Social Innovation Stories

Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence… there are lots of buzzwords thrown about when talking about technology, but what do they actually mean?
Technology
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.
Communities
What technologies do people think will be mainstream by 2050, and what will be extinct? We did some research to find out...
Communities
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.
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
We asked the comedian Adam Buxton to imagine what the city of the future will look like...