Fujitsu Laboratories and Waseda University agree to comprehensively collaborate on Digital Annealer research

Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., and Waseda University today announced that Fujitsu Laboratories and Waseda University have signed a comprehensive collaborative activity agreement for joint research on the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired computational architecture that is capable of solving combinatorial optimization problems with stunning speed.

The organizations have established the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at Waseda University, within Waseda’s Green Computing Systems Research Organization, as a joint research organization to promote software development aimed at resolving real world combinatorial optimization problems in society using the Digital Annealer. This organization draws topics from Waseda University’s entire body of research, using the Digital Annealer to conduct research in a variety of fields, including finance, digital marketing, and logistics. Ultimately, Fujitsu will incorporate the results of this joint research into its Digital Annealer business to contribute to practical social and economic advancements.