12.8 c
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Ando Hazama × Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture × Air Digital] Collaboration in building a frailty prevention program using digital sports machines

Ando Hazama announces that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Air Digital, a startup whose collaboration proposal was adopted and funded in the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022" held at the Creww Open Innovation Platform, and Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, to establish a program to prevent frailty using a digital sports machine. The city of Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, and the startup Air Digital, which has made an investment in the city, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the establishment of a program to prevent frailty using digital sports machines.

Details of Collaboration

On January 30, 2023, Ando Hazama (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Masato Fukutomi), Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture (Mayor: Shuichi Umeda; hereinafter "Kuki City"), and Air Digital Corporation (Head Office: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture; Representative Director: Sobaku Maeda; hereinafter "Air Digital") signed a collaboration agreement on the establishment of a program to prevent frailty by using a digital sports machine. (headquartered in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture; Sobaku Maeda, President; hereinafter "Air Digital") have concluded a collaboration agreement on the establishment of a frailty prevention program using digital sports machines.

Kuki City has declared itself a "Healthy and Happy Sports City" in order to become a vibrant city where everyone can be healthy and active in mind and body through sports and exercise, etc. Kuki City aims to become a city where people of all ages can connect and live lively lives through rich communication through sports. The city aims to be a city where people of all ages connect with each other through rich communication through sports and live a vibrant life.

Air Digital operates one of the largest digital sports clubs in Japan, "Sports 60 & Smart" (Note 1), at Ario Washinomiya, a commercial facility in Kuki City, and aims to establish a "frailty prevention program" utilizing digital sports, which is unprecedented in Japan, in order to promote digital sports and solve social issues of health maintenance and frailty prevention among the elderly. In addition to the popularization of digital sports, the company aims to establish a "frailty prevention program" utilizing digital sports, which is unprecedented in Japan, in order to solve the social issue of health maintenance and frailty prevention for the elderly.

Kuki City's efforts with Air Digital have been highly evaluated by the national government, and in November 2022, Kuki City received the "Award for Excellent Municipality for Sports and Healthy Community Development" (Note 2) from the Sports Agency.

Ando Hazama will fully support Air Digital, which has adopted a collaboration proposal under the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022" and is also making an investment (Note 3), and will strive to build a "flail prevention program" loved by citizens by further deepening collaboration among the three parties.

Scope of Collaboration under this Agreement

1. to improve the rate of sports participation by citizens through the use of digital sports machines
2. regarding the prevention of frailty using digital sports machines

concluding expression
(Center: Mayor Umeda, Right: Mr. Uehara, Director of Innovation Department, Hazama Ando, Left: Mr. Maeda, Representative Director, Air Digital)

About Kuki City

City MayorShuichi Umeda
positionLocated in the northeastern part of Saitama Prefecture, almost in the center of the Kanto Plain, 50 km from central Tokyo.
populationApproximately 151,000 (as of December 2022)
CharacteristicsThe JR Utsunomiya Line, Tobu Isezaki Line, and Tobu Nikko Line traverse the area,
Cozy hometown with easy access to the city center

About AirDigital

name of companyAir Digital, Inc.
LocationSaitama City, Saitama Prefecture
representativeRepresentative Director Sobaku Maeda
Business OverviewPlanning, development, manufacturing, sales, installation, etc. of digital sports machines
Digital Sports Club "Sports 60 & Smart

About Ando Hazama

name of companyAndo & Hazama Corporation
LocationHead Office: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
representativeMasato Fukutomi
Business Overview1. contracting, commissioning and consulting services for surveying, surveying, planning, designing, constructing, supervising and providing technical guidance for civil engineering, construction and other works
2. supply of construction supplies and machinery and equipment
3. real estate transactions and the holding and use of real estate and securities
4. contracting for soil investigation and remediation work, collection, treatment and disposal of waste, and consulting services related to these businesses
5. planning, design and consulting services related to regional development, urban development and environmental improvement, etc.
6. power generation, electricity, heat and other energy supply businesses, and consulting services related to these businesses
7. investment in and sale of equity interests in real estate-related special purpose companies involving construction contracts, as well as ownership and sale of trust beneficiary rights
8. acquisition, development, licensing and sale of software, industrial property rights and know-how relating to the use of computers
Comprehensive building management and security services
10. businesses incidental to each of the preceding items
11. to jointly manage with others or invest in other businesses related to each of the preceding items
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.ad-hzm.co.jp/

1. Digital Sports Club "Sports 60 & Smart
Location : Ario Washinomiya 1F, 7-1 Kuhonterayada, Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (last admission by 20:00)
Phone number: 048-053-3774 *Please contact the store directly for more information about business.
Air Digital, Inc. Website

2. Award for Excellence in Sports and Healthy Community Development
The award is given to municipalities that are trying to lead the nation in excellent sports and healthy community development. Saitama is the first municipality in Saitama Prefecture to receive this award.
Kuki City HP

3. Ando Hazama: See release materials dated November 15, 2022.
Investment in Air Digital, Inc.

[Ando Hazama x Air Digital] Ando Hazama invested in Air Digital, a digital sports facility developer, to build programs to prevent frailty and promote exercise habits

November 17, 2022

"ANDO Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022" Selected! Three Companies' Collaboration Proposals Enter Collaboration Study Phase</trp-post-container

September 29, 2022

Creating Change in the Construction Industry. Ando Hazama's Challenge for Major Business Improvement and Efficiency|Open Innovation</trp-post-container

January 25, 2021
Facebook Comments
PORT Editorial Officehttps://port.creww.me/
PORT by Creww is an open innovation media for startups, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs in recovery, and companies seeking to create new businesses on the theme of social issues, operated by Creww Co.
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -


Ando Hazama x Cube Earth] Innovating the world's urban OS with patented technology from Japan and the U.S.

Creww Growth Case Study Interview】Ando Hazama has selected Cube Earth, a startup company offering a "smart disaster prevention system" to local governments through the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022," an accelerator program for fiscal year 2022, utilizing Cube Earth, a geographic information system platform patented in the United States and Japan. Cube Earth, a startup company that provides municipalities with a "smart disaster prevention system" using the geographic information system platform "Cube Earth" patented in the U.S. and Japan, was selected for the Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022. The startup is developing next-generation social infrastructure infrastructure such as disaster prevention systems, smart cities, drones, and digital twin systems as part of the DX approach to municipal crisis management. What specific initiatives are they pursuing? We interviewed Hiroyuki Horii, Deputy General Manager of the Innovation Department, Corporate Strategy Division, Ando Hazama, Shigehiko Amo, Chairman of Cube Earth, and Zenshi Takeda, President and Representative Director.

Sanki Kogyo × Startups] Become a company that continues to be chosen|New Steps in Co-Creation with Startups

Sanki Kogyo Corporation, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, has set its sights on becoming a company that will "continue to be chosen" in accordance with its vision for 2050, and is working to strengthen its core businesses and enhance the Sanki brand. One of our new initiatives is to strengthen our core business and improve the Sankiki brand. Therefore, as one of the new initiatives, we are challenging the "SANKI Open Innovation Program 2023". We interviewed Mr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, Facility Systems Business Department, Mr. Tadashi Ishiwata, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Office, and Mr. Naoya Tokuda, Corporate Planning Department, who are challenging the accelerator program for the first time, about their frank thoughts from their respective standpoints.

Ando Hazama × Air Digital × Kuki City] Tackling the challenge of extending healthy life expectancy through digital sports!

Ando Hazama, a general construction company that promotes the creation of new businesses through open innovation, has selected Air Digital Inc. Air Digital, Inc., a company involved in the development of digital sports space and the operation of digital sports fields, was selected for the program. Subsequently, Ando Hazama, Air Digital, and Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, signed a collaboration agreement and are now working together on "Sports 60 & Smart," one of the largest digital sports clubs in Japan, which is located in the "Ario Washinomiya" shopping mall facility in Kuki City. What specific initiatives are being undertaken? We interviewed Tsubasa Sakakibara, Manager of the Innovation Department of Ando Hazama's Corporate Strategy Division, Sobaku Maeda, Representative Director of Air Digital, and Takeshi Kanazawa, a member of the Sports Promotion Section of the Health and Sports Department of the Kuki City Office.

Startup Recruitment] Caring for Community Health|Future Aisei Pharmacy with Roots in the Community through New Business

Aisei Pharmacy has more than 400 dispensing pharmacies nationwide. As the company will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary, we are challenging the accelerator program in search of the next pillar of our business! Aiming to become a pharmacy that is needed by local residents, the company will explore the possibility of creating new businesses. In this interview, we spoke with Hiroyuki Hori, General Manager of the Business Planning Department of Aisei Pharmacy Inc. about why Aisei Pharmacy is now taking on the challenge of open innovation with startups.
Facebook Comments