Aichi Smart Sustainable City
Co-Creation Challenge

with Singapore Innovation Ecosystem

ENTRY

ORGANIZER

Aichi Prefecture

Home to the headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Prefecture has led the world in "monozukuri" (manufacturing), mainly in the automobile, aerospace, and robotics industries. The prefecture has been ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of the total value of shipped manufactured goods for 43 consecutive years.

ICMG

ICMG is an acceleration partner who creates innovation through collaboration with stakeholders to solve social issues and leveraging innovation ecosystem starting off from Asia, with the goal of "creating purposeful and impactful innovation to the world".

PARTNER

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. For more information, please visit https://enterprise.nus.edu.sg

CONCEPT

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

Aichi Prefecture has been the number one prefecture in Japan for 43 consecutive years in terms of value of shipments of manufactured goods, etc., and continues to lead the world in "monozukuri" (manufacturing), especially in the automobile, aerospace, and robotics industries.

Aichi Prefecture is also known for its "love of knowledge".
It has explored, created, and disseminated new "knowledge" to the world, and has continued to produce leaders with new "knowledge" both historically and in the present day.

As technologies and startups that will disrupt conventional industries emerge from around the world, Aichi Prefecture will continue to challenge itself with passion for the future.

We will co-creating new "knowledge" with partners around the world on the three challenges for Aichi Prefecture to lead the Smart Sustainable City.

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

CHALLENGE

POSSIBILITY

Rich in natural resources such as the sea and mountain

Rich in natural resources such as the sea and mountains
Photo: Saku Island

Ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of flower shipments

Ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of flower shipments

Festival-loving culture (photo: Handa's float festival)

Festival-loving culture (photo: Handa's float festival)

Ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of the total value of shipped manufactured goods for 43 consecutive years The headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation is located here.

Ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of the total value of shipped manufactured goods for 43 consecutive years
The headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation is located here.

Central region of the Tokai region with a population of 15 million

Central region of the Tokai region with a population of 15 million

Selected as a Global Hub City for Startup Ecosystems by the Cabinet Office

Selected as a "Global Hub City for Startup Ecosystems” by the Cabinet Office

MERIT

Selected companies can carry out co-creative demonstrations with Aichi Prefecture, ICMG, and the Challenge Owners.

01merit

Support demonstrations in terms of venue, data, media utilization, deregulation, etc.

02merit

Lead the co-creative innovation process together based on knowledge of failures and successes in business co-creation and demonstrations

03merit

Carry out demonstrations using the autonomous mobile robot AiR

04merit

Carry out experiments in collaboration with various stakeholders and locations, such as farmers, schools, parks, and city centers with the possibility of contributing municipal budgets

05merit

Collaborate with CVC portfolio networks and provide advanced sensing technology

SCHEDULE

1
April ~ mid-May
Program Design
2
Tuesday,  June 1 ~ Tuesday,  July 7
Applications for Challenge Owners, Screening and Decision

Sharing Session for Challenge Owners: June 7, JST 15:00~16:00 Sharing of the role, content, and benefits of the challenge owner of this program

3
Tuesday July 7 ~ Tuesday, September 14
Challenge owner theme identification and website development
4
Tuesday, September 14 ~ Friday, October 22
Startup Recruitment

First sharing session: Wednesday, September 29

Second sharing session: Tuesday,  October 5

Japanese version of the seminar: JST 10:00~11:00
English version of the seminar: JST 11:00~12:00

Detailed sharing of the challenge statement (problem statement)

*In response to many requests, the application period for startups has been extended to Friday, October 22, 2021. In addition, the selection period for startups and the start date of the co-creation session have also been changed. We would like to thank you for your understanding.

5
Friday, October 22 ~ Monday, November 22
Selection of startups

※Around 3 companies will be selected for each challenge statement.
Those who pass the application screening will move on to the co-creation session.

6
Tuesday, November 22 ~ Thursday, March 31
Co-creation session

We will explore the possibility of co-creation with each challenge statement owner and co-organizers (Aichi Prefectural Government and ICMG).

7
Wednesday, March 9
Demo Day

Presentation of final program results and networking (tentative)

EVENT

First Online Sharing Session for Co-Creation Candidates

Session to share details of the Challenge statement (problem statement)

CREATOR

Yoshiaki Tsujimoto
Yoshiaki Tsujimoto
Startup Promotion Division, Aichi Prefectural Government
Akihiro Mori
Akihiro Mori
Startup Promotion Division, Aichi Prefectural Government
Makoto Kanemaru
Makoto Kanemaru
Startup Promotion Division, Aichi Prefectural Government
Tsubasa Toda
Tsubasa Toda
Startup Promotion Division, Aichi Prefectural Government
Yusuke Tsuji
Yusuke Tsuji
ICMG Singapore /
ICMG Japan
Veerappan Swaminathan
Veerappan Swaminathan
ICMG Co-creation Partner
Daisuke Tanaka
Daisuke Tanaka
ICMG Japan
Clarence Tan
Clarence Tan
ICMG Singapore
Tomoya Sato
Tomoya Sato
ICMG Japan
Ryosuke Adachi
Ryosuke Adachi
ICMG Japan
Hikaru Hori
Hikaru Hori
ICMG Japan
Yoshiaki Sugimoto
Yoshiaki Sugimoto
ICMG Japan
Taiki Hagiwara
Taiki Hagiwara
ICMG Japan

COMMUNITY PARTNER

SUGI PHARMACY
MUFG
NOBUNAGA
ACE
Midland-incubators
Block71
e27
NUS Enterprise
Tongali
SL2
NAGONO CAMPUS
Sustainable Story
MTG
One & Co
Bank of NAGOYA
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