While the the new centre will have an emphasis on mobile Internet services, it will not, in keeping with Nokia's standard investment policies, be limited to innovations and ideas built on Nokia software platforms and devices. However, one of the underlying motivations for Nokia will be to get innovative software entrepreneurs working with Nokia, which may, ultimately, lead to a partnership and the inclusion of an innovation in a Nokia product.
Nokia's Beijing office
China, and Beijing in particular, has become an important location for Nokia. Its Beijing office is the headquarters for the Asia Pacific region (previously Singapore), houses a Nokia Research Centre, and is termed a "global innovation centre" for the company, where product development for both mobile phone and smartphone devices is carried out. The opening of what is essentially a start-up incubator continues this trend.
Via: My Nokia Blog