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Kobe-Barcelona Collaboration International Workshop

The sensor networks that span the city, the smartphones that people have, and the data that these devices constantly spit out are like mirrors of the state of the city.
In Kobe City, we are promoting the accumulation and disclosure of open data, and we
are implementing open government to solve local issues by utilizing ICT with citizens and businesses . Barcelona, the sister city of Kobe, is known worldwide as a leading city in the fields of open data utilization and open government . In cooperation with Kobe City and Barcelona city than the 2016 fiscal year, the theme of urban development × ICT, also will be held this year the workshop and inspection tour to learn the advanced cases through the visualizers metallization of open Ndeta (visualization). This workshop, such as dynamic open data and statistical data, to recruit want the visualization work and application to contribute to the resolution of the challenges faced by making full use of the data about the city.

 

Workshop overview

In Kobe City, we are promoting the accumulation and disclosure of open data, and we are implementing open government to solve local issues by utilizing ICT with citizens and businesses . Barcelona, the sister city of Kobe, is known worldwide as a leading city in the fields of open data utilization and open government . In cooperation with Kobe City and Barcelona city than the 2016 fiscal year, the theme of urban development × ICT, also will be held this year the workshop and inspection tour to learn the advanced cases through the visualizers metallization of open Ndeta (visualization). This workshop, such as dynamic open data and statistical data, to recruit want the visualization work and application to contribute to the resolution of the challenges faced by making full use of the data about the city.

Kobe Round

  • Domestic qualifying

  • Scheduled to run from July to September

  • Recruitment and screening of data visualization and data utilization works, and selection of participants in the Barcelona Round

  • Side events will also be held during the recruitment period

  • Award for travel expenses for the best Kobe round team

Barcelona Round

  • Barcelona Finals

  • Scheduled for November

  • Planning keynote speeches on Barcelona's efforts and tours in Barcelona, mainly through presentations and exchange discussions by participants from both Japan and Spain

Follow-up for social implementation

  • Conducted after the Barcelona round

  • Coordinating participants' internal presentations with related departments of Kobe City Hall and private companies. Support for data provision and cooperation for the project. Exhibit / presentation at cross media event 078 KOBE is also under consideration.

Application Requirements

Recruitment of Kobe Round participants

|Date and time|

1th Aug (Sat) 13-17:00(JST)

22th Aug (Sat) 13-17:00(JST)

12th Sep (Sat) 13-17:00(JST)

*Person who can attend all 3 times in principle

|Held|Online

|Target|Students, members of society, and start-up businesses inside and outside Kobe

*No nationality required

| Areas of interest | Smart city, Circular economy, Ecosystem, SDGs, Town development, Society 5.0, MaaS, ICT/data utilization, solution of social issues using technology, disaster prevention, Civic-tech, Gov-tech, data visualization, Data Science, DX, etc.

|Participation fee|Free

|Number of applicants|About 40

*If there are a large number of applicants, we'll select by according to the application details.

|Contents|Workshop (Theme setting, Ideathon, Team building, result announcement, etc.)

*A team of about 3 people will be formed through the workshop.

|Application period|Mon 22th June to Sat 25th July, Reiwa

|Application method|Application form

 
 

Use open data

In cities around the world, efforts are being made to open data that has been prepared for everyone to handle freely on the web, called "open data." Introducing open data sites published by governments of each country, the World Bank, the European Union, as well as Kobe and Barcelona.

Kobe city

Open data portal

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications open data

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism GIS homepage

Barcelona City

Open Data Catalog

EU
Open data portal

World Bank Open Data Portal

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