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TEAM EXPO 2025 is a participatory programme created by people from all over the world, with a variety of teams and activities to take up the challenge of making a better the future for Expo 2025 and beyond.

Co-Creation Challenges

Actions working together for our ideal future.

  • Advancing Global Radiology Accessibility Challenge

    Rology's Co-Creation Challenge aims to address healthcare disparities by leveraging AI-assisted teleradiology to ensure global access to diagnostic services. Focusing on underserved areas, this initiative will reduce diagnosis times and improve medical report accuracy, directly supporting SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being). By enhancing healthcare accessibility and fostering innovation (SDG 9), Rology contributes to reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and supports global partnerships (SDG 17) for a sustainable future. Through this challenge, Rology embodies the EXPO theme, aiming for a sustainable society where healthcare is accessible to all.

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  • Thermal brick unaffected building component that addresses the building’s energy efficiency and extreme temperature from climate change

    Phytavaren Technology is committed to advancing sustainable construction practices, with a particular focus on energy efficiency. Our interlocking Thermal Brick for Energy Efficiency is a cornerstone of our efforts, seamlessly integrating into our broader initiatives aimed at creating a more sustainable and resilient future. Through our Thermal Brick technology, we address the pressing need for enhanced thermal regulation in buildings, significantly reducing energy consumption for temperature control. By seamlessly integrating this innovative product into our initiatives for community and town development, housing solutions, and environmental preservation, we aim to promote energy efficiency and sustainability across various sectors. While our Thermal Brick plays a crucial role in our focus extends beyond commercial interests. We collaborate with stakeholders to foster recycling-oriented societies and promote circular economy practices, further contributing to a more sustainable future. In Thailand, we have embarked on a notable initiative where we utilize our Thermal Brick technology to construct social net houses. These structures not only provide affordable housing solutions but also leverage the thermal properties of our bricks to create comfortable and energy-efficient living spaces for communities in need. Through collaboration with local partners, we ensure that our initiatives align with the specific needs of the communities we serve, empowering individuals and families with a higher quality of life while minimizing their environmental footprint. Beyond our product offerings, we are dedicated to fostering a more sustainable and resilient future through initiatives aimed at community and town development, housing solutions, environmental preservation, and the promotion of recycling-oriented societies. Our participation in global events such as the COP28 in Dubai, UAE, underscores our commitment to tackling energy and climate change challenges on a broader scale.

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  • Safer, stronger and better small-scale fishing vessels

    Every year hundreds of thousands of small-scale fishers get accidents at sea and the number of fatalities runs in the tens of thousands. Overexploitation of coastal fisheries resources requires the fishers to operate further off-shore, where the waves are higher and it is more difficult to return to port when storms are approaching. Climate change effects on the weather add to the dangers at sea for those fishers. Safer and stronger small-scale fishing boats can safe the lives of thousands of fishers. The Ministry of Fisheries of Sri Lanka requested FAO to design a safer, stronger and better small-scale fishing vessel, in view of the many small-scale fishers lives lost at sea and the challenges posed by climate change (e.g. higher waves, fast weather changes). FAO did so and discussed the design changes with the key stakeholders, the fishers, boat builders and the Government. Two demonstration vessels of 20 and 23ft in length were built in 2023 and handed over in December 2023 to the Ministry, along with the mould to build more of these vessels in series. The fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boat builders were trained by FAO in better construction practices through 2 practical workshops. Moreover, a manual was developed and construction standards were translated in Tamil and Sinhala languages. The Dhanusha shipyard in Sri Lanka requested the Ministry to get the mould on loan to build another 50 vessels for the fishers. Particularly on the east coast there is demand among fishers for the 23ft version. More info can be found in the brochure: . An FAO news item and a video were also produced. The boat designs are available for free download from FAO’s Fishing Vessel Design Database, which contains over 230 fishing vessel designs. The Expo will be instrumental in disseminating the design and best-practice approaches used in the design and construction of the small-scale fishing vessels to other countries, and will help us in the Blue transformation of the fisheries sector.

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  • Addressing basic drivers of acute malnutrition in African drylands

    In many ongoing protracted crisis, humanitarian needs escalate but resources become increasingly scarce. However, Interventions to prevent acute malnutrition has predominantly focused on food and medical aid, neglecting the pivotal role of agricultural intervention. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines on child wasting prevention released in November 2023, reveal that the evidence for preventing wasting is mixed and largely inconclusive, with only limited impacts observed. Our project aims to generate and disseminate knowledge to pioneering a paradigm shift that acknowledges the essential role of agriculture in addressing child wasting within humanitarian and fragile contexts. Through the analysis of existing data on food insecurity, acute malnutrition, livelihoods, environment and conflict in five countries (Chad, DRC, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan), ou project aims at understanding better the basic drivers of acute malnutrition and at gathering empirical evidence to inform how to address sustainably acute malnutrition in protracted crisis. The success of our endeavour would result in creating a paradigm shift and convincing stakeholders and other humanitarian actors of the criticallity of adressing basic drivers of acute malnultrition to obtain sustaible outcomes. Such shift in the approach and an increased investment in agricultural interventions would contribute to reducing rates and relapse rates of acute malnutrition (SDG 3), as well as strengthening production, livelihoods' resilience as well as households' resilience (SDG 1 and 2).

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  • Building Peace through Entrepreneurship and Technology

    The world is witnessing an increase in conflicts, affecting global peace and economic stability. Nations with low economic freedom are 14x more susceptible to conflict. A lack of economic opportunity has been associated with increased vulnerability among youth, and high unemployment amongst youth has been found to make countries vulnerable to conflict. The lack of innovation in current peacebuilding tools and methodologies hinders effectiveness in addressing complex conflicts with evolving challenges. Traditional peacebuilding is void of coordination, not adaptive, lacks localization, does not address sustainability nor social or economic impact, and rarely focuses on prevention. Recognizing entrepreneurship and technology as unifiers, we founded SocialTech Lab to leverage these tools for peace. Our approach fosters economic unity and interdependence, offering a novel path to peace and “Designing a Future Society” that is peaceful, stable, and prosperous. Entrepreneurs, by nature, prioritize growth over differences, making them natural peacemakers. By providing resources for cooperation and success, we aim to create positive peace through economic integration. Our journey began in Cyprus, a nation divided for 5decades, illustrating the complexities of long-standing conflict. Despite division, Cyprus stands as a beacon of hope for peace, stability, and prosperity. The island's youth, particularly affected by unemployment and conflict, represent both a challenge and an opportunity for transformative change. SocialTech Lab responds to these challenges by cultivating an environment where youth can innovate for peace and development. Our flagship initiatives serve as platforms for entrepreneurial collaboration across divided communities. These efforts reduce youth unemployment and foster economic integration, positioning entrepreneurship as a driver of peace and social cohesion. To contribute towards this vision, we aim to design, develop, and implement digital tools, innovation programs, and physical spaces that bring innovators from conflict-affected communities together to create a better future. Activities include: 1. Digital Tools – Web/mobile apps and AI-powered tools that connect divided societies and empower young entrepreneurs to collaborate and grow. 2. Innovation Programs - Hackathons, venture builders, accelerators that support early-stage youth entrepreneurs in post-conflict societies to build their own ventures. 3. Physical Spaces - Coworking centers that incubate post-conflict youth entrepreneurs to scale their ideas. We aim to showcase this model at the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan with the goal of creating awareness around the issues we tackle and inspiring other regions facing similar challenges to work together.

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  • Rural Reach Aviation Challenge

    Our goal is to connect each rural town to a high capacity hospital in the region to make sure every patient can quickly receive life saving treatment, regardless of where they live. Using a new type of infrastructure known as Vertiports, which are a new form of helipad that supports drones and air taxis, we want to develop a pick up and drop off location in each small town that can be accessed by the community and emergency service works to speed up emergency response and patient evacuations. Our challenge is tied to Sustiainable Development Goals 3, 9 and 11. We believe the success of this project will allow for better access to emergency health care services for residents of Japan, regardless of how far they live from a city center. As well, it will demonstrate a new approach to aviation infrastructure that truly supports communites and creates more resilient, sustainable cities in the country.

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Co-Creation Partners

Corporations and organizations that support multiple Co-Creation Challenges.