Social Innovation

How does a city become ‘smart’? See how data is enabling all aspects of European cities to become smart and connected.
Communities
Technology
What does the future have in store for those born in 2017? Well to begin with, the way they drive, receive deliveries and pay for things will be very different from the norms of today.
Communities
“Cobots" are beginning to have an increased presence in factories. These easy-to-use, relatively inexpensive worker robots are working side-by-side with factory workers across Europe. Read more about the role of the cobot and its future in the workplace.
Transport
From increased airport security to quicker commute times, there are a number of reasons why the number of European rail journeys has doubled in the past 20 years and is set to increase even further.
Technology
What do your tweets say about you? More importantly, how can your business use data from social media? Many are now looking to the platforms for insight into financial predictions, voter sentiment and even crime heat maps.
Energy
Here we bring new energy technology back to basics and tell the story of how a smart grid works through a simple analogy
Communities
As the world around us changes, so will the way we work. What kind of job roles might we see advertised in the future?
Health
Artificial Intelligence and robots have an increasing presence in medicine and surgery. Read more about the history of robots in surgery and what the future might bring.
Transport
With a driverless car future very much on the horizon, Hitachi myth-busters are here to help clear up three of the top myths about these vehicles
Technology
What does the fourth era of manufacturing – known as “Industrie 4.0” – hold for us and how is this enhancing production?
Technology
The car, the mobile phone and even the tin can. There are some pieces of technology that changed our society and yet no one could predict quite how much. What were the misconceptions at the start and what can we expect from the Internet of Things which is fast approaching its peak of expectations?
Technology
AI is everywhere at the moment. But where did AI come from? And what moments in its history should we remember?
Communities
We look back to the first Industrial Revolution and how the innovations of that era are related to the ‘fourth’, data-driven, industrial revolution we’re experiencing today.