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AEON Open Innovation Contest

Come join us if you are an ambitious and passionate entrepreneur, join this event to potentially turn your innovative ideas into reality with ÆON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) PLC (ÆON). Bring your team to compete and win the chance of a lifetime to create new business as well as many prizes and opportunities.

ÆON is the largest retail group company based in Japan with over 8 tril. JPY(about 2.4 tril. THB) in revenue and have a retail network comprising around 300 consolidated subsidiaries and 31 equity-method affiliated companies ranging from supermarkets such as Maxvalu to shopping malls.

ÆON Financial Service(AFS) is a comprehensive financial group that grew out of ÆON’s retail operations through integration of the commercial and financial sectors. Centering on the Company, which is a bank holding company, the Group currently consists of 34 consolidated subsidiaries and one equity-method affiliate in 13 Asian countries (Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, China, Taiwan and India).

In Thailand, ÆON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) PLC (ÆON) established in 1992 by AFS has expanded financial business such as credit card, personal loan, hire purchase and othersWe have 3.26 million accounts (hire purchase, personal loan and credit cards) and ID base amounted to 2.14 million IDs, also No. of issued credit cards and member cards was 8.15 million.


ÆON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) PLC (ÆON)






 Orientation Day: HUBBA Silom (19th Floor, Silom Complex Building)

 Pitch Day: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit (Asoke)


THERE ARE 6 THEMES BELOW THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO :

        1. QR cross-border payment/ converter: Offer cross boarder QR code payment and/or conversion between QR code standards from different countries especially in the Mekong area

        2. Digital marketing X payment: Combining digital marketing with payment to have exciting shopping experience

        3. APAC payment / e-wallet: Collaboration on creating new digital payment / e-wallet product with ÆON and partner companies around the Asia Pacific region especially in the Mekong area

        4. Artificial Intelligence (AI): Retail finance (Payment / loan etc.), insurance brokerage, collection solution leveraging AI such as chatbot, analyze and determine customer characteristics (such as life style, etc.) for more effective product marketing 

        5. BlockchainRetail finance (Payment / loan etc.) leveraging Blockchain

        6. Other disruptive technology: Other disruptive technology / solution (Ex: Data [information] business utilizing data of 9 million people, debt collection/ credit monitoring utilizing IoT etc., analysis of debtor trends, mobile-focused customer retention solution, biometrics such as facial authentication, back-office efficiency improvement, [automated store, automatic payment system, operation automation to minimize manual work, paperless], proactive customer service solution leveraging multiple channels, effective centralized information sharing system across multiple business unit and channels, solution that turns traditional cost center [i.e. call center, collection] into profit center [ex. leveraging data for marketing], etc.) 



        STARTUP EDITION

        Objective: To create new business by leveraging synergy between startup's advanced technology/ innovative business model and ÆON' existing service/ customer base

        Requirement: Commercialized product with working prototype ready for POC, prepare development environment including API/SDK connection (method). Presentation/material should be in English

        Prize 

        - 150,000 THB cash prize for the 1st place winner

        - Opportunity to become ÆON business partner including POC project and potential to sign MOU (available for the 1st place winner)

                            ****one registration per team ( only the team leader have to register)



        STUDENT EDITION

        Objective: To recruit talented university students to join ÆON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) PLC (ÆON). and acquire innovative ideas that could potentially turned into reality with ÆON

        Requirement: Have innovative idea (no commercialized product/prototype is needed). Presentation/material should be in English 

        Prize : 

        - 50,000 THB cash prize for the 1st place winner

        - Opportunity to become ÆON intern(s) for 3 - 6 months (available for the 1st place winner)

        - 3,000 THB allowance for the pitch day finalists (inclusive of transportation)

         ****one registration per team ( only the team leader have to register)



        For more information and updates:


        CONTACTS
        TEL: 098 - 9494 -592 (Bua) 
               084 - 1432 - 221 (Aum) 
        **Working Hours: Weekdays 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

        Email: openinnovation@keieiken.co.jp


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        Date
        11 May 2019 at 13:00 - 17:30
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        Location
        The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
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        - Have innovative idea (no commercialized product/ prototype is needed) - Presentation/material should be in English ** 1 registration per team (only the team leader have to register)

        Startup Edition

        - Commercialized product with working prototype ready for POC, prepare development environment including API/SDK connection (method) - Presentation/material must be in English - 1 registration per team (Only the team leader have to register)

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