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UIJ “Transportation support for children’s lessons” “Rebuilding the digital divide” Toyonaka City announces two businesses participating in collaborative experiment

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“Transportation support for children to and from lessons” and “Rebuilding the digital divide” Toyonaka City announces two businesses participating in collaborative experiment
Collaborative experiment “Urban Innovation TOYONAKA” Demonstration period scheduled to end October 2024
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“Urban Innovation TOYONAKA” is a collaborative demonstration project undertaken by Toyonaka City (Osaka Prefecture), which is managed by Urban Innovation Japan (UIJ) (Secretariat: Nonprofit Corporation Community Link/Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Representative: Masayuki Nakanishi). (Urban Innovation Toyonaka)” (UIT) has decided on a demonstration project to be implemented, and two selected companies were announced on June 10th
(https://urban-innovation-japan.com/city/toyonaka- city/ ). We plan to conduct demonstrations during the collaboration period until the end of October.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/72562/60/resize/d72562-60-36f238f5e4781ad0b05b-0.jpg&s3=72562-60-e6c7944868efaa3de15272e337a84f8c-1920×1080.jpg] ――――――――――――――――――――――■What is “Urban Innovation TOYONAKA”? ―――――― UIJ is a project to solve social issues faced by local governments through collaborative experiments with startup companies. Starting with an initiative in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture in 2018, we have worked on projects with local governments across the country. Toyonaka City’s demonstration project “Urban Innovation TOYONAKA” will be the fourth consecutive year since 2021.
In this project, we sought companies to participate in demonstrations on two issues, and received 14 applications. As a result of the selection, we selected businesses for the following two issues. Selected companies will receive a subsidy of up to 500,000 yen (tax included) per project, and participating companies and staff from the departments in charge of each project will collaborate on
demonstration experiments until the end of October. I’ll work on it. Community Link, a specified non-profit organization, serves as the secretariat and provides operational support, from recruiting and screening participating companies to managing the progress of demonstrations.
▼Urban Innovation Toyonaka will start in 2021 to solve regional issues through the power of collaboration (Toyonaka City Press Release) https://www.city.toyonaka.osaka.jp/joho/keikaku/koumin_renkei/UIT/UIT_2024.html ――――――――――――――――――――――■Theme for demonstration experiment and selected companies―――――――――――――― ――――――――――
Challenge 1) Support for transporting children to and from their lessons! I want to support the balance between childcare and work!
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/72562/60/resize/d72562-60-bf410060122e66fbbcef-1.jpg&s3=72562-60-2652aef8b14c3a259ddf5d15bab17356-960×720.jpg] Households with children are often faced with a lack of time, such as “I’m so busy with childcare and work that I don’t have time to take a break,” and “I have to give up on lessons because it’s difficult to pick up and drop off children.” We would like to operate a pick-up and drop-off service in the city for a certain period of time, targeting lower grades of elementary school students, who can use it at their desired time and place, such as after school on weekdays or on weekends, and to understand the needs and issues of use. (Project
details: https://urban-innovation-japan.com/project/toyonaka-city/2024-1/kids-bus/) Jurisdiction: Toyonaka City Children Support Division/Transportation Policy Division
Selected company: hab Co., Ltd. (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) https://habshuttle.com/
Challenge 2) Make your life more convenient! Toyonaka City where everyone can utilize digital technology
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/72562/60/resize/d72562-60-aecdd682af6de8cf3be9-2.jpg&s3=72562-60-d1785976ef3c2b5a229c14596474318c-960×720.jpg] Measures to address the divide are being implemented for people who own smartphones and are unable to take advantage of the digital services provided by the city and other institutions, but issues include uneven implementation in areas and the availability of people to take on the responsibility. We would like to consider and put into practice management methods, including approaches, securing personnel, costs, and bases, in order to rebuild “divide countermeasures” that are easy to implement in various parts of the city.
(Project details:
https://urban-innovation-japan.com/project/toyonaka-city/2024-1/digital-service/) Jurisdiction: Toyonaka City Digital Strategy Division
Selected company: Speed ​​Inc. (Seto City, Aichi Prefecture) https://speedinc-jp.com/
――――――――――――――――――――――■What is “Urban Innovation JAPAN”―――――――――――――――――― ――――――
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/72562/60/resize/d72562-60-fa1d8a298375d6296f9f-3.jpg&s3=72562-60-90d61b84e721f9e50e04375b23e5b872-650×366.jpg] Urban Innovation JAPAN (UIJ) is an open innovation platform born from Kobe City that matches the issues of local governments across Japan with startups and businesses.
The company has received high praise for its attitude of delivering the needs of local governments working on DX to the people who can truly solve the problems, and accelerating the meeting of business operators who can solve problems by putting the right people in the right places, and won the Good Design Award in 2021. I received an award.
(https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000011.000072562.html) ▼Case studies so far (22 local governments including Komaki City) https://urban-innovation-japan.com/past/
▼“Civic Tech Challenge YAMAGUCHI” all 23 cases introduction page
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/72562/60/resize/d72562-60-6904dce45f8dd5529829-4.jpg&s3=72562-60-9e88da9b35e0ca691bb47d2063b51b6f-1920×1065.jpg] We have created a page where you can view the demonstration details and results for all 23 cases of “Civic Tech Challenge YAMAGUCHI” that we have worked on in Prefecture so far. Please take a look to find out what kind of demonstrations are being carried out at UIJ. https://cc-yamaguchi.jp/achievement/
(“Civic Tech Challenge YAMAGUCHI” official website “Demonstration results” page) ▼Official website/official account
・Official website: https://urban-innovation-japan.com/
・facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanInnovationJapan/
・YouTube (NEW!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCue-gxY1cWzV12WvqAtMsFA ・Twitter: https://twitter.com/UIJ_info
・note:https://note.com/uij_info
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000060.000072562.html



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