Fujitsu to make 50 million euros investment in France

Fujitsu is making an investment of over 50 million euros in five years to support digital innovation in France.

“Fujitsu aims to grow the number of its partnerships with leading technology companies, research institutions and startups in France, to strengthen its digital business, to significantly increase the scale of its business and to expand its presence in the country,” said Tatsuya Tanaka, president of Fujitsu.

Fujitsu will establish a CoE in Ecole Polytechnique’s incubator, Drahi X-Novation, which is at the heart of Paris-Saclay, one of the world’s preeminent research and technology clusters and that focuses on innovation.

The CoE will work with the Fujitsu Group’s research and business development units involved in AI to bring technologies and services that spur innovation in customers’ business, primarily in the fields of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing.

The CoE will offer Fujitsu’s IoT, digital marketing, security and other digital solutions to corporate customers, particularly in the retail and manufacturing fields.

Fujitsu and French research institute Inria will set up a joint AI research program to accelerate the development of new AI learning technologies based on mathematics and computer science, with emphasis on the interpretation of IoT data.

Fujitsu acquired RunMyProcess and UShareSoft in the past five years.

The CoE will provide opportunities to participate in development projects for startups housed at the Drahi X-Novation Center.

Meanwhile, Fujitsu America announced the U.S. availability of digital transformation solutions with new U.S. availability zones for FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 at the heart of MetaArc.