HP Inc. Supports Communities across Asia-Pacific in Responding to COVID-19
SINGAPORE, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Inc. is tapping its technologies and resources to help communities across Asia-Pacific respond to the challenges of COVID-19. This includes 3D printing essential medical parts to help protect frontline workers, developing online learning resources, device donations, as well as relief and support initiatives for partners, customers and individuals. HP Foundation has also contributed more than US$1.7 million towards healthcare and disaster relief efforts in the region.
"HP is using our technologies in meaningful ways to help our communities navigate the uncertainty during this time. I'm proud of what our employees have done while coping with their own challenges – supporting frontline workers, providing financial relief to our partners, and empowering our customers and local ecosystems to work and learn effectively from home. We will continue to harness our resources to work together and uplift one another in our fight against COVID-19," said Ng Tian Chong, Vice President & Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP Inc.
3D printing essential parts for frontline workers
HP has mobilized its 3D Printing team and global Digital Manufacturing Partner Network to design, validate and produce essential parts for medical responders and hospitals. Since February, HP and partners in Asia-Pacific have 3D-printed over 158,000 parts:
HP has made available many of the design files for these parts so they can be produced around the world.
Donations through HP Foundation
The HP Foundation is focused on devoting significant resources to support community response efforts over the coming weeks and months and will be working with both global and local partners to prioritize actions that will have the greatest impact. To date, HP and HP Foundation have donated an estimated US$8 million in products and grants to support blended learning and local communities impacted by COVID-19 worldwide. The HP Foundation has contributed US$3 million in grants; US$1 million to support affected communities with critical medical supplies, and an additional US$2 million in grants for COVID-19 relief.
As part of the $3 million that the HP Foundation has granted, the beneficiaries of the donations in Asia-Pacific are:
HP has provided PCs and printers to students, families and communities so they are able to continue working and learning with technology. Since January, HP has donated the following:
Supporting home-based and blended learning
HP has developed online resources and partnered with education content providers to deliver a combination of educational, engaging and fun online and printed content which support remote teaching and learning.
HP announced these education initiatives in April:
Partner and customer initiatives
HP announced a variety of relief initiatives aimed at arming its global channel partner community to effectively navigate the operational and financial challenges associated with COVID-19. It is also offering webinars as well as free online courses on HP University to ensure partners are able to adjust to the new normal and changes in consumer buying behavior.
In Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, HP has introduced a limited period, free remote helpdesk support service to help HP small and medium businesses (SMBs) users and consumers stay connected and maintain business continuity from home. The helpdesk will be able to address user PC issues related to general performance, security configuration, connectivity, operating system, media support, mobility, software operation, and installation, among others.
In Thailand, HP recently introduced HP for Business, a program tailored for SMBs and startups. HP for Business is a monthly subscription leasing program for laptops and printers with trusted security, and 24/7 tech support from skilled consultants and technicians. The program is designed to relieve financial pressures on entrepreneurs in the short term with better cash flow while providing improved productivity, reliability and scalability for the long term.
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com.
About HP Foundation
The HP Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that funds philanthropic programs for underserved and underrepresented communities where we live and work by supporting technology-related learning, charitable giving, volunteering, and disaster relief programs
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