General Electric Co. has announced a partnership with Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone maker Huawei to work on productivity boosting equipment and machines.

It’s part of the U.S. giant’s ambitious ‘industrial revolution’ plans, which aim to boost efficiency by integrating end-to-end intelligence an analytics with traditional machinery and robotics.

The partnership was revealed on Wednesday at an event in Shanghai, where they also announced the launch of an $11 million USD co-working space, designed to incubate startups in fields corresponding to the company’s vision.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com