Society 5.0 for
Start-up Innovations road to Society 5.0 for SDGS
As we have discussed, bringing Society 5.0 to fruition will depend on making the most of cutting-edge technologies—ranging from AI and the IoT to robotics and big data—and working toward society-wide optimization. The effort goes beyond simply using innovative technologies, however, and requires more than just the products, services, and data available from a single company or industry. Society 5.0 can only take shape through concerted collaborations between intra-industry competitors, separate industries, universities, research institutions, local communities, and a vast array of other stakeholders, all uniting in a common vision of open innovation.
This collection of case studies includes a variety of products and services that represent the first, important steps toward the realization of Society 5.0 and, in turn, the achievement of the SDGs. If a diverse mix of stakeholders comes together in forging organic links among these innovative offerings and other revolutionary technologies, products, and services, Keidanren’s vision of “Society 5.0 for SDGs” will come to fruition. Below are several examples of how those connections can take shape—and how they could deliver a far-reaching impact.