan Wuhan Headquarters and Shunwei Wuhan Headquarters.
Xiaomi also cooperated with the Yangtze River Fund to set up a 12 billion yuan Xiaomi Changjiang Industry Fund, which will actively introduce or cultivate Xiaomi ecological chain enterprises to create an intelligent hardware and Internet industry ecological environment.
In November 2017, Xiaomi, Jinshan and Shun were officially settled in Optics Valley, with Xiaomi Financial Port B24 as the transitional office. Xiaomi has been in Wuhan for one year.
Liu Guojun, head of Xiaomi Wuhan Headquarters, introduced that there were only 30 employees in Xiaomi, Jinshan and Shuncheng who were settled in Wuhan headquarters. After one year of development, the number of employees has reached more than 800.
“In addition, there are 13 Xiaomi homes in Wuhan and Xiaomi employees in Jiangxia Warehouse Logistics, with a total number of more than 1,000 people. ”
It is not only Xiaomi who established R&D team in Wuhan, Jinshan Office, Xishanju and Jinshanyun also settled in Wuhan headquarters.
Liu Guojun said that the business of Jinshan Office in Wuhan has basically formed an independent closed-loop, from front-end design and development, to mid-end testing, to back-end sales, from domestic to foreign, all business sectors in Wuhan.
In addition, Shunwei Capital not only established Wuhan headquarters, but also nearly 10 Internet companies invested in Optics Valley, including Meicai.com and Musheng Technology.
Liu Guojun said that in addition to the existing enterprises, I believe that more eco-chain enterprises will come to Wuhan for common development in the future, and Wuhan will be built as a new town of “AI+IoT”;
At present, the office area of Xiaomi Wuhan headquarters has increased from 700 square meters to more than 10,000 square meters. The business covers Wuhan three towns and Jingchu land. Liu Guojun said that all this is just the beginning.
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