Tokyo 2020 Launches Open Innovation Challenge

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) are excited to launch its “TOKYO 2020 Open Innovation Challenge”. The technology competition is aimed at creating an innovative spectator experience and encouraging as many people as possible to become involved in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Participants are invited to develop and submit prototypes of any type of technology application leveraging the very latest Cloud and AI technologies, including mobile, web-based or robot applications.

The aim is to enhance the future spectator experience and highlight Tokyo 2020's commitment to innovation with a focus on the experience at sporting events including basketball 3x3, BMX freestyle, skateboarding and sport climbing.

These are the new, youth-focused urban sports making their first appearance in the Olympic Programme at the Games.

Alibaba Cloud and Intel have partnered with Tokyo 2020 to organise the Challenge. Alibaba Cloud will provide cloud computing services; Intel will lend a variety of assets including the Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 and the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit.

Tokyo 2020, Alibaba Cloud and Intel will jointly review and select as winners those who develop the most innovative and creative applications.