Fujitsu Small Research Lab program strengthens industry-academia collaboration with growing global R&D network
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
Research themes and establishment dates with universities
|Technical domain||University name||Research theme(s)||Date of establishment|
|Computing||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Research on next-generation computing infrastructure to accelerate AI and HPC applications||October 20, 2022|
|Osaka University||R&D to realize of fault-tolerant quantum computers||October 1, 2021|
|Hiroshima University||Research on next-generation computing technologies||November 1, 2022|
|University of Toronto||R&D of innovative computing architecture and its applications||March 14, 2018|
|AI||Ochanomizu University||Pioneering R&D in AI solutions that enable quantitative and objective gender equality measures||March 1, 2023|
|Tohoku University||R&D that contributes to the solution of societal issues through causal discovery and mathematic technology||October 1, 2022|
|Kyushu University||Research on social modeling and analysis for decision making||December 1, 2022|
|Fusion of computing and AI||Kyoto University||Research on AI technologies for prediction and discovery by analyzing large-scale medical data||November 1, 2022|
|Yokohama National University||Meteorological studies about typhoons using AI and HPC technologies||November 1, 2022|
|Data & security||Keio University||Construction of a new Internet architecture that realizes a safe and secure digital society through trust-based data exchange||April 1, 2022|
|Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||R&D of security technologies for AI systems/software and networks||September 1, 2021|
|Converging technologies||Hokkaido University||Study on habituation by converging IT and cognitive science, psychology such as cognitive feeling||June 1, 2022|
- Key technologies :
Fujitsu’s technology strategy centers on five technology areas: “Computing,” “Network,” “AI,” “Data & Security,” and “Converging Technologies.”
Fujitsu’s Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 represent a set of common goals to be achieved worldwide by 2030.
Fujitsu’s purpose — “to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation” — is a promise to contribute to the vision of a better future empowered by the SDGs.
Fujitsu’s purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation. As the digital transformation partner of choice for customers in over 100 countries, our 124,000 employees work to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our range of services and solutions draw on five key technologies: Computing, Networks, AI, Data & Security, and Converging Technologies, which we bring together to deliver sustainability transformation. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$32 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 and remains the top digital services company in Japan by market share. Find out more: www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 17 March, 2023
City: Tokyo, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Limited