The Miles Award was given to the following organizations:

Nikon Precision Inc., Nikon Corporation
Location: Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture

Nikon has been making significant progress on the project of the semiconductor exposure apparatus (reduced projection exposure step and repeat) which are a huge and super High Tech product by linking VE in the development design phase with a medium-term management plan. The active application and utilization of the risk management, the failure mode effects analysis (FMEA), and the operation validator into the estimation system coupled to 3D-CAD and functional review in the development design phase were highly praised.

Shizuoka Prefectural Government (Miles Award for Public Sector)
Location: Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka city is actively developing the design VE by in-house form. They have applied the design VE into 39 projects in three years, and succeeded nearly 6 billion cost reduction. While carrying out continuously VE training, a meeting for the report of the results, and various seminars, Shizuoka Prefectural Government set up the special department to play a role as the control tower for VE activity from 2008. They have been trying to promote VE to personnel of prefectural government, municipal government and the local construction consultants, and is its the positive efforts and the robust achievements were highly praised.