Received the Judges’ Special Prize at “the City OS Ideathon at Bang Sue Smart City”.

Three of our employees were selected as one of the thirteen finalists for the “the City OS Ideathon at Bang Sue Smart City” and one of them received the “Judges’ Special Prize”.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, this ideathon invites ideas for smart services that will make the development around the Bang Sue Central Station in Bangkok more attractive. The theme of the event is “A city that leads a ‘different lifestyle before’ filled with comfort and wellbeing, taking advantage of its characteristics as a transportation hub”.

■Judges’ Special Prize

Bounty of the tropics “solar power generation & food stall” / Koichiro Sato, Creator Business Unit

The idea is to systematically connect solar energy and food stalls, thereby transforming the Bang Sue district, home to Southeast Asia’s one of the largest terminal station, from a transportation hub into an “eco-friendly city to visit” that uses clean and sustainable energy.

■Finalists selected

A Digital Museum in Virtual Space. / Miho Sugita, Creator Business Unit

Wellness Smart City Concept through Mobility Device Development / Urara Watanabe, Creator Business Unit

■What is the City OS Ideathon at Bang Sue Smart City?

This is an ideathon organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan as part of Smart JAMP, a support program implemented by Japan to help ASEAN countries realize smart cities. It was held for the purpose of studying the specifications of the urban OS (Data Linkage Infrastructure) and related smart technologies for the Bang sue area, which is planned to be constructed in the future in the smart city development around Bang sue Central Station in Bangkok, Thailand.

SponsorMinistry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Cooperated byThe Office of Transport and Traffic, Policy and Planning, State Railway of
Supported byThailand, SRT Asset Co., Ltd., The Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Embassy of Japan, in Thailand, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
ManagementOriental Consultants Global, UR Linkage Joint Proposal
Application periodSeptember 26 (Monday) to October 14 (Friday), 2022
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