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

Easy boarding – Passenger flow optimisation

The ‘Easy Boarding’ optimisation engine mitigates delays, by taking passenger boarding and alighting data in real-time and visualising the optimal waiting positions for passengers on the platform.

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DENSE: 24/7 Sensing System

Our advanced prototype technologies are at the heart of DENSE, an EU project to create a 24/7 all-weather sensor suite.

Case Study


Read more to find our how our team has contributed to the Autonomous vehicle project, the ‘HumanDrive’.