Invitation to the NEDO Supply Chain Data Challenge

17 May 2022

The NEDO Supply Chain Data Challenge, a competition by the Japanese Government with a first prize of 10 million JPY (74K Euro), is now open.

Entry application submission deadline: 17 May 2022

NEDO, or New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, is inviting corporations, individuals, and groups to submit ideas and systems that contribute to the development of supply chain monitoring and management by combining various types of information, including satellite images and other mobile data. Innovative and outstanding solutions will be awarded by NEDO.

This project consists of an “Idea Contest” and a “System Development” part covering 3 themes.

Idea Contest
- Ideas for technologies and solutions how the use of satellite data and other resources enable to solve problems in Supply chain management

System Development
- Supply chain impact estimation and visualization in case of “Congestion of container logistics at Ports”
- Supply chain impact estimation and visualization in case of “disasters such as large-scale windstorms and floods”

The Idea Contest for proposals of technologies and solutions will greatly expand the potential for satellite data applications in solving social issues related to the supply chain, and the System Development for test implementations.

NEDO will provide satellite imagery, mobile GPS information, and geospatial and statistical information via “Tellus,” a satellite image data platform ( ). Participants could open up integrated data analysis and application development and demonstrate business development possibilities.

More details on the call for proposals are available on NEDO website and in the attached guideline.

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