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2021.11.26

The Number of Companies Selected for the Shibuya City’s Public-Private Partnership Open Innovation Project “Innovation for New Normal from Shibuya” Has Grown to 27

As previously reported in the TOPICS article, “12 Companies Have Been Selected for the Shibuya City Public-Private Partnership Open Innovation Project”, Shibuya City launched the “Innovation for New Normal from Shibuya” demonstration project in June 2020, and is continuously inviting applications for new technologies and ideas to solve social issues in various fields from start-up companies, universities, and research institutions.

As of November 19, the total number of applicants from Japan and abroad has exceeded 170, and the number of selected companies has reached 27 (listed below). In addition, a community review system for PoC projects, in which more than 800 Shibuya residents have registered, has started, and Shibuya City will continue to invest in its system for hosting PoC’s.

<List of selected companies>
== Parenting
ChiCaRo (Since the phase 1) 
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo
Solution: Parenting support with telepresence robots
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC with nursery schools in Shibuya

== Education
I’m Beside You (Since the phase 1)
Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Solution: AI-based analysis of online classes
With Shibuya City: Considering a PoC with school organizations in Shibuya

== Nursing Care
Meetscare (Since the phase 1)
 Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Solving the shortage of care workers by matching them with care providers
With Shibuya City: Conducting a PoC with care provider businesses

== Environment
Plantio (Since the phase 1)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Urban farming in cities using IoT planter/IoT farm
With Shibuya City: Considering a farm business leveraging deregulation, etc

== Art
leap2live (uni’que Inc.) (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Matching platform for online performances of art performances
With Shibuya City: Performances in a hidden location in the City
https://social-innovation-week-shibuya.jp/events/event/2872/

== Parenting
Sharedine (Since the phase 1)
Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Matchmaking of surplus food between cooks and other professionals
With Shibuya City: Providing support for the parents with small kids by developing collaborative projects with Shibuya City’s child care facility “neuvola”

== Culture
Kokyu (since the phase 1)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Video distribution of cultural discovery in Shibuya
With Shibuya City: Co-hosted events

== Environment & Art
CLEAN & ART (Since the phase 1)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Solving the graffiti problem with art and technology
With Shibuya City: Co-hosting events

== Community
Kurashino technologies (Since the phase 1)
Location: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Social network platform for supporting single parents
With Shibuya City: Conducted PR for single parents in the ward

== Art
Kamado (Since the phase 1)
Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Online service to create an opportunity to feel familiar with art and culture
With Shibuya City: Considering holding an exhibition with the City and the local businesses

== Community
unname (Since the phase 1)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Inter-company team activity (“bukatsu”) management service “As plAy”
With Shibuya City: Considering the collaboration of inter-company community formation in the City

== Art
MAPP_JPN (Since the phase 1)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Community and cultural support activities using projection mapping
With Shibuya City: Community activation events in the City

== IoT
Vacan (New)
Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Visualization of any overcrowding situation
With Shibuya City: Implemented visualization of full-occupancy status in restrooms in the City Office

== Parenting
FUNFAM (New)
Location: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Sales of goods for infants, etc.
With Shibuya City: Discounted subscription service for baby food sets for the parents with small kids

== HR
YOUTRUST (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Operation of a career SNS
With Shibuya City: Recruitment of the City’s advisor personnels

== Music x Tourism
Placy (New)
Location: Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Map application that allows users to find places with music
With Shibuya City: Considering a project to revitalize Shibuya using music

== Welfare
Elvez (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: AI-based application to watch over elderly people
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC leveraging the community review system etc.

== Parenting
BABYJOB (New)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Solution: Provide a subscription service for disposable diapers
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC at a nursery school in the City

== Welfare
malna (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Provision of recreational activities using video for elderly people and nursing care providers
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC leveraging the community review system

== Environment
Intelligence Design (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Security system using AI security cameras
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC to quantify “graffiti” in the City

== FemTech
TRULY (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Solving critical issues for women such as menopause to improve the society where women can play an active role
With Shibuya City: Conducting a PoC leveraging the community review system

== Education
Solution Gate (New)
Location: Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Provision of educational programs using robot teachers
With Shibuya City: Conducted a PoC for some children in the City

== New Way of Working
AdLibWorks Corporation (New)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Solution: “triven,” a community for startups to recruit supporters
With Shibuya City: Based on the collaboration between Shibuya City and Kobe City, conducted a PoC called “NOROSHI Startup Hub,” an experiment where anyone can easily connect to startup colleagues regardless of where they live.

== MaaS (Mobility as a Service)
NearMe (New)
Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Solution: Development and operation of an on-demand shuttle service using proprietary AI
With Shibuya City: Commuter shuttle service in the Nishi-Shinjuku – “Sasahatahatsu” (Sasazuka, Hattagaya, Hatsudai) area and other shuttle services using carpooling

== IT x Health
Bspr (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: “Brain ni Ii App”, an application for maintaining brain and body health
With Shibuya City: The app is preinstalled in smartphones handed to the elderlies participating in the City’s counter-digital divide project

== Design & Environment
ishau (New)
Location: Shibuya City, Tokyo
Solution: Urban public space design
With Shibuya City: Proposed design concept for the Nishisando street development project

== Design & Environment
Syncs.Design (New)
Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo
Solution: “Syncs.Earth,” a regional cloth circulation platform utilizing natural and circular fashion items
With Shibuya City: Considering a biodegradation PoC in Miyashita Park

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