Our focus

In our European Research and Development Centre we have two areas of focus.

Digital Transformation

We bridge the physical and digital worlds by utilising the assets and capabilities of Hitachi’s Centre for Social Innovation and Centre for Technology Innovation.

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Advanced Research

We are at the forefront of future social innovation through our advanced Centre for Exploratory Research in physics and electronics.

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Our co-creation approach develops breakthrough innovations with our partners.

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People & Labs

Our labs are present across Europe, located in key areas related to our work.

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Case Study

Safer airports

Advanced image recognition helps find the owners of unattended luggage

Case Study

Smooth Sailing

AI learns from captains’ good sailing practices to ensure every voyage is as efficient as possible

Case Study


Advanced prototype technologies from Hitachi’s European Centre for Social Innovation are at the heart of Autonet2030, an EU cooperative autonomous driving project.