Time of Event

14:00–15:50 Tokyo time


In an era marked by rapid urbanization, population growth, and environmental concerns, the transport sector faces a critical imperative—to evolve, adapt, and innovate. Start-ups, often characterized by their agile solutions, fresh perspectives, and disruptive thinking, are emerging as catalysts for change within the transport sector.

This webinar, "Innovation in the Transport Sector: Start-Ups and Digital Tools as Drivers," will address this imperative head-on, shedding light on the transformative power of innovation within the transport industry. Speakers and participants will contribute to discussions on the aspects that can help facilitate the effective use of data and technology to provide more efficient, sustainable, and passenger-centric transport services.

The objective of this webinar is to explore how technologies such as data analytics, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence create an environment where innovative ideas can be conceived, refined, and executed in the transport sector. The aim is to offer technologically advanced alternatives to traditional transportation methods, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the sector.

  • Explore how technologies such as data analytics, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence can create an enabling environment for transport innovation
  • Discuss real-world cases from economies in Asia and the Pacific to uncover how start-ups present innovative solutions in light of modern challenges in transportation development
  • Recognize and discuss the pivotal role of digitization in providing efficient and resilient transport services
Target Participants
  • Policy makers from Asian Development Bank member economies
  • Policy makers and experts from civil society, think tanks, and international organizations
  • Private sector and industry experts
  • Young researchers, academicians, and scholars from ADB member countries
  • A common platform for sharing knowledge between government officials, industry experts, and academics from the transport and technology sectors
  • Improved planning and capacity building of innovation policy
  • Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS)

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