Hitachi to establish big data research laboratory in Denmark

Japanese ICT giant wants to leverage Danish strongholds to develop innovative solutions for a sustainable society.

Hitachi is planning to establish a Big Data Research Laboratory in Denmark by the end of September 2014. The goal of the laboratory is to use big data to create new information services that will help create a sustainable, more comfortable society.

Hitachi’s press release announcing the establishment of the new R&D laboratory highlights how Denmark is implementing a variety of measures aimed at ambitious targets in fields such as the environment, energy provision and transportation, with the aim of becoming carbon-neutral.

-Denmark is well known for its outstanding quality of life and smart city initiatives, earning strong international recognition for its activities in these areas. (..) Specifically, in the field of healthcare, Denmark is pushing ahead with the Super Hospital initiative - under which it will invest in building state-of-the-art medical facilities from 2013.

In close collaboration with Danish-based Hitachi Consulting Corporation, the Danish Big Data Research Laboratory plans to create new service concepts and business models. These will be developed through participation in activities such as private, public and academic initiatives and field trials involving user participation in cooperation with local institutions in major Danish cities. The focus areas addressed by the Big Data Research Laboratory in Denmark will encompass the environment and energy as well as transportation and healthcare, all of which are key themes targeted by the Danish government.

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