Junction Asia 

What: A weekend long hackathon

When: May 6-8th, 2016 Where: Terrada Warehouse, Tennozu Isle, Tokyo
Why: To bring together developers, creators and designers to build the future
Who: Engineers, designers, managers,marketers, students, non-students!  
Cost: FREE! Some food and drinks provided

Themes: IoT, Air travel, e-commerce, virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud-computing etc

See detail schedule on the website

Join a track and show us your best hacks! 


1) Travel with Japan Airlines (JAL)  

JAL is the leading Japanese airline company, committed to building better experiences for travelers. In order reach the goal, JAL actively seeks partnerships and collaboration with the startup community.  

Track content:

Target situation in this track is shown below.

1. Planning stage before traveling
2. Procedure until getting on the airplane
3. Activities after getting off the airplane
4. Experience while traveling
5. Activities after we return home  

To win: Be creative with the tools given and create an awesome travel experience before and after take off!   

2) Robotics with SoftBank Group, Pepper  

At the track, Junction Asia participants are invited to advance the future of communication by using Pepper, be it in a family setting, communication with customers or even connecting people in general.

The prize will be given to the most innovative idea and the work made for the communication robot.  

3) Artificial Intelligence and Cloud with Intel/NEC/Levono, Realsense  

In this track, Junction Asia participants are free to use IoT, AR and VR technologies, as well as combining them with RealSense, to create new user experiences in home appliances.  

Technologies:RealSense, VR/AR, IoT UX Categories:e-Commerce, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Home Control, Cooking etc.  

IBM Bluemix for all tracks!

Bluemix enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS). Bluemix delivers enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with your cloud applications without you needing to know how to install or configure them.   Participants are free to use Bluemix in their projects at all tracks.   Themes: IoT, Air travel, e-commerce, virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud-computing etc  

Day 1: Track introduction and team building
Day 2: Hacking, hacking, hacking
Day 3: More hacking and pitching presentation  

*You are free to leave the venue, you are not confined in the warehouse at night ;)  

Judges include Ryotaro Nakayama, CEO of crowdfunding service, Makuake, Takuma Iwasa, CEO of Cerevo, Daigo Sakaida, senior principal of Accenture Open Innovation Initiative and Kenneth Blomqvist, Co-Founder of Junction.   Winners stand a chance to present their pitch at Slush Asia in front of a panel of investors and industry experts on May 14th. Other prizes including free subscription to prototyping tool Prott and prizes from partner companies!   Charge your laptops and bring your friends for an amazing event. Let's hack!


Engineers, designers, managers,marketers, students, non-students!
Anyone with an idea and the drive to realise it is welcome! 

Hackathon Sponsors


Pitch at Slush Asia (3)

Free subscription for prototyping tool, Prott (3)

Air travel mileage (JAL track)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 & Prize money (NEC / Lenovo / Intel track) (5)

Prize money (SoftBank Group)

IBM prize (for users of IBM Bluemix)

・Leap Motion
・Philips HUE
・Sony MESH
・Orbotix Sphero
・Parrot Minidrones Jumping Sumo
・Raspberry Pi
・Diginnos Stick

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Registration is now closed


Ryoutara Nakayama

Ryoutara Nakayama
CEO Makuake Crowdfunding

Takuma Iwasa

Takuma Iwasa
CEO Cerevo

Daigo Sakaida

Daigo Sakaida
Senior Principal, Accenture Open Innovation Initiative

Kenneth Blomqvist

Kenneth Blomqvist
Vice president, Altoes

 Kalaya Kovidvisith

Kalaya Kovidvisith
FabCafe Bangkok

Makiko Sato

Makiko Sato
iSG Investment Works

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and uniqueness
  • Technical aspects
  • Quality of pitch

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