What is SmartCityX
SmartCityX is a global open innovation program in which large corporations representing various industries and startups from around the world collaborate to co-create high-value services and applications from the perspective of consumers, not just from the standpoint of industry and technology. This is a global open innovation program.
We will accelerate the study of business co-creation between large corporations and domestic and overseas startups, and promote DX from the consumer's perspective, which will be the driving force behind "Society 5.0 x New Normal". We aim to create a society in which people can make choices that meet their individual needs and realize a variety of happiness.
We are looking for the best, most innovative ideas from around the work to shape the future of cities. Startups of all stages are welcome. We are looking for ideas, prototypes, demos, commercialized products, and more, from all stages of development.
Our Leadership Circle, which will continue to grow throughout the program, is a diverse group of industry stakeholders that are deeply immersed in smart city technology, and includes individuals from global corporations, municipalities, the venture capital community, innovation hubs, academia and researchers. We leverage their expertise to build and support our overall community.
About Scrum Ventures
Scrum Ventures is a seed-stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Japan. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities and helps corporations innovate.
About Scrum Studio
Scrum Studio, Inc. is an open innovation platform formed to bridge the gap between iconic Japanese corporations with startups from around the world. The platform focuses on three pillars to create new business opportunities: acceleration, incubation, and connection. Its vertical studio programs include SPORTS TECH TOKYO, SmartCityX, and Food Tech Studio - Bites!