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June 22, 2022
Bureau of Digital Services

Governor of Tokyo Cup Open Data Hackathon 2022
Application for the hackathon to promote the use of TMG open data

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is opening access to its data in an effort to encourage civic tech and private companies to create new services that improve the convenience of the citizens of Tokyo.
In order to accelerate such initiatives, we will hold the Governor of Tokyo Cup Open Data Hackathon 2022, the second edition following the last fiscal year, as follows.
In addition to the Governor of Tokyo Cup, two new categories of awards have been established this fiscal year, an Audience Award selected by votes of general viewers and a Jury Special Award. The latter award recognizes works that contribute to solving pressing administrative issues for TMG, by incorporating technology into, for example, electricity reduction measures, to save, create and store electricity (abbreviated as “HTT” in Japanese), as well as works that demonstrate technical capabilities and excellent design. App developer recruiting events will be also held.

1 What is the Governor of Tokyo Cup Open Data Hackathon?

This is an event to plan and develop digital services to solve administrative issues by using open data posted on the TMG open data catalogue site.

(1)Period of the Hackathon (preparation of prototypes)

From Tuesday August 23 to Sunday August 28, 2022

(2)Outline and features

  • The Tokyo Metropolitan Government provides support for the creation of prototypes that utilize ideas.
  • The contents of the prototype will be presented at the First Stage, and the top ten projects will be selected to advance to the Final Stage.
  • In the Final Stage, the best project among these ten will be honored with the Governor of Tokyo Cup based on scores awarded by jury members and votes of viewers.
  • In FY 2022, an Audience Award and Jury Special Award will be granted, in addition to the Governor’s Cup.
  • For the ten projects that have advanced to the Final Stage, TMG will assist in their implementation, providing support for aspects such as the design, the giving of advice on easy-to-use features/functions and the building of the programming (until the end of the fiscal year).
  • The results of services created through the Hackathon will be presented on the Demo Day at the end of the fiscal year.

(3)Program schedule

*Participant recruiting events (attachment(PDF:534KB)) will be held during the application period.

2 Application of service proposals

(1)Applicants

Individuals or groups aiming to develop services that utilize TMG open data

(2)Eligibility

  • Have intention to develop services to contribute to solving TMG’s administrative issues.
  • Will use open data provided by TMG

(3)Application period

From Wednesday June 1 to Friday August 5, 2022

*For details of how to apply, etc. please see our website (Japanese/English)

*Please click here to see mass media releases in multiple languages. (日本語 / 中文 / 한국어)

This project is part of the Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy.
Strategy 20: TMG Administration Structural Reform Strategy

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Digital Services Promotion Section, Digital Services Promotion Division, Bureau of Digital Services, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Phone: 03-5320-7622

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