Fujitsu Small Research Lab program strengthens industry-academia collaboration with growing global R&D network

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, March 17, 2023

Fujitsu today revealed its progress over the past fiscal year in accelerating the expansion of its strategic “Fujitsu Small Research Lab” program, an initiative where Fujitsu researchers are embedded at technology incubators at universities in Japan and internationally to conduct joint research with some of the leading minds in their fields, including professors as well as the next generation of researchers. The program focuses on strengthening efforts and further promoting innovation in Fujitsu’s five key technology areas (1), while offering novel solutions to increasingly complex societal issues.

Mainly from April 2022 to March 2023, Fujitsu has successfully expanded its Fujitsu Small Research lab program and is currently operating a total of 12 labs globally, with four labs focusing on computing, three on AI, two labs for projects focused on combining AI with high performance computing resources, as well as two labs for Data & Security, and one lab on converging technologies.

The program’s international presence includes lab facilities at Ben-Gurion University in Israel as well as the University of Toronto in Canada, with plans to further expand the Small Research Lab network at overseas universities to drive global R&D in leading-edge global technologies.

Fujitsu Limited Chief Technology Officer Vivek Mahajan comments “As a technology company, innovation sits at the heart of everything we do at Fujitsu. Growing an agile, global network of incubators that nurture this kind of innovation through close and sustained collaboration with some of the leading minds in academia will prove an important differentiator. We believe this program will position us to remain one of the world’s best technology providers, and contribute to the solution of many challenges facing our customers as well as society at large.”

Cooperation with universities

Figure: Overview Fujitsu Small Research LabsFigure: Overview Fujitsu Small Research Labs

Research themes and establishment dates with universities

Technical domainUniversity nameResearch theme(s)Date of establishment
ComputingTokyo Institute of TechnologyResearch on next-generation computing infrastructure to accelerate AI and HPC applicationsOctober 20, 2022
Osaka UniversityR&D to realize of fault-tolerant quantum computersOctober 1, 2021
Hiroshima UniversityResearch on next-generation computing technologiesNovember 1, 2022
University of TorontoR&D of innovative computing architecture and its applicationsMarch 14, 2018
AIOchanomizu UniversityPioneering R&D in AI solutions that enable quantitative and objective gender equality measuresMarch 1, 2023
Tohoku UniversityR&D that contributes to the solution of societal issues through causal discovery and mathematic technologyOctober 1, 2022
Kyushu UniversityResearch on social modeling and analysis for decision makingDecember 1, 2022
Fusion of computing and AIKyoto UniversityResearch on AI technologies for prediction and discovery by analyzing large-scale medical dataNovember 1, 2022
Yokohama National UniversityMeteorological studies about typhoons using AI and HPC technologiesNovember 1, 2022
Data & securityKeio UniversityConstruction of a new Internet architecture that realizes a safe and secure digital society through trust-based data exchangeApril 1, 2022
Ben-Gurion University of the NegevR&D of security technologies for AI systems/software and networksSeptember 1, 2021
Converging technologiesHokkaido UniversityStudy on habituation by converging IT and cognitive science, psychology such as cognitive feelingJune 1, 2022

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    Key technologies :
    Fujitsu’s technology strategy centers on five technology areas: “Computing,” “Network,” “AI,” “Data & Security,” and “Converging Technologies.”

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Date: 17 March, 2023
City: Tokyo, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Limited
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