Microsoft Research’s academic research fleet plans to launch within the next three years, the company announced today.
The goal is to deliver new products, services, and technologies in areas like education, science, technology, and business.
Microsoft Research currently has academic research vehicles that deliver new software products, new services, new products and services for its academic research teams, and new tools for its research teams.
“As a company with a strong and longstanding history in the field of academic research, we believe that we can build a better product with more agility and lower costs than our competitors,” said David Shanks, Microsoft Research chairman and chief executive officer.
“The research teams at Microsoft Research and at Google are the most qualified to deliver the next generation of products and technologies that are essential for society and the future.”
The announcement comes as Microsoft has continued to lose ground in the race for research.
Microsoft researchers have said that they plan to scale back their research in an effort to reduce costs, and Microsoft has also struggled to find the right partnerships with academia.
Microsoft has been hit by a series of patent lawsuits related to its Windows 10 and Office 365 suite of products.
Microsoft recently announced plans to invest $150 million in the commercialization of its Office suite, but the plan is still subject to approval.
The company is also reportedly considering licensing patents in a bid to protect its intellectual property.