Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global technology company Hitachi.

The MoU will see the two organisations cooperate in areas of research and development and social innovation through collaborative creation.

Examples of potential cooperation identified in the MoU include research and development activities in the fields of autonomous systems, digital twin, GET replacement, material tracking, urban systems, security, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and IoT sensing across primary industries.

“CSIRO brings more than 100 years’ of experience across a broad, multidisciplinary range of research to the table, and we’re excited to help turn Hitachi’s growing Australian presence into a powerful force for good in our community,” said Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO.

“We are delighted to be partnering with CSIRO as we continue to invest our efforts in introducing technologies and systems across Australia that will impact social well-being. This partnership will also enable collaborative efforts with a variety of different stakeholders who are in alliance with CSIRO from different industries and academia,” said Mr Anand Singh, Executive Director & Director of Operations Hitachi Australia.

The MoU was executed by CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall, and Managing Director of Hitachi Australia, Mr Atsushi Konishi.

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