SIP(Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program)
"Development of road network management database: A practical bridge management system for local authorities

 October 2014‐March 2019

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SIP was initiated in 2014 by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) under the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan in order to better promote innovative science and technology. The Government of Japan believes that SIP can dramatically impact society by accelerating national economic development. It is also expected to open up new markets for Japanese industry overseas.
One SIP project -“ Infrastructure Maintenance and Management Technology” ‒ is led by Tokyo University, with the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University serving as the primary partner.
The objective of this project is to create sustainable management systems for infrastructure and expand these systems overseas.
Kyoto University’s research group under Sub-Project Team #2 is developing a bridge management system for engineers and authorities with local governments in Japan. The group aims to establish new technologies and management systems which are based on local needs and thus more applicable in the field in collaboration with Kyoto Prefecture and other related institutions. It will improve the management of maintenance and reduce the overall life cycle cost through targeted preventive maintenance.
Also under SIP, we are developing a Kyoto-Vietnam model and sharing the knowledge and technology with other ASEAN countries in collaboration with the University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi, Vietnam.



●Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI (Director of Center for Research in Business Administration / Professor)



●Shouichi NAKATANI (Professor)
●Kazuya AOKI (Adjunct Associate Professor)
●Keiichi TAMURA (Adjunct Professor)
●Emi DOYLE (Researcher)


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The meeting at the University of Transportation and Communications, Hanoi (Left), Bridge Inspection, Hanoi (Right)



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