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The Research & Development Group has organizational collaboration agreements with 14 major universities in Japan, and is promoting collaborative relationships with over 50 leading universities outside of Japan. The area of research with each partner institution is decided and is reinforced through joint research, as well as through collaboration in education and human resource development.
Recent research achievements from collaborative research in Japan include several projects conducted under the Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology: (1)"Ultra-high-speed database engine" with Professor KITSUREGAWA Masaru of the University of Tokyo, (2)"Proton beam therapy system" with Professor SHIRATO Hiroki of Hokkaido University, (3)"Automatic cell culturing systems for regenerative medicine" with Professor OKANO Mitsuo of the Tokyo Women's Medical University, and (4)"Atomic resolution holography electron microscope" with RIKEN and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Outside of Japan, collaborative research is leveraging region specific advantages and talent, such as the basic research on quantum physics led by researchers at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory; big data analytics in North America and research for rail systems in Europe to support Social Innovation Business, and in emerging nations such as China, India, Asia and in Brazil.
Global industry-academia collaboration has been stepped up in China. To enhance materials development in China, the "Hitachi China Materials Technology Innovation Center" was established within Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
We will continue to strengthen our industry-academia-government relations in pursuing open innovation.
Ultra-high-speed database engine
Proton beam therapy system
Automatic cell culturing system for regenerative medicine
Atomic resolution holography electron microscope
Quantum property physics, low-power data processing systems
Solution building for the oil & gas industry
Fault detection using acoustics
Map data linkage chassis control
Engine combustion analysis and simulation
Development of manufacturing technologies adapted to Chinese materials, Design support
Hitachi China Materials Technology Innovation Center
Utilizing ICT technologies for harmony with the environment
Uniqueness analysis of power demand curves
Energy-saving data centers through gas-type district cooling
Pre-empting future market changes through discussion