PURPOSE

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is actively disclosing data and information held by the government, and is promoting efforts to improve the convenience of the citizens of Tokyo. Civic tech and private companies are promoting efforts to improve the convenience of the citizens of Tokyo by creating new services.

In order to accelerate this initiative, we will implement the “Governor’s Cup Open Data Hackathon (*)”, which proposes digital services for solving administrative issues by utilizing the data and information of the city disclosed.

Our intention is to establish a public-private collaboration style that creates new services which improve the QOL (quality of life) of Tokyo citizens by incorporating the effect of Civic Tech to solve diversifying administrative issues.

* Governor of Tokyo Cup Open Data Hackathon: A development event to compete for results which engineers and planners meet with their own technologies and ideas and concentrate on developing applications in short period of time.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Tokyo Metropolitan Government supports to create prototypes that utilize ideas.
The contents of the prototype will be presented at the First Stage, and top ten excellent projects will be selected to advance to the Final Stage.
The best project among these ten will be honored as Governor of Tokyo Cup in the Final Stage.

For the ten projects that have advanced to the Final Stage, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will support the implementation such as designing, giving advice on easy-to-use feature /functions advices, and building programming until the end of the fiscal year.

The contents of the prototype will be presented at the First Stage, and top ten excellent projects will be selected to advance to the Final Stage.

NOTICE

  • All programs will be presented at Japan Standard Time (JST).
  • While participation fees are free, all other expenses associated with joining the program, such as travel and the Internet, must be paid by you.
  • All programs will be presented in Japanese, therefore more than one person who speaks Japanese needs to be in the team.
  • In addition, please check into the application guidelines carefully.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT(LAST YEAR)

EVENT.01

Hackathon

from Dec. 15th through Dec. 19th of 2021

Day1
Kickoff Event

Date: December 15, 2021
Place: Both Tokyo (Marunouchi) office and online Zoom
Theme:Services creates new futures

Mr. Manabu Miyasaka, Vice Governor of Tokyo and other speakers made panel discussion how important not only to create prototypes that utilize ideas but also business service implementation.

Hacathon

Day2
Comprehension of the problems・Team building

Date: December 16, 2021
Place: Both Tokyo (Marunouchi) office and online Zoom

Firstly, we held workshops to understand more about solving administrative issues and how to brush up on service ideas. Also, participants separated into groups for each field and team-building was held by having discussions among the participants.

Comprehension of the problems・Team building

Day3
Consideration of service ideas

Date: December 17, 2021
Place: Both Tokyo (Marunouchi) office and online Zoom

By getting advices by the mentors, participants had discussions how to understand solving issues of ideas throughout the workshops. To start developing applications from next day, each team discussed their service ideas in detail, utilizing the data and information of the city disclosed to create the contents of the prototype.

Consideration of service ideas

Day4&5
developing・preparation・presentation

Date: December 18&19, 2021
Place: Both Tokyo (Telecom Center “MONO”) and online Zoom

Shinichi Fujikawa, SVP of Development from BASE, Inc. gave a lecture about the necessity of awareness when implementation and expanding of the service. Mentors instructed about tools of no-code or other technical issues (including chat services) to brush up on service ideas for the beginners. In order to reinforce the presentation, we held a presentation practice and devised ways to make more effective presentations.

developing

Participants exchanged feedbacks and comments through “Slack Channel Tool”, and it became a place for lively exchange of opinions.

preparation
EVENT.02

First Stage

January 15, 2022

41 teams presented at the First Stage, and top five excellent projects have been selected to advance to the Final Stage.

top 5 teams
EVENT.03

Final Stage

January 28, 2022

Selected top five projects were presented at the Final Stage. The best project among these five, named “PECO navi TOKYO” by team ToDCS was selected as the best and the award “Governor of Tokyo Cup” was given.

ToDCS
EVENT.04

Demo Day

March 26, 2022

For the five projects that have advanced to the Final Stage, Tokyo Metropolitan Government supported for several months about the implementation such as designing, giving advice on easy-to-use feature /functions advises, and building programming and made final presentations on this day.

Demo Day

Top 5 projects.

Team 1

ToDCS

(honored as Governor of Tokyo Cup in the Final Stage)

ToDCS team presented ”A service to predict the number of workers at a construction site and provide food trucks with the data ”.

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ToDCS project
Team 2

Parenting Engineers

Parenting Engineers team serves utilized data of daycare (nursery) services, which daycare (nursery) could easily enter on the map by using cell phones.

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 Parenting Engineers project
Team 3

Separating Garbage

Separating Garbage team serves how to separate garbage in each municipality through AI analysis by pictures taken on the application “LINE”.

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 Parenting Engineers project
Team 4

Code for OTA

Code for OTA team serves an application service that supports visual optimal sightseeing and date plans by visually displaying nearby sightseeing (tourist attractions) spots.

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 Code for OTA  project
Team 5

FUWA Labo

FUWA Labo team serves Community-based shop opening (establishment) support service that makes simpler establishment for opening restaurants.

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 FUWA Labo  project