Fujitsu invests in Innovation with new Research Center in Spain
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
- Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd. announces the establishment of a new branch office in Madrid, investing initially in the region of €5M.
- The new branch will operate initially as a Data Analytics Research Center, employing highly skilled researchers and engineers to work in collaboration with Fujitsu and local centres of expertise.
- Focus will be on open innovation and collaborative activities in support of Fujitsu in Spain and customers in the region.
- Key research topics include data analytics, with applications focusing on areas such as finance, healthcare, tourism and the environment.
Working in close partnership with Fujitsu in Spain, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe has initiated a number of significant projects with prominent institutions and local government organizations. For example the University of Seville and the Foundation for Biomedical Research of San Carlos Clinical Hospital have been active contributors to proof of concept developments. These include a significant heritage data integration project, and a value-based healthcare system to aid clinical decision-making through the provision of integrated services via health informatics, both of which are being demonstrated at the Fujitsu Innovation Gathering 2015. The success of these collaborations is a key driver for establishing the new Data Analytics Research Center in Spain. By continuing to work closely with Fujitsu and its partners in Spain, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe will gain important insights into the local market and regional needs. This will enable it to accelerate the transformation of innovation into cutting-edge solutions suitable for delivery to customers by Fujitsu Group companies. Collaborations with academia and other centres of expertise will also play a key role in the activities of the new branch office.
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is committed to making future technologies a reality in line with its over-arching mission of undertaking groundbreaking research and development, underpinned by the core values of corporate social responsibility, protection of the environment and sustainable, reliable, social infrastructure. By drawing on a diverse range of expertise, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is in a unique position to combine technical knowledge with industry expertise, in order to transform innovative concepts into viable proof of concept and solution prototypes for both the Spanish and wider markets. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s Chairman Shigeru Sasaki explains: “Our investment in a dedicated R&D facility in Spain is an essential part of supporting existing customer requirements and promoting Fujitsu innovation to a wider audience. As a research organization, we are committed to bringing our global expertise to local markets, ensuring that we understand and develop solutions for specific regional challenges. We will also be actively recruiting new researchers engineers, augmenting our R&D expertise base and extending it into exciting new areas.”
The presence of an R&D center based in Spain represents an important addition to the local market, as Head of Fujitsu in Spain Angeles Delgado comments: “This will strengthen Fujitsu’s reputation for innovation in Spain, building on the foundation we have established together with Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe The diversity and caliber of projects envisaged with the University of Seville and the Foundation for Biomedical Research of San Carlos Clinical Hospital are a strong starting point, and clear evidence of the potential for future collaborations. We are delighted to welcome the Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe team to Madrid, and look forward to extending the results of Fujitsu innovation to new audiences in the future.”
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
Established in 2001 and with an active presence in Europe since 1990, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited represents Fujitsu Laboratories across EMEIA, focusing on regional initiatives that reflect the diverse mix of countries and ideologies. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is focused on the creation of cutting-edge solutions that benefit society, working with customers, collaboration partners and society as a whole to drive the evolution of information communication technologies. It works on the principle of open innovation, with particular emphasis on Future Networking, Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, Social Innovations, and Supercomputer Applications, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/fle/.
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Date: 09 June, 2015
City: London and Madrid
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd.