City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge Awards Winners

Two teams was announced as the joint winners for the City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge (CATCH). Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) launched CATCH in February 2020 with a global call for dynamic, intelligent and data-driven solutions to address mobility and city planning challenges in Kuala Lumpur.

Through the journey of the CATCH program, six finalists developed and delivered Minimum Viable Products (MVP) successfully for Kuala Lumpur, despite the continuing impact of COVID-19. With support from strategic and data partners through the finalist stage, including mentorship from industry experts during the incubation workshop, finalists obtained meaningful local insights and feedback for finalizing their solution development. Finalists were also able to install physical devices in Kuala Lumpur, develop data analytics platforms and dashboards, and conduct feasibility testing to showcase the data utilization and leverage innovative technologies to improve the access to mobility in Kuala Lumpur. These MVPs were presented at the final assessment to our esteemed panel of eight judges from various fields of expertise.

After careful consideration and deliberations with the judges, TMF identified Numina from the US and KERB from Australia as the best suited solutions, which matched the five assessment criteria of creativity, desirability, feasibility, sustainability and technicality. In addition to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the city of Kuala Lumpur, these winning solutions also align with Toyota’s Mobility for All initiative. Numina and KERB will receive a grant of US$250,000 each, as financial support for their solution trial and implementation in Kuala Lumpur with the continuing collaboration from strategic and data partners.