Aichi Smart Sustainable City Co-Creation Challenge

- with Singapore innovation ecosystem -

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Co-Organizers

Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture

Japan's leading city that has led the world's "manufacturing” wave, e.g. head quarter of Toyota exists, centered on the automobile, aerospace, and robot industries. Biggest contributor to Japan's largest shipment of manufactured goods for 42 consecutive years.

ICMG Co. Ltd
ICMG Co. Ltd

A purposeful and impactful innovation co-creator that creates innovation through collaboration with stakeholders while leveraging an innovation ecosystem centered on Asia, with the goal of "creating purposeful and impactful innovation to the world".

Ecosystem Partner

NUS Enterprise
NUS Enterprise

NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach.

Concept

Purpose

Aichi Prefecture will lead the sustainable future for its citizens and the world.

For 42 consecutive years, Aichi Prefecture has been leading Japan in the value of manufactured goods shipped, and continues to lead the world in manufacturing, especially in the automotive, aerospace and robotics industries.

Aichi Prefecture is known for its love of knowledge. We have explored and created new knowledge to share to the world,. Today we continue to produce leaders with new knowledge. As disruptive technologies and startups emerge from around the world, Aichi Prefecture will continue to challenge itself with passion for the future of the next generation. We are calling for partners from around the world to share in the creation of new "knowledge" about the four challenges for Aichi Prefecture to become the Smart Sustainable City.

Attractiveness & Opportunity of Aichi

Sakushima
Rich natural capital such as the sea and mountains
(pictured here on Sakushima)
Agricultural Powerhouse
A major agricultural powerhouse, including No. 1 in Japan in terms of flower shipments
Festival
Festival-loving culture
(pictured in the photo is the Toyohama Tai (Red snapper) Festival)
Toyota Motor Headquarters
No. 1 in Japan in terms of exported manufactured goods (42 consecutive years)

Toyota Motor Corporation Headquarters
Mega-City
Central region of Tokai where 15 million people lives
Startup Ecosystem
Selected as a "Startup Ecosystem Global Hub City" by the Cabinet Office

Co-Creation Opportunity

Companies whose ideas are adopted can conduct experiments in collaboration with Aichi Prefecture, ICMG, and challenge owners.

Selected winners will have opportunities to apply for POC/Project Implementation Support Funding of approximately SG$100,000

Support in terms of venue, data, media use, deregulation, etc. for experiments

Together lead the entire co-creation innovation based on the knowledge of failures and successes of business co-creation and experiments

Experimentation in the field leading the digital transformation of manufacturing

MaaS experiment using ILY-Ai , personal mobility

Experiments in a city full of nature, urban areas, and connections to the world

An experiment to create "koto (experience)" in a place that connects Japan to the world

Schedule

  • 1

    Open for entries

  • 2

    First Sharing & Co-Learning Session Online

    Sharing details of the program's challenge statement (assignment content)

  • 3

    Second Sharing and Co-Learning Session Online

    Sharing details of the program's challenge statement (assignment content)

  • 4

    Entry Deadline

  • 5

    Announcement of the Results of the Application Review

    First Sharing & Co-Learning Session Online
  • 6

    Co-creation Session

    Explore the possibilities of co-creation with each Challenge Statement owner and co-organizers
    (Aichi Prefectural Government and ICMG)

  • 7

    Demo Day in Aichi Prefecture

    Presentation of the final results of the program and networking

Events

Event
First Sharing and Co-Learning Session

Sharing details of the program's challenge statement (assignment content)

Event
Second Sharing and Co-Learning Session

Sharing details of the program's challenge statement (assignment content)

For more events, please refer to ICMG Innovation Platform.

Challenge Owner

Tetsuya Kimura
Tetsuya Kimura

Asahi Tekko

Takeshi Kurono
Takeshi Kurono

Asahi Tekko

Atsushi Ikuta
Atsushi Ikuta

Asahi Tekko

Hideyuki Aikyo
Hideyuki Aikyo

Aishin Seiki

Kazuhiko Ishiguro
Kazuhiko Ishiguro

Minamichita Town

Junpei Takada
Junpei Takada

Minamichita Town

Kenta Tsutsumida
Kenta Tsutsumida

Minamichita Town

Yutaka Miyashita
Yutaka Miyashita

Central Japan International Airport

Masahisa Ichino
Masahisa Ichino

Central Japan International Airport

Program Co-creator

Yoshiaki Tsujimoto
Yoshiaki Tsujimoto

Aichi Prefectural Government
Startup Division

Akihiro Mori
Akihiro Mori

Aichi Prefectural Government
Startup Division

Makoto Kanemaru
Makoto Kanemaru

Aichi Prefectural Government
Startup Division

Yusuke Tsuji
Yusuke Tsuji

ICMG Singapore /
ICMG Japan

Veerappan Swaminathan
Veerappan Swaminathan

ICMG Co-creation Partner

Daisuke Tanaka
Daisuke Tanaka

ICMG Japan

Hidefumi Takei
Hidefumi Takei

ICMG Singapore

Clarence Tan
Clarence Tan

ICMG Singapore

Tomoya Sato
Tomoya Sato

ICMG Japan

Ryosuke Adachi
Ryosuke Adachi

ICMG Japan

Iris Koh
Iris Koh

ICMG Singapore

Community Partners

MTG Ventures
Midland Incubators
Nagono Campus
Sustainable Story
MUFG
Tongali
Sustainable Living Lab
e27
ACE Singapore
Block 71
UNDP
NUS Business School
One & Co

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