Collaboration between private companies and government agencies is important for the realization of smart cities. By promoting the introduction of IT not only in the private sector but also in government offices, it will be possible to realize a convenient world by connecting all services with APIs.
What is a smart city public-private partnership platform?
Toward the realization of Society 5.0, which is a highly integrated combination of cyber and physical, we will position smart cities that utilize new technologies and data such as AI and IoT as the basic concept of town development, and local governments will accelerate smart city efforts through public-private partnerships. In addition, we have decided to launch a "smart city public-private partnership platform" with members such as companies, research institutes, and related ministries and agencies.
With this platform consisting of companies, universities / research institutes, local governments, related ministries, etc. as the axis, the public and private sectors will work together to strongly promote smart city initiatives throughout the country.
Strengths of Japanese smart cities
Smart cities are efforts to streamline and enhance the functions and services of cities and regions by utilizing advanced technology, solve various problems, and create new value including comfort and convenience. Yes, it can be said that it is a place for the advance realization of Society 5.0.
Challenges In Japan, which is a developed country, we are facing urban challenges that many cities around the world will eventually face, such as rapid aging and frequent urban disasters.
It is important to utilize Japan's high technological and R & D capabilities to present solutions to various urban problems, create new value, and present smart city models to the world in an easy-to-understand manner.