Social Innovation - Communities

What technologies do people think will be mainstream by 2050, and what will be extinct? We did some research to find out...
Poor outdoor air quality can have a major impact on health. Discover what steps European cities are taking to tackle the problem of pollution.
“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.
As the world around us changes, so will the way we work. What kind of job roles might we see advertised in the future?
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.
Which are the smartest cities in Europe and how are they using innovative technologies to become more sustainable?
How does a city become ‘smart’? See how data is enabling all aspects of European cities to become smart and connected.
At the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in London, we spoke to Andrew Collinge - ‎Assistant Director at the Greater London Authority; Patrik Sjostedt - General Manager, EMEA-CIS at Hitachi Insight Group and Peter Bjorn Larsen - Director of Hitachi's City Data Exchange in Copenhagen, to hear how they think data will help to transform European cities.
With payments by card and even phone rooting into our daily lives, you might feel like cash is disappearing out of existence. However, governments are printing more money than ever. Why is this and what else do we not know about our hard-earned notes?
Circular economy: recycling towards the future
What is a circular economy and how does it work?
The debate around smart cities often centres on their economic and environmental benefits. For example, the Global Commission on Economy and Climate recently found that fostering the growth of smart cities could save national governments as much as $22 trillion. The social benefits of smart cities, however, are often overlooked. In fact, smart can have a positive impact on all areas of a person’s life, from the moment they get up in the morning to their work day and commute back home.
The impact of smart technology
The Internet of Things is transforming how we interact with the world around us, helping to make our lives less stressful, more convenient and more time efficient.
Greg Kinsey
Greg Kinsey, vice president at Hitachi’s Insight Group, discusses how fresh perspectives and new ideas are critical to solving complex problems.