The goal is to realize a society where everyone is protected from Life-threatening disasters.
In addition to ideas whose applications are solely for disaster prevention, we accept submissions of ideas on how everyday products and services can also be used for disaster response.
At the Innovation Network for Co-Creating the Future, we believe that the following 2 changes will have a significant impact in resolving societal problems in the area of Disaster Prevention.
Even in cases where predictions, forecast and symptoms of disasters are available, if we lack a proper evacuation response and related support measures, we will not be able to adequately respond to secondary disasters such as tsunamis, fires and landslides.
Innovation to improve QOL after a disaster
Due to difficulties in transporting relief goods and aid personnel after the occurrence of disasters, there are challenges of maintaining minimum standards in the living environment for survivors, especially in terms of drinking water, sewage, and toilets.
Chinougijutsu Co., Ltd.
Chinougijutsu developed an autonomous patrol and inspection robot for energy plants. The robot is equipped with AI to identify and detect early signs of possible incidents of old energy plants and thus protect safety of the society. The proposal contains a solution as a service to prevent incidents at social infrastructures through unique sensing technology combined with robotics.
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About mentoring by MRI scientists with expert knowledge in the various fields, cash award and supplementary awards.
About the competition procedure and criteria for participation.
About the schedule from the period between the application deadline and the final screening.
The following themes will also be considered for this program:
Business proposals may also be submitted for multifaceted social issues that involve several focus areas.
Note: business proposals focusing only on infrastructure technologies (e.g. AI and blockchains) will not be accepted.