Purpose of the event

The continuing development of information and communications technology (ICT), namely the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, has created a transition to a new industrial structure characterized as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Countries worldwide are also working to incorporate these advanced technologies into all aspects of industry and daily life in an effort to realize a new society that balances both economic growth and the resolution of social issues (known as Society 5.0 in Japan).

Expo 2025 is to be held in Osaka, Japan based on a concept of People’s Living Lab. Reflecting this theme, Kyoto Smart City Expo 2020 will be staged with the goal of promoting the creation of smart cities that utilize ICT to address a variety of social issues, helping to achieve what we are calling a “super-comfortable smart society”. Our hope is that this will contribute to the realization of a sustainable, diverse and inclusive society in which no one will be left behind, as targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.(SDGs)



Kyoto Smart City Expo 2020

Main Theme

Regions and industries creating a sustainable and liveable future
– Creating a “meta-comfort” smart society –


October 27 (Tue) to 28 (Wed), 2020
(available on-demand from October 29 to December 31)


Virtual Exhibition
International Symposium
Smart City Seminar (lecture)
Business Seminars
Keihanna Lab Trip
Nationwide Local Government Exchange Symposium
Corporate Collaborations, etc.

Admission Fee

Free (Registration required)

Administrative Office

Kyoto Smart City Expo 2020 Administrative Office

mail : ksce2020@ml.screen-cre.co.jp


Main Theme

Cellulose Nanofiber Seminar (provisional title)

Date and Time

October 21 (Wed), 2020, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Three Seminars
Digital Exhibition


Kyoto Green Chemical Network


Organizing Committee of Kyoto Smart City Expo


Research Society of CNF for Material Industry (METI Kansai, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture), Kyoto Technical Exchange Group on Plastic Materials, NCM project of Ministry of the Environment


Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO

Joint events

Period and Time

Held online from October 27 (Tue) to 28 (Wed), 2020 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Available on-demand until November 13 (Fri), 2020


Public Fundation of Kansai Research Institute