Japanese tech company Hitachi is in the business of developing data-based solutions for a sustainable future. Strong Danish competencies within data availability, eHealth, smart city technologies and energy efficiency have therefore been crucial in choosing Denmark as the place for Hitachi’s first Big Data laboratory in continental Europe. With modern digital infrastructure and a goal of being free from fossil fuels by 2050, Denmark offers great potential within a data-based approach to CO2 reductions.
Partnership with the Danish hospital sector
At the same time Hitachi is entering into a partnership with the Danish hospital sector in the development of new digital healthcare solutions. Denmark is currently implementing a ‘Super Hospital’ concept that will entail the construction of 16 cutting-edge facilities throughout the country. Hitachi will be working with Frederiksberg University Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital – scheduled to become the largest Super Hospital in Copenhagen by 2025.
Public-private partnerships pave the way for innovative solutions
“Hitachi is one of the world’s most innovative companies. I welcome the establishment of the Big Data Lab in Copenhagen and appreciate the agreement with Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals on joint development of data-based health solutions. This is a notable recognition of Danish industry strongholds within health-IT and smart cities. And a good example of how public-private partnerships can pave the way for innovative solutions to tomorrow’s challenges” says Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation.
Denmark provides unique opportunities for Big Data research
The construction of these new Super Hospitals will present unique opportunities to develop new digital healthcare solutions. Denmark already has some of the world’s oldest and best national healthcare registers, which gives a unique opportunity to use Big Data research to develop new forms of treatment.
“It is a great honour to have this opportunity to contribute to improving the level of healthcare in Copenhagen by combining the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospitals’ wealth of experience in hospital management with the Hitachi Group’s expertise and technologies”, says Yutaka Saito, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer at Hitachi.
With a turnover of 93.4 billion dollars in 2013 Japanese tech company Hitachi is one of the world’s largest multinationals. Hitachi is headquartered in Tokyo and employs more than 320,000 people. Hitachi develops and delivers high-tech solutions within healthcare, infrastructure, IT, telecommunications, automation and industrial machines.