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 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.
With a common vision of co-developing the "city of the future," SmartCityX takes a diverse, people-centric approach in identifying next-generation technologies that can enrich lives and create more equitable and inclusive communities.
SmartCityX places an emphasis on six core verticals:
1) Consumer Products & Service
3) Smart Building
4) Energy, Resource & Sustainability
5) Connectivity & Infrastructure
6) Social Innovation
These pillars unite corporate and consumer interests and embody the hope we all share for making cities more livable, resilient and sustainable.
We received applications from a variety of fields from 351 startups from 39 countries and regions. 95 startups from 20 countries around the world were selected as "participants" to participate in the business development program.
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
Based in Silicon Valley and Tokyo with satellite offices in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York, Scrum Ventures invests in early-stage startups that are changing the world with new technologies and services. Scrum Studio supports open innovation by creating global communities with startups of all stages, mentors & advisors, and leading corporations interested in collaborating on new businesses.