2017 Annual Meeting

Space Thinking -Solving Social Issues with Space Thinking-

2018.02.22 13:00 - 18:00

  • CATEGORY: Symposium

G-SPASE Program

The G-SPASE program was awarded the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2017 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion on October 4th in recognition for producing more than 200 graduates from 17 countries and contributing to the utilization of space and geospatial technologies in solving social issues.

To announce the final outcome of the 6 consecutive year G-SPASE program, the 2016-2017 annual meeting “Space Thinking -Solving Social Issues with Space Thinking-” was held on February 22nd, 13:00-18:00 at North Hall of Mita Campus, Keio University. The symposium program consisted of summary of the G-SPASE program, 4 invited lectures, student project presentation by 4 students, present active space community activities introduction by 5 invited speakers , poster session and panel discussions. To our surprise, we have attracted more than 90 participants.

Professor Ryosuke Shibasaki, The University of TokyoAkihiro Fujimori, MEXT

Masayasu Ishida, A.T. KearneyYusuke Muraki, JAXA

Kenji Oda, Dentsu Space LabFabien Roudier, IGSTowards building a space community platform to involve and collaborate with various players within the nation, we invited young community members from NPO UNISEC, Space Development Forum, TELSTAR magazine, Sorabatake magazine, Startup Weekend Tokyo Space to stimulate dialogue. 

Azusa Muta, UNISECToshio Imamura, SDF

Shun Yamada, TELSTARTaiki Nagata, Startup Weekend

Ayano Kido, TELSTAR/Sorabatake

The student projects initiated in the G-SPASE program are adopted by the Japan Space Forum ”State of the Art Space Utilization Model Demonstration Project” which is a commissioned project from the Japanese Cabinet Office. At the symposium, students gave their research presentations on the theme such as (1) installing GNSS Base Stations in Asian regions, (2) machine learning and GIS applied to agriculture microfinance, (3) sports performance measurement using GNSS and (4) taxi probe data analysis for taxi driver profit. 

So Takahashi, TUMSATNaomi Simumba, Keio University

Wataru Kenjo, Keio UniversitySaurav Ranjit, The University of Tokyo

The panel discussion was divided into 2 sections. In the former, young space community members were asked from the moderator and audiences on ideas to create a unified “fun” platform for various space industry players and the impression on “space technology utilization” activities compared to ones such as launching rockets, designing spacecrafts and going to space. In the latter, G-SPASE faculty members and invited professionals discussed the exit design of the G-SPASE program, the necessity of producing directors who can create value instead of just coping with project management, organization of community to sustain communication and implementation of ideas in the real-world setting.

What comes next? Please stay tuned in the G-SPASE program!

Panel Discussion Part 1

Panel Discussion Part 2

An article was introduced on the Cabinet Office, Governmentof Japan website. (Only available in Japanese)