Social Innovation

Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Discover how Mother Nature is inspiring technological developments across Europe.
Technology
Energy
From Japan’s first nuclear reactor to floating wind farms, this animation looks at the energy technologies Hitachi has developed over the last 60 years.
Energy
Ram Ramachander, Hitachi Europe’s Chief Digital Officer, gives his predictions of what role artificial intelligence and Internet of Things will have to play in the future of energy.
Energy
There’re lots of misconceptions out there about wind energy. From its cost to whether it’s actually harmful to the environment, we take a look at the top 3 myths.
Communities
Copenhagen is often held up as one of the smartest, most sustainable cities in Europe. From its cycling culture to the use of data to make the city flow, discover some of the steps it has taken to get there.
Communities
From solar-powered 'flying' taxis to urban agriculture, discover the innovative ways Paris is taking steps to transform itself into one of Europe's greenest cities.
Communities
The past 50 years have seen a rapid increase in urban populations – and this is set to keep rising. See how the population growth across European cities compares and what the future may hold.
Transport
As driverless cars become widespread, check out the signs you may see during your daily commute.
Technology
Which country in Europe has the highest internet penetration? The answer may surprise you.
Energy
Discover how energy consumption from fossil fuels has changed across Europe over the last fifty years.
Communities
How are these four European islands using innovation to become more sustainable?
Communities
Poor outdoor air quality can have a major impact on health. Discover what steps European cities are taking to tackle the problem of pollution.
Technology
The future holds many opportunities for exciting technologies, many of which are only now becoming possible thanks to the advent of the IoT era. Here we look at a few key milestones which have brought us to the point of universal connectivity.