Hitachi opens Big Data laboratory in Copenhagen
05 11月 2014
Hitachi chooses Copenhagen for its first Big Data laboratory in mainland Europe. Denmark’s strong competencies in data availability, health technology, smart city and energy efficiency were decisive for the choice.
The Japanese technology giant Hitachi develops Big Data-driven solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable society. Copenhagen offers unique access to comprehensive and long-standing electronic databases and registries, excellent for research, testing and development of healthtech, smart city and energy efficiency solutions.
As a result, Hitachi has chosen Copenhagen for its first Big Data laboratory in mainland Europe. Copenhagen’s ambitious climate target of becoming carbon-neutral already in 2025 as well as the national target of becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050 have long accelerated the development of data-based, CO2-reducing solutions. Moreover, the establishment of 5 new high-tech hospitals in the Copenhagen region offers great opportunity for developing and testing new digital healthtech solutions.
“It is a great honour to be involved in developing even better healthcare solutions in Copenhagen. We look forward to combining the Danish experience in areas such as medical and hospital care with the Hitachi Group's expertise and technology in the field”, said Yutaka Saito, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Ltd.
The Japanese technology company Hitachi is one of the world's largest multinational corporations and had a turnover of $93.4bn in 2013. Hitachi is headquartered in Tokyo and has more than 320,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi develops and provides innovative solutions in fields such as healthcare, infrastructure systems, IT and telecommunications, automotive systems and construction machinery.
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Copenhagen Capacity worked closely with Hitachi on the establishment in Copenhagen. Services included market research, advice on Big Data business opportunities and the establishment of contacts among public decision-makers as well as knowledge institutions and hospitals across the country.