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
Technology
We predict how new technologies are going to change future rites of passage in society.
Energy
Our homes are on the front line of combatting climate change. What technologies will make them more environmentally friendly?
Technology
The latest advancements in design have made robots appear more and more human, but what are the complexities of the human body and why have engineers found them so hard to replicate?
Transport
We take a look at three ways in which smart technology will make stressful commutes a thing of the past.
Health
With healthcare resources under increasing strain, care bots are coming to our rescue. Carefully designed to meet the needs of the old, young and vulnerable in our society, they are set to have a big impact.
Technology
"Eureka" comes from the Ancient Greek word heúrēka, meaning "I have found it”. It is also the word that some of the most famous innovators in history must have shouted or thought when they made life changing discoveries. Read the story behind some of those discoveries here.
Technology
What technologies do people think will be mainstream by 2050, and what will be extinct? We did some research to find out...
Technology
We wanted to know whether our beliefs in future technology change with age. So we asked two age groups about technology predictions in 2050.
Technology
It’s 2040 and the way we live has changed drastically due to smart technology. But what about our beloved old cartoon characters – have their lives changed too?
Technology
What comes to mind when you think of bees? Honey making machines, or perhaps dangerous pests with painful stings? What most may not think of is how crucial bees are to society, their vitality expanding far beyond pollinating pretty flowers and producing tasty honey.
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.