Fujitsu General has constructed a development base, the Innovation & Communication Center on the grounds of Kawasaki Head Office to promote interdepartmental synergy within the company, and open innovationwith those outside, to create new value through innovative manufacturing.
The building will start operations in July. The total amount of investment is approximately 6.4 billion yen combining the construction and test equipment costs. The ICC, which will be the new core base of Fujitsu's technology and development, features a Center Court to induce communication between employees of different departments, and the Wai-Gaya Campus to enhance creative powers.
Fujitsu General has also set up a dedicated space for research and study of commercial air conditioning systems, to combine products such as chillers and air handling units that the corporation doesn't develop with its in-house products. In addition, the ICC has the Alliance Lab test site to provide a place for putting together ideas and making trials in collaboration with those outside the company. This will promote open innovation by integrating technologies and knowledge from inside and outside the company.