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Kyoto Smart City Expo 2017- Celebrating 20th anniversary of Kyoto Protocol 20th and 30th anniversary of Keihanna Science City

RIKEN will set up a booth at the Kyoto Smart City Expo 2017 to provide an overview of the institute, and introduce its collaborative programs to external organizations. The exhibit will also feature the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), the RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) and the Medical Sciences Innovation Hub Program (MIH), which are associated with Keihanna Science City.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Date September 28-29, 2017
Time 10:00 to 17:10 (September 28)
10:00 to 17:30 (September 29)
Target General public / Business & Industry / Researchers
Location Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto (KICK), International Institute for Advanced Studies, KEIHANNA PLAZA in Keihanna Science City
Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, and Kizugawa-shi regions of Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Japan
Purpose of the Expo Main Theme
Regions and industries creating a sustainable and livable future.
– Creating a “super comfort” smart society –
As the evolution of the “smart city” continues, daily life becomes more convenient, and life styles more satisfying and safer. The coexistence between humans and smart technology is gathering more and more attention. The rapid advance of digital technology may have resulted in some adverse effects, while it has contributed to regional creativity. Based on this perspective, the upcoming Kyoto Expo will focus on the creation of a “super comfortable smart society” with an emphasis on the world of the “heart”, rather than “things”, in order to overcome the urgent issues that Japan is currently facing, such as declining social dynamism due to the falling birthrate and aging population, rural demographic decline and other societal problems. (From the Expo website)
Entry Fee Free (pre-registration) Note: On-site registration available
Organizer The Organizing Committee of KYOTO SMART CITY EXPO (Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyotanabe City, Kizugawa City, Seika Town, Barcelona City Council, Fira Barcelona, Barcelona Global, Embassy of Spain Economic and Commercial Office Tokyo, Embassy of Denmark, Japan Spain Business Cooperation Committee, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto Industrial Association, Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute, Kyoto Industrial Eco-energy Promotion Organization, Kyoto Industrial Support Organization 21, Advanced Scientific Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO, Kyoto Convention Bureau, Internet Association Japan, Keihanna Interaction Plaza Incorporated)
Support Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of the Environment, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kansai Economic Federation, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives, Japan External Trade Organization, Urban Renaissance Agency, The Kansai Promotion Committee of International Strategic Zone
Cooperation MONODZUKURI Nippon Conference
Details Kyoto Smart City Expo 2017 Website