Nagoya, Japan – SORA Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi; Founder and CEO: Yosuke Kaneko; hereinafter referred to as “SORA Technology”), dedicated to transforming lives through “SORA,” proudly announces its qualification for the finals in the startup-focused Pitch Contest & Award held in conjunction with Japan Mobility Show 2023 (JMS), where over 470 companies from around the world are exhibiting.
SORA Technology’s innovative approach to malaria vector mosquito control using drones and artificial intelligence in Africa received notable recognition. Out of the 15 finalists, one will be selected as the Grand Prize winner, and SORA Technology will present its solution in pursuit of this prestigious accolade.
About Japan Mobility Show 2023
- Hosted by: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
- Date: October 26, 2023 (Thursday) – November 5, 2023 (Sunday)
- Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Koto Ward)
- Website: Japan Mobility Show 2023
Japan Mobility Show 2023, with participation from over 470 companies, is the largest exhibition in Japan focusing on mobility. This event has evolved from the traditional “Tokyo Motor Show,” aiming to be a platform fostering startups that will shape the future of various industries and mobility, offering visitors a glimpse of the “Future Japan.”
About the Pitch Contest & Award
- Date: November 4, 2023 (Saturday), 13:00 –
- Location: Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall
Held as part of “Start Up Future Factory,” one of JMS’s main events, this is Japan’s largest contest with a total prize money of 12 million yen. Winners will be selected in three categories: “LIFE×Mobility: Future Living,” “EXCITEMENT×Mobility: Future Excitement,” and “INFRASTRUCTURE×Mobility: Future Infrastructure.” The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the winning companies in these categories.
SORA Technology’s Presentation
SORA Technology will present its innovative malaria vector mosquito control project that combines drones and artificial intelligence in Sierra Leone, Africa, under the “LIFE×Mobility: Future Living” category. Approximately 17 companies participated in the semi-finals held on October 9th, with 5 companies advancing to the finals on November 4th, where they will vie for both category awards and the Grand Prize.
About SORA Technology Co., Ltd.
SORA Technology is on a mission to “bring about a transformation in people’s lives through ‘SORA'” and create new social infrastructure primarily centered around air mobility, with a focus on drones.
In the global health sector, the company aims to combat infectious diseases like malaria while contributing to the resolution of societal issues such as last-mile delivery. SORA Technology offers comprehensive services, including legal support, drone operations management systems (UTM), and drone licensing. Drawing on experience gained in developing countries, SORA Technology also aspires to bring reverse innovation to advanced countries, realizing “a sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics using ‘SORA'” and the safe management and integration of ‘SORA’ on a global scale.