Alibaba’s research collaboration aims to systematically and mechanically change how universities and scientific research centers perform fundamental and frontier research, as well as enterprises that engage in technology-centered product development under traditional methods, to seek for new modes of collaborations, by garnering the brightest minds from all over the world in artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, ubiquitous information security, etc., in order to create a highly efficient chain of technological innovations and a unified innovative system.
Alibaba-Zhejiang University Frontier Technology Joint Research Centre (AZFT) is jointly established by Alibaba Group and Zhejiang University. Through Zhejiang University’s strength in scientific research and abundant application scenarios provided by Alibaba, AZFT endeavors to develop frontier technologies and future technologies, in hopes of implementing scientific research into our daily lives.
The Alibaba Innovative Research project is an important step that Alibaba Group has taken in the search of technological innovations on a global scale. The corporation believes that technology is the key to a brighter future. The AIR project aims to bring changes to the foundations and innovations in the field of computing science through research. The project also aims to discover groundbreaking new technological advances, bring together higher education institutes for collaborations, leading important scientific innovations towards practical application and to construct a better scope for technological growth.