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Hitachi America R&D

Hitachi America, Ltd. Research & Development - Why Hitachi America R&D

For more than 100 years, Hitachi has developed the social infrastructure that provides the foundation for nearly every aspect of modern life. We innovate, build and manufacture IT and operational technology (OT) around the globe. With the world changing at an ever-increasing pace, Hitachi’s innovators have always been in the vanguard, harnessing those changes for the greater good.

Since Hitachi’s founding, research and development has been the cornerstone on which we have built our business – and it’s been the key to our innovation engine. Hitachi America Research and Development Division (R&D) was established in 1989 as part of Hitachi's strategy to locate research centers close to industry-leading advanced markets to innovate solutions faster and more effectively.

Today, Hitachi America R&D focuses increasingly on co-creating new solutions with leading business partners and research institutions to drive Social Innovation in the Americas and globally.

Our Mission

With deep experience accumulated across a wide range of industry sectors, we develop innovative solutions that solve real business problems while also addressing significant social and environmental issues. Our Global Center for Social Innovation in North America (CSI-NA) spearheads our work with strategic partners in industry and academia to address known and hidden operational issues. We leverage and integrate Hitachi’s deep experience in IT, OT and products to create new solutions to the social challenges of today and tomorrow.

Using the power of big data, analytics, IT platforms and the tremendous breadth of Hitachi’s technology strengths, we develop innovative solutions by working with our Hitachi business groups across the company. Our highly skilled Hitachi America R&D research teams include the Automotive Products Research Laboratory, Industrial Innovation Laboratory, Industrial AI Laboratory, Big Data Analytics Solution Laboratory, Energy Solution Laboratory, Healthcare Analytics Laboratory, Financial Innovation Laboratory, IoT Edge Laboratory, Platform Laboratory and Design Laboratory.

Our Method

We bring together the world’s greatest minds to help breathe life into new possibilities. Our talented R&D team is expanding the boundaries of operational excellence through new technologies and solutions that drive new levels of operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Our market-driven co-creation approach allows us to share visions, generate concepts and quickly develop innovative technology and solutions that are validated through proof-of-concept prototypes at customer sites. We tackle many challenges to achieve a greener environment, more efficient resource exploration, smart manufacturing, smart vehicles, and groundbreaking advances in healthcare, agriculture, logistics, fintech, energy, mining and transportation.

Our Solutions

We have great faith in the power of innovation to advance and transform our lives now, and to improve the quality of life for future generations. To deliver new value through innovation, we engage in research activities that leverage big data analytics, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and other technologies.

These activities lay the foundation for breakthrough solutions that help organizations optimize operations, improve productivity and efficiency, and solve unique business and societal challenges.