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Developing Innovative Technologies for Solving Environmental Issues

Our Approach

As the central R&D organization in the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Laboratories considers environmental contribution to be a top priority and is pushing forward with R&D activities geared toward the creation of a sustainable society. These R&D activities cover a wide range of fields including advanced materials, next-generation elements, computers, networks, and ICT systems, leading toward the creation of next-generation solutions, services, and business models.

Based on these efforts to develop revolutionary technologies, Fujitsu Laboratories advocates the “development of technologies that help solve social and environmental problems,” and is engaged in a variety of environmental initiatives. These include reducing CO2 emissions by saving energy and making operation more efficient, conserving resources, handling of natural disasters, conserving biodiversity, measures to counteract global warming, and more.

FY 2018 Performance and Results

Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII) Last fiscal year
(FY 2018 results)
Developing Innovative Technologies that address Environmental Issues Announced 84 key green technologies*(Press announcements: 25, announcements at exhibitions & academic conferences: 59)

* Key green technologies: Technologies for reducing power and energy consumption, improving work-hour efficiency, conserving resources, and solving social problems

Doing More to Announce the Technologies We Develop

As part of our Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII, we aim to further improve our ability to get messages to the outside world about the key green technologies that we have developed. In FY 2018 we promoted the environmental value of ICT to the outside world at press announcements, academic conferences, and exhibitions.

In terms of the SDGs, the technologies that Fujitsu announced externally in FY 2018 contribute primarily to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (Goal 3), "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation" (Goal 9), "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" (Goal 11), "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact" (Goal 13), and "Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" (Goal 15).

Development Achievements in FY 2018 (announced in the press)

  1. Fujitsu and Asahi Shuzo Launch Trial to Brew Sake Using Predictive AI
  2. Fujitsu, SMU, and A*STAR Collaborate on Traffic Management Technologies with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  3. Fujitsu Develops Molecular Simulation Technology to Effectively Create New Drug Candidates
  4. Fujitsu Develops Design Technoogy Using AI for Magnetic Material Geometries
  5. High-efficiency Router-style Substrate Dividing Machine PBS-SH14A Released for Sale (Shinko Electric Industries)
  6. Fujitsu Develops Network Control Technology to Minimize Impact of Cyberattacks on IoT Devices
  7. Fujitsu Kyushu Systems Exhibits at Interop Tokyo 2018
  8. Fujitsu Puts Blockchain to Use for “Virtuora DX” Data Distribution and Utilization Service
  9. University of Tokyo’s RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug-Resistant Cancer
  10. Fujitsu-Developed “ABCI” System Takes 5th Place in TOP500, 8th in Green500 Supercomputer Rankings
  11. Academic, Corporate Collaboration Succeeds at World’s Most Efficient Solar Power-Generated Hydrogen Production
  12. Fujitsu Successfully Triples the Output Power of Gallium-Nitride Transistors
  13. Fujitsu Technology to Solve Combinatorial Optimization Problems for Medium-Sized Drug Discovery
  14. Fujitsu Laboratories and Waseda University Agree to Comprehensively Collaborate on Digital Annealer Research
  15. Fujitsu Develops Technology to Improv Reliability of Data Distribution across Industries
  16. Fujitsu Develops Novel Technology to Massively Boost Optical Data Transfer Throughput Using Existing Equipment
  17. Fujitsu Begins Field Trials on High-Satisfaction Customer Experience Based on Psychological Analysis, Provided on the e-Commerce Website of Himaraya
  18. Fujitsu Signs IP License Agreements for Green Technologies with Kyushu University and University of the Ryukyus
  19. Fujitsu Releases New Version of “COLMINA” Digital Solution for the Manufacturing Industry
  20. The International Gymnastics Federation to Implement Fujitsu’s Judging Support System
  21. Fujitsu Develops World’s First Single-Panel Antenna to Simultaneously Support Multiple 5G Communications
  22. Fujitsu Releases Nocria X-Series AI Air Conditioner with Wi-Fi Adaptor
  23. Fujitsu Launches Automated Antenna Design Tool for Low-Cost Design of IoT Devices
  24. Fujitsu Develops Blockchain-based Exchange System for Electricity Consumers
  25. Fujitsu Detects 13 Types of Potential Risks of Enterprise Blockchain System

Major Development Initiatives in FY 2018

Developing a System for Energy Trading Between Consumers on the Blockchain

We developed a system that allows consumers such as factories and stores to trade surplus energy amongst each other. Demand Response (DR), an initiative which adjusts electric power usage through cooperation between electric utilities and consumers, has been attracting attention in recent years. However, it has been hard to control, and has therefore suffered from a low success rate. Fujitsu addressed this problem by applying Blockchain technology to develop mechanisms that facilitate efficient coordination between consumers, which has resulted in a confirmed improvement of around 40% in the DR success rate.

Outline of technologies for electricity exchange transactions among consumers