3DCS Wins JETRO’s Japan Challenge for Society 5.0 Competition
3D CityScapes is the only Canadian company among 15 finalists.
3D CityScapes (3DCS) is pleased to announce it is the sole Canadian finalist to win a coveted spot in the Japan External Trade Organization’s (JETRO) “Japan Challenge for Society 5.0” contest.
The competition saw 292 applications submitted by start-ups located in 53 different countries and regions back in June of 2021. Companies pitched their solutions to address issues facing Japanese society in one of three areas: environmental friendliness, labour shortage & improving productivity, as well as building a smarter and more resilient Japan.
JETRO announced a shortlist of 45 contestants in September of 2021, with winners presenting virtual exhibits in a bid to advance to the final round. 3D CityScape’s pitch on its proprietary 3D visualization platform and experience building digital twins won in the category of “Smart & Resilient Japan”, finishing among three other companies in the section.
“Japan has always been close to our heart as it is the global hub for innovative technologies and efficiencies. To be recognized as the only Canadian company in the Smart Cities division is a big achievement and are most grateful to JETRO for their kind support,” said Salman Hussain, Director of Digital Experiences at 3DCS. “We are very excited about next steps and look forward to expanding in Japan.”
3DCS will now be awarded access to intensive virtual support from JETRO along with a physical invitation to Japan to conduct business matching with local companies and municipalities, barring COVID-19 restrictions, at a later date.
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About 3D CityScapes:
3D City Scapes Inc. is a 3D visualization technology company based in Canada specializing in building 3D interactive environments, assets, and digital twins. Founded in 2019, 3D CityScapes works with property developers, municipalities, urban planners, seaport authorities, and architects to provide 3D applications for use in sales/marketing, planning, predictive analysis, cinematic video production and more.