December 3, 2018
On December 3, 2018, the IoT Acceleration Lab started a call for applicants for the “Eighth IoT Lab Connection” featuring theme-based project and business collaboration among companies. The theme for this event is “town development in 2030.”
In addition, on February 27 (Wed.), 2019, the IoT Acceleration Lab will hold a business matching event for the IoT Lab Connection based on the results of the call.
With the technological advent of IoT, AI and big data, the structures of industries and society are seeing significant changes. In response to this situation, the IoT Acceleration Lab aims to create advanced projects utilizing IoT in Japan and to implement the results publicly, and to this end, it has been undertaking certain efforts, including the review of necessary regulations and systems, demonstration projects for the development of environments (e.g., stipulating new rules spanning various industries), and the feasibility study on which these efforts are premised.
As efforts to support companies in engaging in mutual collaboration, the IoT Acceleration Lab held seven IoT Lab Connections featuring project and business collaboration among participating companies based on different themes: tourism and manufacturing (first event); healthcare (medical care and health) and sports as well as logistics, distribution and infrastructure (second); smart homes and mobility (third); Fintech, education, agriculture and foods (fourth); working style reforms and sharing economy (fifth); entertainment, risk management and AI (sixth); and smart life (seventh).
At the Eighth IoT Lab Connection, the solution matching event will focus on the theme of “town development in 2030,” and will provide a business matching event targeting IoT Acceleration Lab member companies or corporate groups, associations and municipalities that have business models, technologies and services related to the theme.
We are looking forward to receiving your application.
2. Outline of the event
- Date and time: February 27 (Wed.), 2019, 10:00 to 18:00 (tentative)
- Venue: Various locations in the 23 wards of Tokyo (tentative)
- Co-organizers: METI, IoT Acceleration Lab, and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
- Theme: Town development in 2030
- Admission: Free
- Eligibility: Participants should [i] have membership in the IoT Acceleration Lab and [ii] observe the rules stipulated in the application guidelines.
Note: How to register for membership in the IoT Acceleration Lab
To register, visit the IoT Acceleration Consortium website below and complete an application form free of charge by checking the box for the IoT Acceleration Lab.
- To apply:
Visit the following website and send a completed online application form after confirming the details of the application guidelines (closing date: 12:00 p.m., January 18 (Fri.), 2019).
For details on how to apply and the future schedule, visit the websites above.
Note: On the same date as the event, two other events will also be held at the same facility. For details of how to attend those events, see the separate press releases as follows:
- Presentations by finalists as the final examination for the Sixth IoT Lab Selection (open to the public)
- Commendation ceremony of the Fourth Big Data Analysis Contest (open to the public)
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