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This article interviews Dr. Shizu Takeda, Manager of the Hitachi Kobe Laboratory on research in "Regenerative Medicine." Hitachi has been conducting research in this field since 2002, and moved its research base to the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan) in 2017, to begin activity as the Hitachi Kobe Laboratory. Working with partner companies and other research institutions, research & development is being pursued in the form of open innovation.
Norihiro Suzuki, General Manager of the Research & Development Group, talks about Hitachi’s research and development strategies, which encompass Hitachi’s comprehensive strengths covering IT, OT and products on a proprietary basis, the significance of promoting the social innovation business centered on the Lumada IoT platform and the aims of the global research and development systems, including the Insights Lab.
The Tokyo-based Global Center for Social Innovation’s Vision Design Project is an initiative for exploring societal issues of the future. The members of the Vision Design Project talk about the goals of this project and what they have learned while engaged in it.
Hitachi, Ltd. is working actively to use AI and data application with an eye on "Super Smart Society." Kazuo Yano, Corporate Chief Scientist, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. and a leading researcher on the subject of AI talks about fulfilling workplaces that are fit for the 21st century through the use of AI and the source of our happiness.