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Digital Infrastructure Development Project for Digital Transformation of Industries

Project overview

Project period: FY2022 to FY2024, budget: 2.35 billion yen (FY2023)

While Western countries have made rapid progress in digitization due to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has not made progress in the interoperability of systems, and a delay in digital transformation (DX) has become apparent. It is important to build a digital infrastructure that can smoothly link data across companies and industries and to improve the safety and reliability of the entire system when multiple systems are linked in anticipation of society five to ten years into the future.
The focus of this project is on five themes for the development of such digital infrastructure: (1) 3D spatial information infrastructure, (2) next-generation transaction infrastructure, (3) ensuring the safety of the entire system, (4) supply chain management infrastructure, and (5) smart building infrastructure. The focus includes technological development and effectiveness verification for social implementation.

  • Explanatory images showing the relationship among the five themes

Research and Development

(1) 3D spatial Information Infrastructure

To distribute spatial information in various data forms with efficiency and interoperability, unique identifiers to identify specific spatial areas will be defined as "spatial IDs," and an infrastructure to integrate data through the spatial IDs will be established.

(2) Next-generation Transaction Infrastructure

For the efficient execution of business transactions and the creation of new services utilizing transaction data, this theme focuses on constructing transaction infrastructure that can digitally complete a series of business-to-business transactions related to sales orders, invoicing, and settlement.

(3) Ensuring the Safety of the Entire System

To address issues that arise when various systems are intricately interconnected (e.g., difficulty in predicting accidents and identifying their causes), in this theme, data integration infrastructure will be built to ensure the safety and reliability of the entire system. In addition, the new governance form will be researched through use case demonstrations involving multiple stakeholders.

(4) Supply Chain Management Infrastructure

As social issues (e.g., carbon neutrality) and economic issues (e.g., supply chain disconnections) are getting more complex, data distribution infrastructure that allows data sharing and utilization among companies will be built to support solutions to these issues.

(5) Smart Building Infrastructure

To enhance the value of buildings and create data-driven services, building data infrastructure that links buildings with each other or with various digital agents such as IoT, AI, and robots will be established.

  • Picture of the image that the spatial IDs bridge physical/cyberspaces
    Image that the spatial IDs bridge physical/cyberspaces
  • Explanatory image showing the application example of the spatial IDs in the drone domain
    Application example of the spatial IDs in the drone field

Basic information

Technical field Networks and computing
Project code P22006
Department in charge Internet of Things Promotion Department (TEL: +81-44-520-5211)

Last Updated : December 26, 2023