Cities across Asia are now experiencing exponential population growth because of urbanization. This eventually creates a host of new challenges including environmental issues. Enter the concept of ‘Smart Cities’. By leveraging upon the latest emerging information and communications technologies, critical city operations such as traffic planning, transportation management, and other city services can be improved significantly. Done right, smart cities have the potential to alleviate some of the major challenges of urbanisation, bring citizens closer to government, and open up new opportunities for companies and investors in emerging fields such as smart mobility.
Workafella coworking space in Bangalore is proud to associate with Toyota Mobility Foundation as the official eco-system partner for The City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge #CATCH2020.
The City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge is a global challenge co-developed by the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and Deloitte Future of Mobility Solution Centre (FoM), to support and source for innovative, data-driven solutions worldwide to mitigate the risk of urbanisation and install efficiency in urban planning and transportation management. CATCH will seek to address mobility challenges in Kuala Lumpur with a global call for solutions, for a period of 8 months, where participants – from start-ups, academic and research institutions to corporates, or even the general public – can conceptualize and develop solutions that are dynamic, intelligent and data-driven to design future city infrastructures.
CATCH2020 will provide participants with data to empower them to develop solutions that will be selected in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act.
Participants from start-ups, academic and research institutions, corporates, or even the general public – are all welcome to contribute solutions to reimagine the future of urban planning and transportation management.
What Attendees can expect?
Other than key information about the Challenge, attendees can expect to come out with a deeper understanding of the mobility landscape, from varied areas such as data management, new business models, to electric vehicle optimization.
The roadshow will also provide attendees with high-level insights from industry leaders regarding the future of mobility. Attendees will garner a greater understanding of how they can contribute and participate in this transformative ecosystem of global mobility.
As a brand Workafella coworking space in Bangalore continuously aims at bring the best of opportunities to its community. In this pursuit, collaborating with Toyota Mobility Foundation and being the host of the Indian Roadshows, Workafella brings an excellent opportunity to technology start-ups, corporates & SMEs. Workafella will be hosting the roadshows for the event in Workafella Bangalore on 17th February and Workafella Mumbai on the 18th February.
With a Grand prize pool of 1.5M USD, a chance to work with TMF & the Kuala Lumpur government, investment & mentoring opportunities, CATCH 2020 is an opportunity that can help empower the Workafella community.