For as long as humans have existed, we have exchanged value with one another—this began in the form of bartering and continues today in many forms. Especially in recent years, new forms of value exchange and credit have emerged with the rapid development of technologies such as AI and blockchain. In this project, Mercari R4D and the University of Tokyo Research Institute for Inclusive Society through Engineering(RIISE) are joining forces to collaborate on research and development in the field of value exchange engineering. By conducting research on a wide range of technologies related to this field—unconstrained by conventional academic frameworks—we aim to create a society in which people all around the world can smoothly and fairly exchange value.
We are working on research initiatives based on the following three visions.
Through social collaboration with RIISE, we aim to contribute to the promotion of academics and the development of society by conducting academic research on “value exchange”, establishing foundational technologies, and further stimulating the development of the next generation of talent.
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Positive impact on the environment (the amount of contribution to the environment created through Mercari’s business activities) supervised by Dami Moon, Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo, is included in Mercari’s FY2022.6 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT.
Symposium aimed at promoting dialogue with experts and researchers as well as the public at large on the current status and future of value exchange engineering, which is still a new research field.