SAP AG, SHARP Corporation, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., e-solutions, inc., and the Future Design Center Incorporated Association (FDC) have joined forces to start the Smart City Project to present a technology model from Japan to the world. The plan is to develop cutting-edge technologies and models as “social systems’.
The Smart City Project is a concrete implementation of problem-solving for national problems, which is a guiding concept of the Future Design Center. This is the first project of the FDC. Goals of the project are:
- Reduction in CO2 emissions through the promotion of the introduction of renewable energy sources and greater application of energy conservation technology and methods.
- Applicability to meet the local needs of various regions around the world
- Improvement of Quality of Life
- Contribution to environmental industries in Japan (including job creation)
130 million JPY will be spent to create proposals for each area of the world from April 2010, with each of the participating companies contributing their cutting-edge technologies and data from proving tests implemented in each region. In addition to technical collaborations with the University of Tokyo, under an agreement with the FDC, there are studies underway to evaluate the collaborations and combination possibilities among the communications infrastructure companies, EV-related companies, storage cell companies, building design companies and businesses related to high-voltage power delivery companies, and the potential for additional participants.
Download: Smart City Project Press Release
Source: Sharp Corporation