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InnoVEX is a feature exhibit of COMPUTEX TAIPEI, one of the global leading ICT, IoT & Startups trade shows. InnoVEX 2019 attracts 467 startups from 24 countries to display top innovations. A variety of activities including a series of forums, pitch contest, demos, matchmaking, networking and startup tour were held thoughout the 3-day event.

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2019 Apr 30

InnoVEX Brings Together Comprehensive Industry Supply Chain to Unleash Power of Innovation

Connecting Global Startups with Taiwan’s Advantage April 30, 2019, Taipei—Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced today that this year’s InnoVEX, the startup platform of COMPUTEX, will feature a record high of 467 startups from 24 countries, a growth of 20% from last year. Repeat exhibitors include startups from France, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Japan, Canada and the Philippines. In addition, 11 countries/territories, including Hong Kong, Poland, Brazil and Hungary, will also exhibit for the first time in their very own pavilions at the show. Walter Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO said, "COMPUTEX is one of the world's most important platforms for the high-tech industry. Since its establishment in 2016, InnoVEX has attracted startups at the forefront of technological disruption to come to Taiwan from all over the world. As more startups showcase their cutting-edge services and products at InnoVEX every year and capture the attention of venture capitalists and corporate investors, the show has blossomed into a benchmark event for innovation in Asia. We are committed to building a more robust, vibrant startup ecosystem through COMPUTEX." AI and IoT applications will be the focal points of InnoVEX this year. Unlike other global startup events featuring preliminary concepts and inventions, InnoVEX 2019 will center the spotlight on the complete industry chain, diverse tech applications and polished, commercial-ready products. Top innovators from the upstream sector will gather at the exhibition and offer a comprehensive view of the industry value chain, including IoT network operator UnaBiz, AI chip startup ArchiTek, 3D sensing technology company Acconeer, and blockchain technology providers COBINHOOD and Cartesi from the upstream sector. “Social brain” creator Hoomano, MR vision tracking module maker Ganzin Technology and digital encryption firm Chelpis from the midstream sector and downstream application integration startups such as Ambi Climate, which is working with Alexa, and NextDrive, which is collaborating with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will also be exhibiting. InnoVEX links together the entire value chain and fosters a complete ecosystem for the startup community. The press conference today drew the attendance of several participating organizations, including the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Audi, JAFCO, the Epoch Foundation’s Garage+, La France à Taiwan (Business France), Swedish Trade and Invest Council (Business Sweden), the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO), and the Taipei office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH). The startups from these countries will showcase an impressive lineup of exciting displays at InnoVEX 2019. Heavyweight Speakers Fill the Agenda Connecting Global Startups with Taiwan’s Advantage The theme of this year’s InnoVEX Forum is "Connecting Global Startups with Taiwan’s Advantage". Speakers who will take the stage include enterprises, accelerators, and venture capitalists from more than 10 countries. They include John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven, the Silicon Valley of the Netherlands; OurCrowd, Israel's largest crowdfunding platform investing in startups; and Wayra, a venture capitalist by Telefónica, the world’s largest telecom operator. The startup environment for these countries will be discussed, as well as collaboration opportunities between businesses from these countries and Taiwan, and how Taiwan leverages innovation and international connectivity to position itself as an international innovation player will be explored. InnoVEX Forum registration is open now. Joins Hands with MOST and World-Famous VCs Matchmaking, Competition, Networking and Tour All in One Place In 2019, for the first time, TAITRA and MOST work together to organize the InnoVEX Forum and matchmaking event. VCs and businesses including Samsung NEXT, LINE, Mucker Capital, Cherubic Ventures, Delta Electronics, Zhongguancun, China Trust and SinoPac Holdings will participate in matchmaking discussions to achieve strategic collaboration. Prizes for this year's pitch contest will total USD 420,000, with the top prize being USD 30,000 in cash. The Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), Startup Terrace, Taiwania Capital and Qualcomm have each established a special prize to encourage outstanding national teams and tap the innovative capacity of Taiwan. In addition, TAITRA will arrange for the startup teams to visit notable companies, VCs and accelerators in Taiwan, including Garage+, China Development Financial Holding Corporation and TSMC Innovation Museum, to unlock networking and collaboration opportunities between industries and global startups. InnoVEX 2019 will be held between May 29 and 31 at Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center. COMPUTEX strings together the complete startup industry value chain and connects global startups with Taiwan’s advantage. Innovative ideas from all around the world will shine at InnoVEX this year.

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2019 Apr 17

COMPUTEX 2019 Looks into Future Technology Trends Global ICT Giants Gather to Create Infinite Possibilities for the Technology Ecosystem

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced the 2019 COMPUTEX exhibitor list today during its kick-off press conference today. The organizer also announced senior executives from global tech giants such as AMD, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Qualcomm will talk about technological innovations and analyze the latest industry trends and development strategies. They will exchange with global players through the exhibition platform and combine Taiwan's valuable industrial chain to create infinite possibilities for the technology ecosystem.Building the Complete Technology EcosystemCOMPUTEX 2019 continues its position of Building Global Technology Ecosystems, focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovations & Startups, and Gaming & XR. The 2019 show attracts 1,685 exhibitors to use 5,508 exhibition booths, growing 5.1% and 9.8% (respectively) from last year.The TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2) will be used for the first time this year, showcasing IoT, communication, 5G related products, and the future lifestyle of all things connected. After integrating VR (virtual reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and XR (Extended Reality) into COMPUTEX, nearly 100 renowned domestic and international manufacturers will present the latest developments and e-sports products, laying the foundation for Taiwan to become one the most important part of the global e-sports ecosystem.Going into the fourth year, InnoVEX has become the most innovative platform for startups in Asia. The exhibit will be displayed at the TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 from May 29th to 31st, attracting 402 startups from around the world. Among them, startups from Poland, Hong Kong, Hungary, and Brazil were invited to form national (regional) pavilions. They are joining 11 other national pavilions including the Netherlands, France and South Korea. Through the COMPUTEX platform, the outstanding startups will re-ignite the kinetic energy of technology innovation.Diverse Applications of AI and IoTThis year, COMPUTEX combines artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AI & IoT) across multiple exhibition areas such as "Systems and Solutions", "Industrial Internet of Things and Embedded Solutions", "SmarTEX", and "InnoVEX", displaying solutions ranging from smart homes, smart transportation, wearables, and health technology.CyberLink, who attended the press conference, showed FaceMe, the world’s top cross-platform AI facial recognition engine built for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS that can be used in smart retail, smart finance, smart security, and other solutions. “Over the years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies, we continue to grow and excel in the field of high-performance computing,” AMD said at the press conference. BenQ will use "BenQ Intelligent Qube" as the theme of this year's COMPUTEX, combining ten partners to showcase multi-innovative AIoT smart solutions; SUPERMICRO, based on the advanced architecture of Resource-saving, will exhibit a new generation of servers and storage systems to provide better, faster and more environmentally friendly solutions.Heavyweight Speakers Gather at COMPUTEXA CEO Keynote has been added to this year’s COMPUTEX International Press Conference, held the day before the opening of COMPUTEX, inviting AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su, to give a speech on "The Next Generation of High-Performance Computing", discussing the industry development and layout of high-performance computing. The COMPUTEX Opening Keynote by Intel on the first day of the exhibition invites Gregory M. Bryant, Intel's Senior Vice president and General Manager of the Client Computing Group, to give a presentation. The Microsoft Keynote Forum, which will take place on the second day of the exhibition, is also what the industry looks forward every year.For the first time, TAITRA cooperates with the Ministry of Economic Affairs 5G Technology Program Office to organize the 6th TAIPEI 5G SUMMIT. By inviting experts from telecom manufacturer Ericsson, chip manufacturer Qualcomm, Asia Pacific Telecom, and Quanta, to discuss how to integrate 5G with emerging IT technology to create a revolutionary market innovative application and business model after the commercialization of 5G.Based on the theme of “Pervasive Intelligence”, the 2019 COMPUTEX Forum has invited 18 heavyweight speakers from leading firms such as IBM, Intel, Micron, NVIDIA, SAP, Siemens and more to discuss in three topic sessions: “Disruptive Trends Session”, “AI Session”, and “AIoT Session”. The speakers will unveil their insights into future trends, announce industry distribution, new products, and disruptive technology trends.Walter Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO said, “Technology development and market applications are often linked. Technological advancement will drive the rise of various technologies. This year at COMPUTEX, you will see the integration of technologies such as AI and IoT that will derive ever-changing smart applications which have gradually overturned various industries. As 5G becomes commercialized, this smart wave will also spread into other industries and fields, driving the next generation of technological innovation. COMPUTEX, as an indicator of the international ICT industry, will continue to link to the heart of global technology and invite world-class elite partners to build a global technology ecosystem.”COMPUTEX 2019 will open from May 28 to June 1 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 & 2 (TaiNEX 1 & 2), TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, and Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). The five-day exhibition will bring together Taiwanese and international ICT suppliers and startups to showcase integrated technologies and the latest products that will open up new business opportunities and create new heights for the ICT industry.

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2019 Apr 10

2019 Audi Innovation Award is now open for application!

2019 Audi Innovation Award The Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower startups with innovative solutions that impact our daily lives and shape the future of smart mobility. Startups will have the opportunity to enter a competition, presenting their ideas to an international and diverse panel of judges.The selected startups will have a chance to collaborate with Audi, network with industry leaders, venture capitalists, investors, and key opinion leaders.Technology sectors we are taking into account for the next smart mobility roadmapArtificial IntelligenceBig DataAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality5G ApplicationFinTech、E-CommerceAuto hardware、V2XeHealth、FitnessGreenTechTimeline22 April 2019 Application Deadline Application close: 22 April 2019 at 23:59(GMT+8) 15 May 2019 Announcement of finalists Audi Taiwan selects the finalists and sends official invitations to participate at the Audi Innovation Award event. 20-24 May 2019Pre-Pitching TrainingFinalists will get a 2-day pitch training before the demo day to understand pitching techniques by professional coaches. 05 May 2019 Audi Innovation Award Demo The selected startups will showcase their ideas to judges including Audi R&D executives, our corporate partners, VCs, Corporate heads and media. This year, all the finalists will also win a InnoVEX demo booth sponsored by Audi.AwardsFinalists SpecialInnoVEX booth Pre-Pitch trainingAIA feedback workshop Winning teamsNTD$300,000 cash award & Audi Taiwan mentoring sessionsOpportunity of working on Proof of Concept with AUDI AG Free participation of Germany Roadshow sponsored by Taiwan Tech ArenaFree access to Audi China Innovation Lab tour & Audi Innovation SummitFree access to Taiwan Startup Stadium Camp abroadFast track to Meet Taipei Demo ShowAudi Mobility Partner mentoringMeet up with global investors and prospects Opportunity of media exposureFor more details, please visit 2019 Audi Innovation AwardApply now: https://audi.live.itonicsit.de/innovation-award

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2019 Speakers

James C. F. Huang

Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

James C. F. Huang

Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

James C. F. Huang is Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Prior to joining TAITRA, he was Director General of the New Southbound Policy Office at the Office of the President, Director of International Affairs for the Democratic Progressive Party, and Taiwan’s 18th Minister of Foreign Affairs. As a former entrepreneur and diplomat as well as having played instrumental roles in formulating the New Southbound Policy for President Tsai Ing-wen's administration, Chairman Huang is deeply experienced in both the private and public sectors. With a career spanning three decades dedicated to promoting Taiwan's economic development and international relations, he has worked to ensure businesses are supported in their efforts to expand to international markets. In his past roles, Chairman Huang has actively reached out to business communities, NGOs, civil societies, and youth groups, and has pushed for innovative and inclusive initiatives on city-to-city diplomacy. In the private sector, Chairman Huang has held senior consultant and management positions at Taiwan's leading technology companies. During his time in government, Chairman Huang served successive postings at the Foreign Ministry in Taipei, Taiwan’s Representative Office in Washington, D.C., the Mainland Affairs Council, and the President’s Office as Spokesman and Deputy Secretary General to the President.

Asher Yarden

Representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei

Asher Yarden

Representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei

Representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei

John Jorritsma

Mayor of Eindhoven City and Chairman of Brainport Foundation

John Jorritsma

Mayor of Eindhoven City and Chairman of Brainport Foundation

John Jorritsma has a long international career being director of the Brabant Development Agency. He also held a number of advisory posts for innovation hubs and start-up incubators, often linked to economy, he was also a member of several Dutch supervisory boards. As Chairman of Brainport and Mayor of Eindhoven, he is engaged with multi-helix collaboration between company’s, knowledge institutions and governments. By for instance creating HighTech testbeds in the brainport region. He was and is actively committed to contribute to the international sustainable development goals (SDG’s) for instance on education, waste and good health in old age. In his role as chairman of the Netherlands international strategic board, he stimulates trade and innovation collaborations with international strategic counterparts like Taiwan.

Denes Ban

Managing Partner of OurCrowd

Denes Ban

Managing Partner of OurCrowd

Denes Ban is the Managing Partner of Israel’s leading venture capital fund, having raised over $1Billion for more than 170 portfolio companies and 10 funds since its launch in 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.” Denes is a serial entrepreneur turned serial investor. He has personally invested in over 50 companies and founded a number of start-ups in the past decade. His investments were sold to Uber, Snap, Samsung, Intel, Oracle and more. He also funded and sold an HR company and co-founded PocketGuide, one of the world’s leading travel apps. Denes has been lecturing at Harvard, Kellogg, INSEAD and CKGSB and dedicated more than ten years to fostering growth, training and shaping corporate strategy for companies around the globe, improving the profitability of over 100 companies and training thousands of CEOs and entrepreneurs around the world. As a respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropic organizations and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.

Ravi Belani

Co-founder and Managing Director of Alchemist

Ravi Belani

Co-founder and Managing Director of Alchemist

Ravi Belani is co-founder and Managing Director of Alchemist. He also teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford. He led the investment team at Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s and worked as a consultant at McKinsey. BS & MS from Stanford Univ., and MBA form Harvard Business School.

Javier Shocron

Tech Manager (Technologist in residence), Maverick Ventures Israel

Javier Shocron

Tech Manager (Technologist in residence), Maverick Ventures Israel

avier served as an officer in an elite unit in the Intelligence Corps of the IDF in several management positions for over 7 years. His main focus was on Information Technologies. After his military career, he managed a major IT project delivered to the Colombian government. He also worked at Intel, Supercom and for the Israeli Prime Minister’s office. Javier holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben Gurion University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Haifa with a M.A. in European Studies.

Andrés Saborido

Director of Wayra Spain

Andrés Saborido

Director of Wayra Spain

Mr. Andrés Saborido leads Wayra in Spain, with +500 invested startups worldwide. He has developed businesses between tech-startups and big corporations for the last 8 years. Highly experienced in Open Innovation and passionate about startups and entrepreneurship, Mr. Andrés Saborido fostered seed investment ecosystems in Latam and Europe.

Edouard Plus

Managing Director at Le Swave of Paris&Co

Edouard Plus

Managing Director at Le Swave of Paris&Co

Leader of the "le Swave", largest FinTech incubator in France. In charge of coordination of public and private stakeholders, development of sustainable business model, team management and project leadership

Rutger de Graaf

Director Netherlands Point of Entry at Netherlands Entreprise Agency

Rutger de Graaf

Director Netherlands Point of Entry at Netherlands Entreprise Agency

Rutger de Graaf is working closely with the Dutch ecosystem to open the doors for ambitious startup founders, entrepreneurs and foreign investors. He is highly skilled in Economics, Analysis, International Relations, Research, and Market Analysis. Currently, he is Director Netherlands Point of Entry at Netherlands Entreprise Agency where he advises on residence permits for startups (the Startup Visa), foreign investors, ambitious entrepreneurs & knowledge workers. The agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business and aims to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs, strengthens their position and helps them realise their international ambitions with funding, networking, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. Prior to this, he was Senior Economic & Commercial Officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Amit Pradhan

President of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society

Amit Pradhan

President of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society

A seasoned startup founder, investor and speaker, and spend his time creating, evangelizing and investing in the future of responsible AI and decentralization. A 19-year veteran of Silicon Valley, he has built deep-tech startups with multi-million-dollar revenue streams and focus on technology, startups and systems that have a positive impact on the humans they serve. He is the co-founder & President of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, a network of some of the largest Investors, Thinkers, Practitioners and Creators, with Chapters around the globe – with a core mission to ‘Fund the Revolution’ and bring with it a thoughtful and responsible approach to the impact, value and culture in the Decentralized Ecosystem.

Jackey Wang

Venture Partner of 500 Startups

Jackey Wang

Venture Partner of 500 Startups

Jackey is an entrepreneur at heart and is passionate about making positive changes. After graduating from UC Berkeley Engineering, Jackey worked at Atmel and Microsoft in marketing and supply chain management, and founded several startups. She founded companies that tackled tough problems faced by our society – including modernizing hospital care and programming education. She launched Tickle app, the first programming platform for IoT that has inspired and empowered millions of young minds to program the real world. On the VC/accelerator side, Jackey co-founded the largest and the most successful accelerator in Taiwan – AppWorks, showing her aspiration to develop a better startup ecosystem. Her diverse professional and startup experience helps her connect with entrepreneurs, because she understands the challenges founders face and can help them along the way. Besides work, Jackey is into other adventurous experiences, too – from sky diving to rock climbing, snowboarding to triathlon. She has traveled and backpacked to more than 60 countries and hoped to visit every corner of the world.

Andreas Ehn

Co-founder of Approach (Former Spotify CTO)

Andreas Ehn

Co-founder of Approach (Former Spotify CTO)

Andreas is an angel investor and technology advisor with background funding and working for startups in Stockholm and San Francisco. Andreas was the first employee and chief technology officer (CTO) at Spotify, a music streaming service, where he brought together the world-class tech team to architect and built the platform and product. Subsequently, he co-founded Wrapp, a targeted customer acquisition platform for bricks-and-mortar retailers. Currently based in Singapore, he is a venture partner with Antler, a startup generator operating on four continents.

Craig William Harding

Angel Investor of Band of Angels & Life Science Angels(USA)

Craig William Harding

Angel Investor of Band of Angels & Life Science Angels(USA)

Specialties: in-house legal work, corporate, financings, stock option admin, intellectual property,HR, sales and marketing

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO of Piabo

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO of Piabo

Tilo Bonow is Founder and CEO of Berlin-based PIABO, premier business performance amplifier and premium brand public relations agency for the international digital industry. He is a platinum-level influencer, networker and driver of success for entrepreneurs in global arenas. His business value creation services diligently mix market savvy, resources and relationships to optimally position his clients on the international stage. Before founding PIABO, Tilo worked as Global Head of Communications alongside Europe’s quintessential digital entrepreneurs, the Samwer brothers. He established PIABO to provide tech entrepreneurs with the dynamics to bring their ideas to market and subsequently grew PIABO’s core business to support entrepreneurs and businesses to actively recognize potentials, identify and achieve growth targets, and ultimately own the market. Marketing Expert Bonow is both truffle pig and investor: he and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios marked by successful and sustainable entry and exit strategies. Clients include European and international tech heavyweights, like WeWork, Tinder, Evernote, Yelp, Google, Nokia and GitHub. Tilo Bonow is also a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as mentor for Axel Springer Plug & Play, Microsoft Ventures and IMB amongst others. In addition he is a dedicated jury member, panelist and moderator at numerous conferences and events, including DLD, Noah, Mobile World Congress, European Venture Summit, Rise conference, Dublin Tech Summit and Pioneers Festival.

Hazumu Yamazaki

Co-founder and CSO of Empath

Hazumu Yamazaki

Co-founder and CSO of Empath

Hazumu is Co-founder and CSO of Empath Inc., developing Emotion AI Empath, which can identify emotion from the voice in real-time regardless of the language. He won Pitch Your Startup at ICT Spring 2018 (Luxembourg), 1776 Challenge Cup Tokyo 2017 (Japan), and Accenture Innovation Award at GITEX 2017 (UAE).

Daniel Profendiner

CTO and Co-founder of Holoride

Daniel Profendiner

CTO and Co-founder of Holoride

Daniel has in-depth experience with 9 years of working in programming and concept development. He has focused on piloted driving and virtual reality technologies, and has developed algorithms for self-driving cars. Before working with holoride, he worked at Audi Electronics Ventures GmbH as lead engineer of immersive in-car technologies. Daniel is a software engineer and data scientist at heart. He is a passionate, hands-on innovator, and loves building products.

Jerry Chen

Investor of Mucker Capital

Jerry Chen

Investor of Mucker Capital

Jerry invests in early-stage startups. Prior to venture capital in US, he worked in global strategy, marketing and consulting with Fortune 500 companies in Europe and Asia, such as Bayer and McKinsey, then had experience building up his own digital health startup. Having MBA, biotech, and engineering in education, he is happy to contribute his multidisciplinary and multicultural experiences to help companies grow.

Gaspar Lin

GM of Tuple taiwan Technologies

Gaspar Lin

GM of Tuple taiwan Technologies

Always happy to network with people and speak with Fintech projects that make sense and looking to go to the global stage. Please be in touch and love to share more on what we can do. Cheers! 1.Business Development 2. consultant of Industry 3. Relationship maintenance 4. network with Business association

Venue

Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1 No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110

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