Tsangs Group is pleased to announce that one of our sponsored projects, “Bootcamp Accelerator for Mayor Offices” (the “BAMO”), has been completed successfully. From September to November 2021, with the funding of Tsangs Group, Good City Foundation (GCF) and Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN) co-organised the Zoom and Virtual Reality Technology-driven accelerator-style smart city project Incubation Programme for 81 civil servants, government urban planners, NGO leaders and private sector owners from 31 cities in Indonesia.
With support from virtual reality system brand HTC VIVE, the BAMO is an accelerator-style smart city government capacity development program in Indonesia to conduct over 10 hours of urban planning and development training (planning, design, policy innovation) with consultants from the World Bank IFC (EDGE Team Indonesia), the World Economic Forum (IoT and Urban Transformation), ICCN and Singapore-based digital twin company, Urbanetic.
The BAMO programme is strategically positioned with the ICCN as part of Indonesia’s national development goal on the 2nd wave of digitalisation in the country.
“BAMO provides a great opportunity for us to experience a different way of communicating and idea sharing, using high-end technology and devices. This experimental phase is also where we can identify points of improvement and requirements for this method to work better.” commented Ms Dwinita Larasati, Deputy Strategic Partnership of ICCN.
“BAMO is a new experience on how the government can seek opportunities on policy through interactive digital platforms which is a much-needed skill in the modern world.” commented Executive Director of West Java Creative Economy and Innovation Committee.
“We are pleased that the BAMO programme is completed successfully. Tsangs Group is always a great supporter of innovators, technologists, and thinkers that will define the next great phase of humanity. VR technology is a creative and interesting way to connect people from around the globe, with minds of innovation and the support of technology, we expect to exert positive influence and positive impact to Indonesia, Southeast Asia and the world.” commented Patrick Tsang, Chairman of Tsangs Group.
About Good City Foundation
Good City Foundation is a non-profit non-governmental development organisation founded in 2016 by a group of young Hong Kong scholars and entrepreneurs with a vision of bettering urban resilience across the next generation of cities in emerging Asia and Africa. The Foundation aims to foster innovative public and private partnership among the next generation of young leaders across emerging cities.
The organisation was first established as “Future City Summit” with the Global Partnership Seed Funding from The Vice President’s Office of The University of Hong Kong. It is currently the Institutional Partner of the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance and Private Sector Committee of ASEAN Smart City Network, Thailand. The Good City Foundation is a member of the Non-Profit Committee in the IoT and Urban Transformation Platform (Asia Action Group) and the Future Real Estate Taskforce of the World Economic Forum (China and ASEAN).
For more information, please visit: https://www.goodcityfoundation.org/.
About Tsangs Group
Tsangs Group is an innovation-focused global family office that bridges East and West. Our mission is to invest in global opportunities that allow us to exert positive influence and drive positive impact in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Tsangs Group has direct investments across the world, we seek out positive impact investments that reflect our values of innovation, sustainability, and togetherness. Our strategy is opportunistic and both sector and location agnostic.
From fintech to entertainment to space travel, we are always investigating, analysing, and supporting the cutting edge of global innovation and development.