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China's Dalian Hi-think Computer Technology establishes new R&D company for IoT and big data analysis in Kyoto
Feb 23, 2017
Dalian Hi-think Computer Technology established Laboratory of Hi-Think Corporation, a company engaged in R&D for IoT and big data analysis, in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The newly established company seeks to offer solutions regarding diagnosis of malfunctions and early detection of potential glitches at manufacturing sites. It intends to engage in collaborative research with Japanese research institutions and companies.
Dalian Hi-think Computer Technology was founded in Dalian in 1996 and has been developing software and providing IT-related services and solutions ever since, currently employing more than 7000 people. The company is the leading exporter of software from China to Japan. Its new subsidiary, LHC, is its third base in Japan, following one in Tokyo (1999) and another in Okinawa (2015), both of which are also IT service providers. It selected Kyoto as its R&D base because the location allows it easily collaborate with Kyoto and Osaka Universities and interact with their students. It also offers geographic proximity to a manufacturing hub: Nagoya.
JETRO provided consultation to Dalian Hi-think Computer Technology in the establishment of LHC. As a result of the provision of information on incentives, LHC applied for the FY2016 Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Centers and was adopted as a grantee. LHC also tapped into other incentives from Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City.