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.
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) Sustainability & Climate Change
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.
The startup application was closed on December 31, 2021. Thank you very much.
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!