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.