［Press Release］AWL Wins EY Innovative Startup Award 2021 in AI Category
AWL Wins EY Innovative Startup Award 2021 in AI Category
Certified as a start-up company that promotes innovation
Tokyo, Japan – March 19, 2021 – AWL, Inc. (“The Company”, Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, President: Muneharu Kitade), a Hokkaido University-certified startup company and leading edge AI camera solutions provider, is honored to accept EY Innovative Startup Award 2021 in the AI category on the 17th of March 2021.
“EY Innovative Startup” has been awarded to startups since 2017 with an eye to supporting further growth and promoting innovation that leads to economic revitalization through fair evaluation of excellent startups. Companies are selected based on EY’s network knowledge and the opinions of outside experts, and are determined under three evaluation criteria: innovation, growth potential, and sociality. 15 companies from 12 categories were awarded for this year.
■Reason for Commendation
AWL was awarded for its innovation: AWL’s AI camera solutions has realized the digitization of retail operations (digitalization of in-store behavior of customers and clerk) by utilizing existing security camera and enabling video analysis with a small investment. And the cutting-edge AI solutions made it possible to analyze and improve operations in retail stores that have not been digitized and streamlined, achieve operational improvements that produce maximum customer satisfaction with the minimum number of staff, and bring innovation to realize super-efficient support operations.
We intend to strive to realize the “Future of Retail” by refining our technology and delivering new excitement and joy to our clients.
■About AWL, Inc.
AWL, Inc. is a Hokkaido University-certified startup founded in 2016 and where global talents from 17 countries around the world gather. AWL, Inc. is committed to research and development of AI solutions to implement AI in the real world with its diversity and technical capabilities. AWL, Inc. is also selected as a “J-Startup HOKKAIDO” certified start-up company (Support program under private-public collaboration) by Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry. AWL, Inc. will Lead the Future of Retail with innovative AI solutions such as “AWL BOX”, which makes existing security cameras AI-enabled and realizes the optimum solution with a small investment, and “AWL Lite”, the application which enables Android terminals to utilize AI features easily and inexpensively.
■AWL’s AI solutions
Chief Executive Officer ：Muneharu Kitade, President
Address ：[Tokyo Head Office] Shin-Tokyo Building 4F 434, 3-3-1
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 Japan
：[Sapporo Head Office] 4-1-20 Kita 8-Jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908 Japan
*Established dual Head Office structure as of March 17.
Established ：June, 2016
Business ：Edge AI Camera Solutions Business
URL ： https://awl.co.jp
Fujimatsu, Uchida / AWL, Inc.
TEL : 03-6671-7392
FAX : 050-3156-2325