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Research & Development

Where the future beginsVision & Technology

With a spirit of inquiry and action,
Hitachi Global Research will lead co-creation
to drive innovation worldwide for a brighter future
for society and its people

An R&D strategy to accelerate the global creation of value

For more than 100 years since the Company’s foundation, Hitachi’s R&D has been putting the Hitachi Mission – “Contribute to society though the development of superior, original technology and products” into practice, developing the most cutting-edge technologies and fostering innovations that ushered in the future. As part of our 2021 Mid-term Management Plan, Hitachi aims to become a global innovation leader advancing the realization of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Society 5.0. Moreover, to contribute to enhancing social, environmental, and economic value for our customers, the Hitachi Group will invest 1.2 trillion JPY in R&D to establish an ecosystem for driving innovation and enhance our core technologies to expand Lumada business during the three years covered by the Plan.

The strength of Hitachi’s R&D lies in its centralized ownership of the technology platforms and know-how integral to the Hitachi Group’s operational technology (OT), IT, and products, as well as the five Hitachi sectors, allowing the Company to establish a value creation cycle that extends from collaborative creation to development, and further accumulation. Moreover, as Hitachi creates solutions that provide value to our customers, R&D efficiency continues to improve through the value creation cycle.

Hitachi Group R&D resources

  • R&D expenditure*
    293.7 billion JPY (3.4% of total revenue)
  • R&D personnel

Based on IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)

Fiscal year ending 31st March 2020