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THINGS is collaborating with Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, to help finding new solutions supporting their business processes in this Energy Tech Mission.

Application period is now closed!

Deadline to submit full application: January 21, 2024

The Challenge

What is Hitachi Energy looking for?

In this challenge, we are looking for methods and industry best practices for data anonymization to allow data to be shared in a way that it is not identifiable. 

Data anonymization can be used to share data between groups to perform data analysis while having the guarantee that data is not identifiable and cannot be traced to each group.

HITACHI ENERGY is looking for a Demonstrator of a methodology
that would allow Entities to share operational data anonymously.

 Entity A should be able to visualize and compare the data of Entity A against the data of Entity B and Entity C, without being able to identify which data comes from Entity B or Entity C. The main focus of this challenge is how to anonymize data, so that it shall not be possible to identify any entity or any other source data. In this challenge, applicants will be provided with a set of data unrelated to the business involved, to test their anonymization, visualization and analysis hypothesis and develop a demonstrator.

If you think this challenge is spot-on for you, register in the form below, and we will send you a mail with additional information, a set of sample data, and a link to the full application form.

Please note:

  • Deadline above applies to submission of the full application. We strongly recommend to Register in form below no later than Jan 14, for you to receive all material and have enough time to submit your application before deadline on Jan 21.
  • All new IP developed as part of this challenge, and future project using the results of this challenge, by the winning solution will belong to Hitachi Energy. Please consider this in your application and proposal.

  • The budget allocated to for one company to develop the winning solution into a demonstrator is 20 k$. Please consider this in your proposal, and scale your defined deliverable to fit within this budget.


Jan 21, 2024                 Application deadline

Jan 22-26                       Shortlist applications, confirm and schedule upcoming presentations

Feb 1 & 5                        Online presentations by selected applicants 

Feb  9                               Confirm selection of applicant

Feb 16                              Contract signed

Mar 22                             Finalise working demonstrator, agree on presentations/demo approach

Mar 25-29                     Presentation of demonstrator to Hitachi Energy stakeholders

Selection Criteria

Scalability – Ability to implement and scale the solution

Impact – Relevant and desired improvements for Hitachi Energy, be it improved customer interaction, reduced work effort, increased efficiency, or other

Return On Investment – What and how fast can the expected value be realized

Compatibility – Solution is compatible with Hitachi Energy processes and offering

Feasibility Ability to verify results by end of Mar 2024

Energy Tech Mission Team

Linda Krondahl 

Magnus Melander
Evangelist, THINGS

Registration Form

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Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers.

The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value.

Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.



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