Social Innovation Business

Introduction

Partnership is crucial to delivering value across the innovation ecosystem. We work with partners from across the globe to ideate and incubate innovative opportunities. Combining our expertise with your knowledge, we embark on a journey of co-creation to build new businesses and new business models. While creating value for our customers, Hitachi SIB's overarching goal is to improve society and quality of life.

Innovation Through Partnership

To develop innovative new businesses and ideas while working closely with partners and customers, Hitachi SIB implements co-creation in three steps. These inter-related—and ideally interlocked—stages are Ideate, Incubate, and Accelerate. 

  • Ideate
  • Ideate
  • Ideate
Ideate
Ideate

At Hitachi SIB, we believe that customers have specific problems, and if they can be solved in the right way, those solutions will deliver value to another party—you. Ideate is the stage that identifies your strongest opportunities and validates the viability of your value proposition, potential solutions and business model. 

Why It's Important

You want to find an idea that you can take into incubation and further determine if it’s viable enough to venture. Validating customer pain points by determining the solution or service ensures a worthwhile investment.

Hitachi's Value Proposition

For over 110 years, we have mastered operational and information technology to enable solutions that benefit society at large. 

Brief Macro Trend

The cost of distance and the global pandemic of 2020 are forcing a re-evaluation of business models across supply chains. 

  • Incubate
  • Incubate
  • Incubate
Incubate
Incubate

This step delivers a minimum viable solution with the processes and the support needed to grow. Incubation provides a further-validated business model and the initial customer pilots.

Why It's Important

The outcome is to discover if there’s a customer need in the marketplace that warrants a new business/service—and not create a new market for an untested solution. 

Hitachi's Value Proposition

We invite partners to co-incubate. This process is the opportunity to work with a Global Fortune 500 company right from the start. 

Brief Macro Trend

Collaboration with partners helps identify and solve global sustainability challenges built from customer pain through delivered solutions. 

  • Accelerate
  • Accelerate
  • Accelerate
Accelerate
Accelerate

This is a growth phase when you build the business with milestones, ready to expand the market. Acceleration has two stages: build to standardize and build to scale. 

Why It's Important

You have a delivery solution and a go-to-market (GTM) strategy to generate revenue. Your ultimate goal: create a standardized solution that can be ready to scale with a repeatable business model. 

Hitachi's Value Proposition

Together, we embrace an ecosystem partnership to scale solutions, globally if possible. 

Brief Macro Trend

Connectivity, software, and machine learning is accelerating convergence of and collaboration within industries, technologies, products and services. 

Our Portfolio
Our Portfolio

Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business has a diverse and robust portfolio in our targeted areas of expertise that address and solve business problems as we generate societal and environmental value. We prioritize collaboration while infusing innovation and emerging technologies into our solutions.

Let’s Get Started

How do you want to solve local and global challenges? Our team wants to hear your thinking—whether it’s the grain of an idea or an industry-changing one. Submit your information now.

Hitachi SIB can take you from possibility to reality. We’ll review specifics of your resources, products, and markets and see how the power of co-creation can build opportunity for everyone.

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