Hitachi Social Innovation Forum held in Milan to accelerate Collaborative Creation, targeting the expansion of the Social Innovation Business in Italy

Milan 18 October, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today hosted the “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 Milan.” The aim of the Forum is to develop and strengthen partnerships with customers as part of measures aimed at expanding the Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in Italy. By providing solutions which resolve the issues that Italy is facing, such as growing medical costs, while increasing energy efficiency and productivity and improving the efficiency of public transportation, Hitachi will strive to expand the scale of its business from the current level of 1.2 billion euro to 1.5 billion euro in FY2020.