-Resolving social issues, forging a bright future-

In this connection, Nikkei Business Publications is organizing the event called “Social Innovation 2014” with a view to forging ahead with future possibilities and resolving social issues. The conference is designed to provide a venue for stakeholders in Japan and other countries working to address social issues to forge new partnerships with corporations and to identify possible new technologies and solutions that can facilitate resolution. It also serves to showcase and provide information on Japan’s solutions for the rest of the world, from its position as a country addressing said issues early on. In sum, Social Innovation 2014 is intended to bolster new Japanese industry and to facilitate progressive future trends.


Dates October 29 (Wed.)-October 31 (Fri.), 2014 (three days)
Venue Pacifico Yokohama Organizer Nikkei Business Publications Special cooperation City of Yokohama
Supervision Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute
Support Cabinet Office; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and others anticipated
Cooperation Nikkei Business, Nikkei Ecology, Nikkei Electronics, Nikkei Computer, Nikkei Monozukuri, Nikkei Automotive Technology, Nikkei Architecture, Nikkei Business Online, Nikkei Technology Online, ITpro, KEN-Platz, Nikkei Business Publications Environmental Management Forum, Nikkei Digital Health, etc.
Attendance 50,000

Featured speakers(Smart City Week 2013)

Toshiyuki Shiga


Heizo Takenaka

Heizo TakenakaKeio University Professor

Michael Dixon

Michael DixonIBM Corporation General Manager, IBM Smarter Cities


Serge GoldenbergSchneider Electric Japan, Inc. President

Sponsors and Exhibitors(Smart City Week 2013)

95 sponsors and exhibitors / 245 Booths

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Platinum sponsors

<Gold sponsors>

Gold sponsors

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Silver sponsors

<Bronze sponsors>

Bronze sponsors


Akita city, Alfa Laval , INEA, Integration Technology, Weathernews, Urayasu city, ABB, XLAB, ETREL, MTS, Osaka city, OMRON HEALTHCARE, OPTEX, Kaga, Kashiwa city, Ministry of the Environment, KIKUCHI SEISAKUSHO, Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University, Cloud Testing Service, Global Information, KEC Electronic Industry Development Center, Ministry of Economy, KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING, Kobe city, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, CYBERDYNE, Sakai city, Green Frontier Technology, JVC KENWOOD, JBM, JETNET, SYSTEM CONTROL FAIR 2013, Measurement and Control Show 2013 TOKYO, Systems Engineering, JUJO CHEMICAL, TEAM SKELETONICS, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Tigo Energy, Dai Nippon Printing, Geo-Heat Promotion Association of Japan, CHAdeMO Association, Chiyoda, Tsukuba city, TSUBAKIMOTO KOGYO, TechJini, Dengen, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS, Toyama city, Toyota city, Navigant Research, Nant Mobile, Nichicon, NISSIN SYSTEMS, NEC, Nihon Unisys, HASETEC, Embassy of Papua New Guinea, Hamamatsu city, Power Device Enabling Association, FAMILYNET JAPAN, Fukuoka city, Fujikura, microbase, Mitsubishi Motors, Yaguchi Electric, YAZAKI, UQUEST, Yokohama city, Light Rail Transit, Robotina


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