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Date

April 11, 2019

Title

A New Research Initiative to Accelerate Innovation through Open Collaborative Creation with Partners

Release Digest

(left)Aerial view of Kyōsō-no-Mori, (right)New research building "Kyōsō-to"

Hitachi today announced the launch of "Kyōsō-no-Mori" within the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd. as a new research initiative to accelerate innovation through open collaborative creation for the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Society 5.0.

In Kyōsō-no-Mori, collaborative creation will be conducted not only on a one-to-one basis but also in a more open style where partners will be invited from around the world to co-create with researchers and designers, and generate new ideas. Deep discussions will be held on topics such as societal issues and disruptive technology, and visions and challenges will be shared in the new Baba Memorial Hall which can accommodate up to 350 people. From this, ideathons and hackathons will be held in the NEXPERIENCE Space to generate new ideas or identify breakthrough measures, and the cycle of prototyping and validation will be rapidly repeated in the Project Space with cutting-edge technology and Lumada IoT platform to accelerate innovation. The Kyōsō-no-Mori Partnership Program was established to realize the above, and collaboration projects with partners will begin under this framework.

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