Interested in the eldercare market?

Technology as Catalyst, Kobe at the Helm. The Future of Eldercare.

About the Kobe City Eldercare TechnologyImplementation and Promotion Project

In Kobe city, we support the implementation and promotion of technologies into eldercare facilities in order to reduce caretaker workload, secure and maintain personnel, and advance the establishment of a more work-friendly environment.

The aim of this project is to act as a bridge between outside enterprises and eldercare business owners experiencing difficulty adopting new technologies, in the hope that the effort can lead to the creation of better working environments for those businesses, and technology development opportunities for outside enterprises.

More specifically, we will hold:

On-site “workshop trials” of eldercare technologies for eldercare business owners in Kobe. “Pacesetting-style consultations” where eldercare technology specialists visit and assist in the practical application of technology as on-site mentors in order to help eldercare technology take root. An event in support of those interested in learning about the skills and knowledge gained through the application of the program.

Kobe City seeks enterprises from around the world to develop eldercare technology in Kobe. This year, as a pilot project, we will solicit the lending of equipment from companies whose product sales base is in Japan. Beginning next year, we plan to expand our solicitation to include overseas enterprises. Through this project, we will uncover the skills and knowledge necessary to best pair eldercare business owners with eldercare technology firms, and the resulting collection of case studies should be essential knowledge for those with an interest in entering the Japanese market. Please watch this space to keep abreast of details regarding the progress of the project.

Project Schedule

You will learn about:

  • The characteristics of eldercare service in Japan
  • The impressions eldercare business owners have toward eldercare technology
  • Ways to match problems of eldercare business owners to eldercare technology solutions
  • Future challenges regarding the development of eldercare technology
Entry

Please make your entry to participate in the supporting event scheduled for February, 2022. (You’ll be asked to fill in a simple questionnaire.)

Overview of Kobe

In Kobe city, we support the implementation and promotion of technologies into eldercare facilities in order to reduce caretaker workload, secure and maintain personnel, and advance the establishment of a more work-friendly environment.

Population : 1,530,000
Kobe’s population makes it Japan’s seventh largest city.

Sum of exported products : ¥3,439,800,000,000This amount (for 2019) is equivalent to approximately $31,231,302,921

Enterprises receiving insurance for eldercare: 4,853
This figure excludes hospitals, and is current as of July, 2021.