Hitachi Vantara and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) have opened a new Hitachi Innovation Centre at Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin, aiming to showcase and develop different elements of smart city technology.
The Hitachi Innovation Centre is designed to foster collaborations and strengthen the ecosystem that supports smart city initiatives in Hong Kong. It’s also served as an open platform to gather the latest technologies and ideas.
“It will facilitate the co-creation of new smart city solutions among an ecosystem of government bodies, technology companies and startups, our business partners, and Hitachi group companies as we strive to build a smarter city in Hong Kong,” said Andrew Sampson, vice president & general manager Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan, Hitachi Vantara.
Sampson added that the new innovation centre will bring together the skills and capabilities of the many Hitachi group companies operating in Hong Kong under one roof, allowing more effective collaborations and increasing co-creation opportunities.
“Hitachi brings invaluable support to Hong Kong in our build-up to a society of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. 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,” said Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP. “Hitachi Vantara has been an important partner to the Data Studio in Science Park which has been building an open data platform.”
Hitachi has 100 years of operational technology with 60 years of information technology experience, connecting business, human and machine data to create IoT solutions that can contribute to a smarter, healthier and safer society.
Hitachi Vantara has been collaborating closely with HKSTP to provide training sessions at the Park on its data analytics and intelligence technology platform that can help store, enrich, activate and monetise data streams. These training sessions aim to engage the HKSTP community to drive the development of solutions for smart mobility, smart living, smart environment and smart people, based on data.
Currently it is showcasing Smart Health, Smart Spaces, Smart Data Center and Smart Logistics. All of these are built under Hitachi Vantara’s Smart Data framework to provide more insight to support business decisions.