2018 Mar 15
Pitch for USD $30,000 at InnoVEX! (Deadline will be extended to 20th April)
Eligibility(1) InnoVEX 2018 Exhibitors(2) Companies established after January 1, 2013(3) Click HERE for Pitch Regulations and ApplicationAfter two years running, the InnoVEX PITCH Contest has gained more recognition and attention. In 2018, there are even more awards waiting for our outstanding exhibitors than the previous years. In addition to the $30,000 USD InnoVEX first prize, Delta Electronics and Nogle Capital x MAXCEED are both offering a special prize of $10,000 USD. Furthermore, Taiwan SMEA is also participating by providing office space and accommodation in Linkou along with Startup Terrace Special Awards consist of 5 prizes at $60,000 USD each that are ready to give away to five selected teams. With all the above prizes combined, the total prize money has now reached $350,000 USD! Don’t miss this great opportunity to win, register for the Pitch Contest now! Registration ends on April 20, 2018.
2018 Jan 30
INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB announces to organize Mexican Pavilion in InnoVEX exhibit at COMPUTEX 2018!
COMPUTEX 2018, one of the leading global ICT show with a complete ICT supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will be held between June 5 and June 9, in which InnoVEX exhibit focuses on global startup will take place from June 6 to June 8 with more than 300 international startups to exhibit.INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB, one of the community partners of COMPUTEX, announces to bring at least 5 Mexican startups to InnoVEX exhibit at COMPUTEX in 2018!INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB has devoted in promoting bilateral business opportunities for startups in Taiwan and Mexico for several years. COMPUTEX, as the best platform for international startups to access to Asia market, welcomes 5 high promising Mexican startups this year:DohnnyDohnny is the first artificial intelligence that can create components for web apps, using natural language processing, you ask for what you need and he builds it for you. The code that Dohnny builds uses the latest market technology developed by Facebook called React. This translates into an agile and comfortable work for new developers.GRUPO BIODIMEDE-Medband is a wearable in the form of a bracelet for medical use in order to serve as an immediate identification of the person wearing it, in addition, it contains information in a digital way about the user's clinical history, which can be accessed at any time from any technological device through our website without installing any application. It also serves as a tool for medical staff to respond to an emergency with greater speed and knowledge of the patient.SadeemSadeem ‘s product is the world's first multi-patented early warning system for floods on cities with active network already in the field. The system is composed by their novel flood sensor (tailored for urban areas), our unique Geographic Information System (GIS) and a robust communication module.SolaraSolara is an ERP easy to use and free for all small business owners who want grew up with technology. Offer the capability to understand it 100% in less than 30 minutes. Is a web technology with an APP. It also gives an free website who sync all the productos in real time.TuConteoTu Conteo helps citizens to validate elections votes in a easy way, they want to expand our platform and collaborate with as mane global startups as they can, they have success case on Mexico and know that other places has the same problemBesides leading Mexican Pavilion in Taiwan, INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB also works hard to promote Mexico startup scene. Startup World Cup, a series of startup conferences and competitions that welcomes all stages of tech startups to join and compete to win US$1,000,000, will be implemented in Mexico by INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB on April 14, 2018. All the international startups are welcomed to the Mexico Startup World Cup to compete for the final round and US$1,000,000. Please find more information and register on the website at http://www.startupworldcup.io/mexico-application About COMPUTEX:Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT and IoT show with a complete supply chain and ecosystems. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, based upon Taiwan’s complete ICT clusters, covers the whole spectrum of ICT industry, from established brands to startups and from ICT supply chain to IoT ecosystems. With strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities and IPR protection, Taiwan is a strategic destination for foreign companies and investors looking for partners in global technology ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw About INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB:Check more information of INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB on its website at https://www.innoventure.org/ or follow INNOVENTURE STARTUP CLUB on FB at https://www.facebook.com/innoventure.sct/
2018 Jan 03
Taiwan fintech regulatory sandbox law passes
Lawmakers in Taiwan passed the Act on Financial Technology Innovations and Experiments in a bid to upgrade the nation’s financial sector by granting technology firms more leeway when experimenting with innovative financial services.Original News Source (Liberty Times Net): http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/focus/breakingnews/229...
2017 Sep 11
InnoVEX 2018 is open for space applications!
As InnoVEX exhibit enters its 3rd edition in 2018, COMPUTEX will continue to connect leading companies and professionals with game-changing startups. For the past two years, InnoVEX activities and forums included key persons from brand names sharing their industrial insights, accelerators introducing global startup scenes, VCs talking about how to make profits, and politicians discussing about Taiwan’s startup policies. Buried in the tremendous fruitful information we provided, do you find yourself overwhelmed? Among all the choices, how can you find out which resource, market or people that is best for you? InnoVEX 2018 is your solution, the place to find the RIGHT FIT for you!Apply for space: https://events.taiwantrade.com.tw/InnoVEX18en/Enrollment/Login
2017 Jun 08
COMPUTEX 2017’s InnoVEX Global Innovation and Tech Startup Ecosystem Ends on High Note
Dutch security-as-a-service start-up, Amaryllo, receives InnoVEX pitch contest US$30K grand prizeTAIPEI, Taiwan, June 2, 2017—COMPUTEX2017’s InnoVEX exhibit attracted 272 startups from 23 countries/territories, showcasing innovations from around the world in IoT, AI, health management, VR/AR, cloud computing, wearables, and mobility. InnoVEX featured startups, VCs, and accelerators collaborating to build a new ecosystem for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.A packed schedule of keynotes, panels, forums, and demos provided a rare opportunity for startups to efficiently connect with international VCs, angel investors, incubators and accelerators, potential strategic partners, and future customers--all in a single venue. InnoVEX included five elements critical to start-ups: display, demos, forums, pitch contests, and matchmaking. InnoVEX was introduced to COMPUTEX in 2016; in two years, it has become one of the leading global innovation events. In InnoVEX 2017, there were eight U.S. startups such as BioInspira, Holojam, SparkAmplify and VaGenie. In addition to individual startup exhibitors, prominent U.S. companies such as Amazon, IBM, and Intel were among the show’s speakers. Several American high-profile venture capital firms and accelerators such as Acorn, Fenox, Indiegogo and Alchemist participated. The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office featured a Dutch Startup Showcase. The French Tech Space also had a significant presence at InnoVEX this year. Gartner predicted by 2017, 50 percent of all IoT solutions would originate in startups less than three years old, signaling that innovative business models are becoming the focus of R&D in the global ICT industry. “In recent years, emerging technologies have revolutionized ICT sectors and business models around the world. TAITRA recognized this trend, and added the InnoVEX exhibit last year. Now, it is one of the leading global innovation events. COMPUTEX is a platform to match resources for innovators and startups globally to drive the industry’s growth and development,” said Walter Yeh, president and CEO of COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA.The culminating event of InnoVEX—the “Startup Pitch Competition,” at Center Stage on June 1 was a highlight of InnoVEX at COMPUTEX 2017. Around 100 startup teams around the world registered and competed for the five categories of award prizes plus the InnoVEX Grand Prize of US$30K. International juries from U.S. and Taiwan provided insightful questions and practical comments before an enthusiastic and engaged audience. Eight startups were selected as finalists and six startups received awards provided by companies and organizers. This year’s InnoVEX Grand Prize of US$30K was awarded to security-as-a-service start-up Amaryllo from the Netherlands. When Amaryllo President and Founder Marcus Yang was asked what advice he would give future start-ups wanting to enter the pitch contest, he said, “Don’t focus on touting your products. Focus on your business model—that’s what the judges look for—it has to be tangible and sustainable. I’ve found InnoVEX to be an excellent opportunity to meet investors and VCs from around the world and to meet (and even secure deals with) potential partners and large customers. I attended InnoVEX last year and will be back again next year. It is an honor to receive this year’s Grand Prize recognition, thank you.” Although Amaryllo still qualifies as a start-up, the company has already achieved significant success and landed some large clients. This is one start-up to watch.InnoVEX 2018 will be held June 5 to 7. Start-ups who wish to be considered for InnoVEX 2018 should visit http://www.innovex.com.tw/ for updates. Videos from InnoVEX 2017 are available here: https://www.twitch.tv/computexinnovex
2017 May 21
The Dutch Startup Hub Joins InnoVEX 2017
COMPUTEX 2017, one of the leading global ICT show with a complete ICT supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will be held between May 30 and June 3, in which InnoVEX exhibit focuses on global startup will take place from May 30 to June 1. COMPUTEX features 5 main themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. More than 1,600 companies from 26 countries will roll out their latest products and technologies at COMPUTEX using 5,010 booths where all aspects of the global high-tech ecosystem are showcased. According to the co-organizer of COMPUTEX, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), the show is making the InnoVEX exhibit a perfect platform especially for global ICT innovators and startups. TAITRA indicates more than 272 startups from 23 countries have already signed up to showcase their latest innovative products and services, in which the Dutch Pavilion will be an important part of InnoVEX. According toCompass global ranking of international Startups hubs, the Dutch ecosystem as a whole was ranked 4th in Europe. The 2017 Compass ranking report also stated that the Startup Delta is one of the fastest growing ecosystems in Europe. The reasons for this fast developing startup ecosystem can be found in the national believe in open innovation, the strong experience in public-private partnerships and the fact that the Netherlands ranks number 1 for implementing governmental policies that are aimed at growth for startups, innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, the following Innovative Dutch startups will participate at COMPUTEX as exhibitors to expand their business map to Asian markets: Aigency, the world's first employment agency for artificial intelligenceTravis the Translator, the world’s first smart pocket translator powered by artificial intelligenceiBand+, a new device helping people to dream and sleep betterOnera, developing solutions for users to understand & improve their healthAto-gear – Helping people improve the way they move, by making the science of movement accessibleBambi Medical, a soft fabric, skin-friendly, wireless monitoring device that eliminates pain and stress of babiesLifeSense Group, designing innovative wearables for health applications Visitors who wish to meet the Dutch startups may pay them a visit at World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 from May 30 to June 1. In addition to displaying at InnoVEX, Netherlands Trade & Investment Office will also organize a Dutch Startup Seminar on June 1st. For more details, click on the following link: http://www.accupass.com/go/dutchstartupshowcase
2017 May 09
244 Startups from 20 Countries to Showcase Innovations in IoT, AI, Health Management, VR/AR, Cloud Computing, Wearables, and Mobility at COMPUTEX 2017 InnoVEX Exhibit
InnoVEX, Asia’s largest innovation event, will focus on five major elements: demos, forums, contests, presentations and matchmakingTAIPEI, Taiwan, May 9, 2017—TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, today announced that InnoVEX, the startup exhibit at COMPUTEX 2017, has attracted 244 exhibitors from 20 countries, including Taiwan, Korea, France, China, the USA, Singapore, the Netherlands, Israel, India, Hong Kong and Japan. InnoVEX will feature startups and business incubators collaborating to build a new ecosystem for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.Gartner predicted that by 2017, 50 percent of all IoT solutions would originate in startups less than three years old, signaling that innovative business models are becoming the focus of R&D in the global ICT industry. “In recent years, emerging technologies have revolutionized ICT sectors and business models around the world. TAITRA recognized this trend, and added the InnoVEX exhibit last year. Now, it is one of the leading global innovation events. COMPUTEX is a platform to match resources for innovators and startups globally. With activities like demos, forums, keynote speeches and pitch contests, we can drive the industry’s growth and development,” said TAITRA President & CEO Walter Yeh.World’s leading innovators convene at InnoVEX to explore new trends in AIThis year, InnoVEX will focus on five major elements: display, demos, forums, pitch contests, and matchmaking. Global startups and investors will gather at the exhibition area for technology exchange and matchmaking. Innovations in IoT, health management, VR/AR, cloud computing, wearables, mobility and AI will be on display to provide an overview of creative technologies from around the world. InnoVEX highlights will include Travis the Translator from the Netherlands, the world’s first pocket-sized AI translation device that can voice-translate 80 languages instantly. BioInspira from the United States will exhibit a gas detector designed for pollution monitoring and early detection/prevention service. Meanwhile, France-based Tempow will introduce many-to-many solutions for Bluetooth connectivity making mobility easier.A-list speakers and contests to inspire imagination about future technologiesIn addition to demos of various technologies from global innovators, InnoVEX 2017 will continue the much-applauded forums and keynote speeches it started last year. Speakers from world-renowned innovation groups, venture capital investors and leading companies such as Acorn, ALCHEMIST, ARM, Fenox, HARDWARE CLUB and Microsoft will speak on AI, IoT, innovation ecosystems, digital economy and technology policies with a goal of aligning international visions and driving momentum for more innovation. All events will be live-streamed on Twitch to share with speaker insights and forecasts on innovations and entrepreneurial environments.InnoVEX will be held at Exhibition Hall 3 of the Taipei World Trade Center from May 30 to June 1. The 2017 InnoVEX Pitch Contest’s semi-final and final will take place on May 31 and June 1, respectively, with a cash prize of US$30,000 for the winner. The contest aims to encourage the world’s entrepreneurs and innovators to interact with investors and find opportunities to commercialize their innovations.For more information COMPUTEX website：http://www.computextaipei.com.tw COMPUTEX Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/COMPUTEX.TAITRA/
2017 May 04
La French Tech Joins InnoVEX 2017
La French Tech Joins InnoVEX 2017COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will be held between May 30 and June 3, featuring the following themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. More than 1,600 companies from around the world will roll out their latest products and technologies at COMPUTEX using 5,010 booths where all aspects of the global high-tech ecosystem are showcased. According to COMPUTEX co-organizer, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), the show is making the InnoVEX exhibit a perfect platform especially for ICT & IoT innovators. Show stat indicates 244 startups from over 20 countries have already signed up to showcase their latest innovative products and services.This year, La French Tech will showcase amazing innovations from startups of the French Tech hub. Last year, there were only 3 companies along with French National Pavilion. This year, La French Tech has expanded to 13 startups displaying! That’s 4 times the exhibition size. They’ll cover many different facets such as: IoT, sound experience, VR enhancing, new touch feelings, cloud solutions and connectivity.The 13 startup companies are:Company: DevialetPunchline: The best sound in the worldIn a building conceived by Gustave Eiffel and located in the heart of Paris, the best 90 acoustical, mechanical, electronics, computer and signal processing engineers work to invent the sound technologies of the future. Their motto: excellence, innovation and constant challenge. In 2016, fascinated by the huge growth potential of Devialet and the quality of its future revolutionary products, prestigious investors such as Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp, Korelya Capital, Bernard Arnault(LVMH), Xavier Niel (Free) and Jay-Z joined Devialet’s adventure. They gave Devialet the resources to grow and take over the world audio market. www.devialet.comCompany: WistikiPunchline: The end of lostWistiki partnered with renowned designer Philippe Starck (known for, among many other things, designing Steve Jobs’s personal yacht) to make three uniquely shaped connected accessories. Being part of the French Tech initiative, Wistiki is dedicated to offer 100% made in France products that help people find their lost items from their smartphone. Once you’ve attached the device to the physical object of your choosing, connect it to your smartphone using the free Wistiki app to make the device ring, and to help you find it.www.wistiki.comCompany: DigitsolePunchline: Footwear. Reinvented.DIGITSOLE is the world leader in connected footwear. We integrate electronics and energy into footwear to offer consumers more functions to bring significant comfort and well-being. Digitsole creates smart footwear for daily uses. This completely modifies the market standards. Digitsole is not an Evolution, it’s a Revolution! In January 2016, Digitole presents the first generation of Smarshoe and it becomes one of the biggest buzz at the CES International in Las Vegas 2016.www.digitsole.comCompany: Scalable GraphicsPunchline: Wireless VR without compromiseVR Link, the new solution of Scalable Graphics frees your VR gaming experience from the constraints of tethers. Without the constraints of tethers, move without limits and fully enjoy your Virtual Reality experience. The system is 100% compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, without any hardware modification or loss of warranty. The latency is imperceptible like a native performance for a pure VR gaming experience. Setting up is fast and easy. VR Link is a solution designed by VR experts for the consumer market. The low weight (around 1 pound) and the limited size are designed to provide the maximal autonomy without disturbing your movements. Scalable Graphics is a software company specialized in high performance computing and visualization. www.wirelessvr.net/Company: Hap2UPunchline: Feel what's on your screenImagine your touchscreen could provide your finger-tips the feel of actual objects? This is a touchscreen technology using ultrasonic vibration and friction modulations to provide texture touch sensations in haptic feedback. Hap2U develops an unique patented haptic technology, to integrate to all touch screens and interfaces. This solution is purely mechanical, it create finger force and touch texture with the same technology. This technology is based on ultrasonic vibration generated thanks to piezoelectrical actuators. The vibration sent on the glass screen modify the human finger's friction against the glass. We synchronize the vibration with the position of the finger, enabling the user to feel texture and to use finger force. With no added latency in delivering the haptic signal, hap2u technology responds in real time.www.hap2u.netCompany: A-VolutePunchline: 3D Sound ExpertCreated by two engineering students in Lille, Tuyen Pham and Ambroise Recht, A-Volute has expanded their unique products to the point of innovation thanks to their expertise in acoustics and audio software developement. Pioneer in 3D sound software, they created Nahimic which makes it possible to recreate all of the spatiality of sound on a classic stereo listening system. Launched in March 2015 and in partnership with the brand MSI, Nahimic was created by the company A-Volute, provider of technology that improves audio and sound spatialisation in 3 dimensions, A-Volute draws upon their own technology and expertise to provide a natural, immersive, and high-quality sound. www.nahimic.comCompany: Sigfox / UnabizPunchline: The world’s leading Internet of things (IoT) connectivity service.Sigfox has reinvented connectivity for the IoT. It drastically brings down cost and energy consumption required for securely connecting physical devices to the Cloud. Sigfox is rolling out the first global IoT network to listen to billions of objects broadcasting data, without the need to establish and maintain network connections. This unique approach in the world of wireless connectivity, where there is no signaling overhead, a compact and optimized protocol, and where objects are not attached to the network. Founded in 2016, UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerate the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, www.sigfox.com / www.unabiz.com Company: BotpartnerPunchline: Conversation of ThingsThe main idea behind CoT (Conversation of Thing) is to communicate with objects. You can control the internet of appliances by simply talking to communication software. To make it reality, we base on state-of-the-art technology as well as the techniques of ChatBot popping up this year, and finally we’ve created practical CoT available for appliances. Besides, with AI growing rapidly, many developers realize the importance of the form in order to demonstrate and hope that bot, communication audience, can have more affinity. We move forward based on this idea, and we cooperate with the illustrator who has the experience of product development in Disney. We make a cartoon character called Louis. It is the form we will keep developing in AI later on and we will also release its comics as well as animations in order to develop the relationship with users. Botpartner was part of the Paris&Co Demo Day, part of the Paris Landing Pack_Explore.www.botpartner.meCompany: Bell & WysonPunchline: We light your securityBELL & WYSON designs low energy, innovating, nice and useful connected devices. BELL & WYSON keeps in mind that a good connected device has to be used on a daily basis. This is why BELL & WYSON has based its strategy on LED bulbs with additional features efficient and valuable for their users. Collaborating with “THOMAS DE LUSSAC” Design Agency, Bell & Wyson creates State-of-the-art Wifi lightbulbs with unique smoke detection function able to warn home-owners of any fire incidents. The lightbulbs integrate also other functions like camera, and smart connectivity to control with your smartphone.www.bellandwyson.comCompany: WitékioPunchline: Embedding successWitekio is an embedded software expert with a system level approach, engineering and integrating intelligent systems software for any device from the hardware to the cloud. We bring expertise on both low (OS, driver, firmware) and high level software (application, connectivity, cloud) associated with a usage knowledge on specific markets that allows the best choices in technologies and architecture for the best performance and security. Witekio provides custom services for software development, integration, design, support, and training for any kind of embedded or smart connected device. We provide expertise, methods and engineering teams for flexible, scalable, efficient and mature system software integration.www.witekio.comCompany: Envor TechnologiePunchline: Store better, store cheaperENVOR Tech is a game changer in data storage. Envor offers a proprietary technology based on Erasure Coding to prevent the data loss. It’s easy-to-operate and standard compatible products. The technology is developed by a core team of PhD & entrepreneurs able to carry on agile algorithm development, system integration & business development. Digitalization must not be an ecological plague. That’s why ENVOR optimizes your data protection. Adopt ENVOR protection, and double your storage capacity at equal infrastructure and increased safety. Change from data replication to ENVOR liberates on average 50% of storage capacity. And when required, we can go over the common data protection solutions that protect up to 2 or 3 simultaneous failures. You already did it with erasure coding? Just considerate ENVOR encoding & recovery speeds are from 3 to 7 fold higher.envortech.comAbout French Trade Office Business FranceWe help businesses to find commercial partners in target markets, paving the way for SMEs and mid-size companies to sign trading agreements. About Innovex, our goal is to emphasize on the dynamism of the startups part of the French Tech Hub.
2017 Mar 23
COMPUTEX Invites Startups to its InnoVEX Startup Exhibit, to Demo, Pitch and Network with Investors, Buyers, Business and Technology Partners
InnoVEX Provides an International Matchmaking Platform and a Pitch Contest for Startups to Maximize Business, Technological, and Investment ExchangesTAIPEI, March 23, 2017—COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain and complete IoT and startup ecosystems, invites startups to exhibit and network with international VCs and crowdfunding, potential technology partners and buyers, and startup accelerators at its InnoVEX startup exhibit. InnoVEX will be held from May 30th to June 1st, for three days during COMPUTEX.In 2016, InnoVEX hosted 217 startups from 22 countries with 240 booths, and featured 25 companies with global recognition for winning pitch awards. COMPUTEX 2016 hosted 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries and attracted over 160,000 visitors from 178 countries. InnoVEX startup exhibitors this year will have access to a similar network of potential partners, buyers and investors, in one location with complete ICT, IoT and startup ecosystems. In 2017, COMPUTEX will host 1,600 companies with 5,010 booths while InnoVEX will host 230 global startups from 20 countries such as the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Korea, Japan and others.InnoVEX will showcase startups founded after 2012. It will feature exhibits, forums, demos, matchmaking, pitch contests with a winning prize of $30,000 USD, and networking events to maximize innovative, technological, and investment exchanges to help startups succeed. Forum topics include artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, IoT, startup ecosystems, digital economy, and technology policies. Startups, incubation centers or startup associations focusing on ICT or IoT products or services are eligible to exhibit individually or as a group at InnoVEX.“InnoVEX provides an ideal opportunity for startups seeking strategic partners across the entire ICT, IoT and startup supply chains to further commercialize their innovative ideas,” said Walter Yeh, president and CEO of COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. “COMPUTEX has a 37-year history of promoting global entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and strategic partnerships.”COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA collaborates with startup accelerators worldwide. For example, in the United States, TAITRA will invite the winner of the 2017 AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup to attend InnoVEX.Those interested in InnoVEX can register online at www.computextaipei.com.tw or contact Ms. Judy Tseng (firstname.lastname@example.org) from TAITRA for more information.
2017 Mar 13
Global Entrepreneurship Congress dispenses with the use of Chinese-Taipei as Taiwan's official name
Taipei (Taiwan News)—The four-day Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) that takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa this week, referred to Taiwan’s delegation as speakers from “Taiwan” instead of using the name “Chinese-Taipei.”Taiwan usually attends large international events, including the Olympics, under the name "Chinese-Taipei,” due to the "one-China" policy that China reinforces its diplomatic ties to respect.This is the first time that GEC, organizer Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), officially invited delegates from Taiwan’s government to attend the event that takes place from March 13-17, 2017, and chose to address the country’s delegation as “speakers from Taiwan” instead of “Chinese-Taipei.”Previously, representatives from Taiwan’s private sector attended GEC unofficially under the name “Chinese-Taipei.”Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Karen Yu (余宛如), and David Weng (翁嘉盛), Chief Investment Officer in Taiwan’s Asian Silicon Valley initiative, are Taiwan’s official representatives at the annual international entrepreneurship event.Yu will be mostly sharing Taiwan’s privatization experience, and search for foreign investors, while Weng will be marketing Taiwan’s Asian Silicon Valley plan to the international community. The Asian Silicon Valley plan is an initiative rolled out in Taoyuan County to promote the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovation to transform the nation’s industry.Weng was previously employed by U.S. technology giant Cisco Systems, before he became an angel investor in Silicon Valley in California, and has been successful in launching Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for the companies he invested in.The Taiwanese delegation intends to promote Taiwan’s comprehensive entrepreneurship environment, laws, and ecosystem to the 2,000 participants from 160 countries at GEC.The aim is to make connections with the U.S. Silicon Valley, obtain new foreign investments, and partner with international entrepreneurs in technology. Meanwhile, Taiwan hopes to attract international entrepreneurs with its strong manufacturing supply chain.GEN was founded in 2009 by the Kauffman Foundation, despite being a non-profit organization that the international community recognizes, it receives strong backing from the U.S. government, according to a China Times report which cited sources familiar with the matter.According to the source, the U.S. government invited Taiwanese speakers to officially attend the event, indicating U.S. President Donald Trump’s active support for partnerships with Taiwan’s government.By Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer (http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3115275)
2017 Mar 06
COMPUTEX 2017 unveiled five global ICT trends in Barcelona
Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened from February 27-March 2, 2017 with 2,200 participating exhibitors, including 35 Taiwanese companies such as Acer, Advantech, D-Link, ELAN, HTC, IEI, Zyxel and Chunghwa Telecom. Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) held a press conference during MWC exclusively for promoting Taiwanese Products and the innovation and transformation of Taiwan’s ICT industry.During the press conference on February 27, TAITRA invited Acer, Advantech, D-Link, IEI and key ICT players to introduce Taiwan’s cloud technology, IoT solutions, artificial intelligence, and the development of robots, attracting over 100 professional buyers and 25 international media to participate. Acer introduced Acer Air Monitor where users may use smart phone to monitor, record, and track 6 key air quality indexes which through cloud platform to activate air purifiers at home. Advantech, leading brand for industrial computers, presented the Packetarium XLc carrier-grade blade server that combines IT and high-end networking features. D-Link presented the first network camera, Omna 180 Cam HD that supports Apple HomeKit, and mydlink Home Z-Wave sensor to provide an all-round modern smart networking solution. IEI showcased its emotionally intelligent robot, the AfuBot, which by integrating service solution APP, creates a more humanized IoT robot.In addition, TAITRA also set up the COMPUTEX d&i awards Pavilion at MWC, showcasing the finest tech originations and products in the categories of wearables, network and communications devices, smart security monitoring and Apple MFi certified peripherals. With an interactive style of display, visitors were able to touch and experience the outstanding innovative R& D and manufacturing capacities of Taiwan.MWC 2017 focused on 5G, artificial intelligence, IoT and devices which were the displays of majority exhibitors. GSMA predicted 5G will be widely provisioned by 2020. Although it can’t be commercialized the next couple of years, exhibitors presented related technology and concepts such as smart city, smart transportation, smart healthcare, and artificial intelligence algorithm to occupy a share of the future market. IBM exhibited artificial intelligent Watson while Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, Qualcomm, SAP showcased IoT related solutions and applications. The Devices exhibits included mostly smart phones. All major brands revealed the latest models. HTC exhibited new models such as U Ultra, U Play, Desire 650 as well as HTC VIVE Tracker and a special edition of VR game for a whole new gaming experience.Taiwan’s 2 major telecom companies: Chunghwa Telecom and Far EasTone Telecommunications were led by their Chairmen, Yu Cheng and Douglas Hsu, displayed smart city application schemes, demonstrating their international competitiveness. “A Smart City for All” project benefits all users, especially those with visual impairments. The services gather vicinity information, provide direction guidance, and notify dangers on the route. Also, to facilitate 5G and IoT strategic deployments, Chunghwa Telecom and Ericsson signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at MWC to move forward Taiwan’s 5G development by access to cutting-edge technologies and applications. Far EasTone Telecommunications exhibited Tainan’s smart city plans by using VR to present 6 smart applications such as: smart water conservation, smart transportation, smart mobile education, smart healthy community, smart tourism, and smart city management.COMPUTEX 2017, while keeping up with the global ICT trends, is repositioned to Building Global Technology Ecosystems by focusing on 5 main themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. Exhibitors are expected to exceed 1,600 and use over 5,010 booths. COMPUTEX 2017 will highlight 4 featured exhibits: SmarTEX, stage for the latest IoT applications; InnoVEX, platform for innovative startups which will be held at TWTC Hall 3 for 3 days, from May 30 to June 1, 2017. InnoVEX will consist of more than 220 exhibitors from countries such as the USA, Demark, France, Korea, Indonesia, Germany, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and more. Country pavilions organized by La French from France and KOTRA from Korea will include more than 10 startups to participate respectively. In addition to displays, InnoVEX exhibit also includes a series of events such as seminars and forums, pitch contests, demos, and networking; Gaming & VR, the ultimate gaming platform for the coolest high-performance gaming products; iStyle, special showcase for Apple MFi-certified peripherals.COMPUTEX is the total solution to meet the needs of all ICT professionals and more. It builds strategic alliances & ecosystem partners for ICT companies and bridges global startups with investors and manufacturers! Visit the most significant ICT/IoT & startup trade show in Asia from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017. InnoVEX runs for 3 days, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017.
¡Hola Amigos! Mexican Pavilion is here at InnoVEX exhibit at COMPUTEX 2018!
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