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November 9, 2022
Global Event 2023 Executive Committee
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning

Period of Application from Startups for City-Tech. Tokyo Pitch Contest & Booth Participation to be Extended!

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The Global Event 2023 Executive Committee will hold the first City-Tech. Tokyo, an event that aims to realize a sustainable society with startups through open innovation, in February of next year.
With the goal of hosting 10,000 people from 100 cities in 30 countries and regions and having 300 startup booths, the idea is to create a venue for concrete collaboration and expanded investment in infrastructure, the environment, and other areas that will lead to a fresh vision for cities by utilizing a variety of ideas and technologies. The event will also include a pitch contest with a top prize of 10 million yen to determine the best City-Tech startup, and will host business meetings between decision makers of Japanese companies and high-level startups from Japan and abroad.
The application period for pitch contest entrants and booth exhibitors that began on September 9 will be extended to November 20, 2022 to invite more participants. Please apply!

1) Event Overview

Name

City-Tech. Tokyo

Date

Monday February 27 - Tuesday February 28, 2023

Main venue

Tokyo International Forum (5-1, 3-chome, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
(*Hybrid event: in person and online)

Organizer

Global Event 2023 Executive Committee

2) Call for Startups to Participate in the City-Tech Challenge Pitch Contest

Fields

City-Tech-related fields “leading to a new vision for sustainable cities” (See 4) below.)

Language

English

Prize

10 million yen for the winning company; other prizes to be determined

Application deadline

Sunday November 20

For details and application, please refer to the following website.
website(External link)

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3) Call for Startups as Booth Exhibitors

Fields

City-Tech-related fields “leading to a new vision for sustainable cities” (See 4) below.)

Language

English

Application deadline

Sunday November 20

For details and application, please refer to the following website.
website(External link)

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4) Main Themes and Relevant Fields

To realize a more prosperous and sustainable “cities of the future,” the focus is on the following four themes:

(1) Infrastructure × City-Tech

  • Leverage cutting-edge technology to create safe, secure, resilient city infrastructure
  • Ensure accurate and safe transportation methods and improve the convenience of short-distance transport within the city through new forms of mobility

Major relevant sectors

Infrastructure (hard/soft), Mobility

Keywords

Hazzard assessment/Infrastructure maintenance/Micromobility, etc.

(2) Environment × City-Tech

  • Create a decarbonized and circular society by rebuilding the systems for energy production and consumption
  • Ensure a stable food supply through developing next-generation food products, reducing food loss, etc.

Major relevant sectors

Environment, Energy, Food tech

Keywords

Clean tech/Ethical consumption/Alternative protein, etc.

(3) Living × City-Tech

  • Improve supports so that everyone, from children to the elderly, may live a comfortable and vibrant life
  • Leverage cutting-edge technologies in areas such as the financial sector to bring enhanced convenience to people’s everyday lives

Major relevant sectors

Medical/Health care, Fin tech

Keywords

Age tech./Infectious disease control/Regional digital currency, etc.

(4) Culture × City-Tech

  • Combine the traditional culture originally present in the city with cutting-edge technologies to create new entertainment possibilities and help people rediscover the city’s charms

Major relevant sectors

Culture, Entertainment

Keywords

Metaverse/Digital art, NFTs/Sports, etc.

*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 11 Startup City Tokyo Strategy “Innovation Ecosystem Formation Project”

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Inquiries

(Regarding the event)
Global Event 2023 Executive Committee
Phone: 03-6213-1251
Email address: tokyo-globalevent(at)tohmatsu.co.jp
(Regarding this press release)
Strategic Projects Section, Strategic Projects Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Phone: 03-5388-2865
Email address: S0014701(at)section.metro.tokyo.jp
* The above e-mail address has been arranged as an anti-spam measure. Please replace (at) with @.

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