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Fujitsu to establish a Center of Excellence in École Polytechnique

On March, 9th 2017, Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) in École Polytechnique dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fujitsu teams will collaborate with École Polytechnique research center and start-ups, hosted in its incubator, the Drahi-X Novation Center. This initiative takes place within Fujitsu five-year investment of over 50 million euros to support digital innovation in France.

The creation of a CoE dedicated to AI on École Polytechnique campus aims at bringing new technologies and services while fostering scientific cooperation on major research fields, in particular with École Polytechnique laboratories. Research will especially focus on machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing. Going forward, leveraging the CoE's activities, Fujitsu will place particular focus on predictive analytics and other data analysis technologies that lead to solutions to customer management issues, and will further support the digital transformation of French businesses and society. In addition, the CoE will offer Fujitsu’s IoT, digital marketing, security and other digital solutions to corporate customers, particularly in the retail and manufacturing fields.

Contributing towards development of a pool of talents

The CoE will provide opportunities to participate in actual development projects for startups housed at the Drahi X-Novation Center, where the CoE is located. It will also welcome the talented students and interns of École Polytechnique, who will be offered the chance to participate in research based on actual and real-world business deals.

ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 36% of students and 39% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is also a pioneer and leading institution of the major scientific and economic cluster, Paris-Saclay, bringing together top French higher education and research institutions, as well as R&D centers of prominent international companies.


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