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Press Release Inverness, United Kingdom 21-05-2024

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Hitachi Energy and Edinburgh Science deliver Inverness school workshops about our climate

  • Hitachi Energy has teamed up with Edinburgh Science to deliver their Generation Science programme, one of the UK’s leading science education outreach programmes.
  • The partners ran a workshop at primary schools in Inverness on the topic of different climates around the world and the impact of climate change.
  • Attended by primary school pupils and their teachers, the workshops are part of a programme to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.

Hitachi Energy has sponsored a number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops in Inverness, Scotland. Partnering with Generation Science, the performances take place in Scotland, where the touring science communicators will visit 10 primary schools and deliver interactive and inspiring workshops.

The partnership showcases Hitachi Energy’s continued commitment to the importance of science and technology in the global fight against climate change by sponsoring STEM education. The Generation Science workshops are part of Hitachi Energy’s two year agreement with Edinburgh Science to deliver activities bringing to life STEM subjects in schools, showing that science is all around us.

At the schools, the workshop entitled The Green Machine will explore energy transfer and discover solutions for future renewable electricity sources. In another workshop, Electric Explorers, pupils explore the workings of circuits and components by using movement to generate green electricity and find out how it is stored.

Hitachi Energy’s dedication to energy education both inside and outside the classroom, is further exemplified by ‘The Journey of Electricity’ animation series. The recent educational initiative, which has reached over half a billion people worldwide, aimed to ignite curiosity in young minds by sharing captivating facts about the world of energy.

The future of our world will mean children knowing early on how critical the development of science and technology is, and we are passionate that they understand how a career in science and technology will help to fight the effects of climate change and make the world a better place. We believe that it's important to provide opportunities for communities to understand how we can all play a role in meeting a zero-carbon future is crucial.

Laura Fleming
Managing Director
Hitachi Energy UK & IE

We’re delighted to have Hitachi Energy on board as a supporter for this year’s Generation Science tour. Our mission for Generation Science is to provide high-quality science activities to primary school pupils across Scotland, providing the same experience no matter where they live. Hitachi Energy shares our drive to inspire the next generation of scientists and champion the importance of renewable energy, and thanks to their generous support we’re able to bring Electric Explorers to Shetland and The Green Machine to Inverness and Beauly.

Laura McLister
Head of Learning
Generation Science

Hitachi Energy is passionate about engaging the next generation, with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind, while explaining how science technology, and innovation are all around us is important in moving forward to advancing a sustainable future for all.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure and we collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries, serving customers in utility, industry, transportation, data centers and infrastructure sectors. With innovative technologies and services including the integration of more than 150 gigawatts of HVDC links into the power system, we help make the energy value chain more efficient, making electricity more accessible to all. Together with stakeholders across sectors and geographies, we enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 45,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of around $13 billion USD.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.

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 3 business sectors 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 revenues as 3 sectors for fiscal year 2023 (ended March 31, 2024) totaled 8,564.3 billion yen, with 573 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 270,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Edinburgh Science

Edinburgh Science, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the world around them. The organisation is best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival: the world’s first festival of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.

The two-week Festival provides wide and diverse audiences with amazing science-themed experiences through a diverse programme of innovative events for adults and families. Alongside the annual Festival in Edinburgh, the organisation has a strong focus on education, running a touring programme, Generation Science, that brings science to life for primary schools around Scotland throughout the year, and running an annual Careers Hive event which promotes STEM careers to young people.

After programming on the themes of climate change and the environment for many years, in 2019 Edinburgh Science awarded the Edinburgh Medal to Christiana Figueres, the inspirational Costa Rican diplomat instrumental in the Paris Climate agreement. Inspired by this visit, Edinburgh Science established the Climate Co-Lab, a forum for all sectors to come together and generate collaborative actionable ideas that accelerate our transition to net zero. One outcome from the Climate Co-Lab series if The NetZeroToolkit, a free, online resource that SMEs can use to build carbon management strategies.

Edinburgh Science also shares its content and expertise internationally through Edinburgh Science Worldwide and operates a large-scale international programme of work. It regularly presents events overseas and is currently the Major Programming Partner of the annual Abu Dhabi Science Festival, helping to curate, produce and deliver the event. For international partners, the team at Edinburgh Science provide engaging content, curatorial advice on programming and business planning support, along with expert staff and training for local science communicators.

Contacts

Mirelle Lord
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