12 Companies Have Been Selected for the Shibuya City Public-Private Partnership Open Innovation Project

Hello everyone. Under the slogan “New Normal for Shibuya,” we are calling for ideas (technologies and solutions) to solve post-Corona social issues. The plan is to select partnering startups and conduct proof-of-concept experiments through public-private partnership in order to implement them in society.

Innovation for New Normal from Shibuya” official site

The first phase of the project, an open call for ideas, began this summer on June 25, 2020 (you can still apply from the page above), and so far 12 ideas have been selected from 90 applications, with several projects are already in the PoC phase for projects, workplaces, and employees within Shibuya City Office.

The call for applications is still ongoing, and we expect to announce the adoption of the second round in two months while we continue to look at the ideas not included in the announcement this time around. At present, most of these ideas are from domestic startups and research institutions, but we hope that overseas startups will also participate. If you need assistance please feel free to contact us at Shibuya Startup Support.

The first batch of selected companies:

(1) ChiCaRo
Support for childcare with telepresence robots

(2) I’mbesideyou
Online classroom analysis with AI

(3) Meetscare
Matching individual care workers with visiting-care providers

(4) Plantio
Farm-to-table platform utilizing IoT

(5) uni’que
Platform that allows artists to host performing arts online

(6) Sharedine
Meal prep by cooks and dietitians to support childcare

(7) Koukyu
Discover and promote the culture of Shibuya via video streaming

Support artists through the issues of graffiti

(9) Kurashino technologies
Community platform to support single parents

(10) Kamado
Platform to build relevance between artists and society through a web magazine

(11) unname
Platform to support businesses form communities through team activities

Support local community and culture through projection mapping