Hitachi Vantara has inaugurated the new Hitachi Innovation Center at Hong Kong Science Park, which is designed to serve as an open lab environment for the development and promotion of smart city technologies.
With the new center, Hitachi Ventara aims to foster collaboration and strengthen the smart city ecosystem in Hong Kong and beyond.
It will act as an open platform for the Science Park community to work with stakeholders in the government, industry, academia and research sectors to develop new smart city innovations.
At present, the facility's showcases are divided into smart health, smart spaces, smart data center and smart logistics technologies, all developed using Hitachi Vantara’s Smart Data framework.
“We are pleased to launch the Hitachi Innovation Center at Hong Kong Science Park, which will play a strategic and significant role for Hitachi Social Innovation development in Hong Kong,” Hitachi Vantara vice president and general manager for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Andrew Sampson said.
“The new innovation center will enable us to bring together the skills and capabilities of the many Hitachi group companies operating in Hong Kong under one roof, to allow more effective collaboration, increase co-creation opportunities and truly deliver our Hitachi vision.”
HKSTP CEO Albert Wong added that Hitachi has been a great partner to the Science Park ecosystem, and that Hitchi Vantara has been an important partner to the park's Data Studio, which has been building an open data platform.
“With the launch of Hitachi Innovation Centre, start-ups and partner companies in the Science Park would benefit from the access to their digital tools,” he said.
“[Because] co-creation and collaboration are thekey to innovation, we will work closely with Hitachi Vantara in our continuous endeavor to build a digital and smart future of Hong Kong.”