2020 Feb 05
Taiwan Assures Health and Safety to Visitors During Global Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
In response to the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or Wuhan Pneumonia), the Taiwan government has taken comprehensive measures to protect the health of the public from the global outbreak.All events and activities held by TAITRA for international visitors are conducted in full and stringent compliance with health and safety regulations and there is no danger posed to exhibitions and meeting venues in Taiwan.From the airport to the hotel to the venue and back, visitors can rest assured that they will be safe to visit Taiwan.In the extremely unlikely event that anyone displays symptoms of the novel coronavirus – or any other disease or illness – visitors can be reassured that Taiwan’s healthcare system and medical sector is continually ranked as one of the top healthcare systems in the world.Visitors can expect the highest standards for medical assistance, including multiple treatment rooms on hand with the most advanced medical equipment available anywhere in the world.Taiwan reacted swiftly to news of the novel coronavirus outbreak and the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) immediately activated the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) in order to integrate resources across the government and networks of public health experts.Measures being taken to effectively control any spread of the novel coronavirus within Taiwan include the following:Operating active surveillance and screening systems for disease control, such as Infrared Thermal Image Scanning (ITIS), at all major airports and ports to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors to Taiwan..Visitors who experience symptoms such as fever or cough upon arriving in Taiwan must notify an officer at the quarantine station in the airport or port.If the aforementioned symptoms develop within 14 days after arriving in Taiwan, sufferers must immediately wear a surgical mask and call the Epidemic Prevention Line 1922 to seek immediate medical attention. Failing to report truthfully will be fined in accordance with Article 69 of the Law on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Disease.Within 24 hours, Taiwan’s medical institutions must report and isolate patients with a fever above 38 degrees, patients with respiratory symptoms like coughs and signs of pneumonia, and patients who have been to Wuhan, China in the preceding 14 days before the onset of illness. Failing to comply with the regulation will result in maximum penalty of 2 million TWD.Infection control drills are being conducted locally in Taiwan at healthcare facilities to minimize the impact of the outbreak, and guidance for public transportation, public gatherings and educational institutions on prevention measures have been issued to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.Severe restrictions have been placed on visitors to Taiwan from China, the source of the novel coronavirus, including prohibiting, postponing and suspending tourist, student and business travel applications. More detailed information can be found via : https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/AbXx37glDFCRtGihlDGOmA?typeid=158For more general information, please visit the Taiwan CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov.tw, or call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).The WHO has warned that the novel coronavirus is spreading throughout China and across the world. However, as of January 31,2020, Taiwan has only 9 confirmed cases of the virus with 0 deaths, and those with the illness are in a stable and non-life threatening condition.The most up-to-date report can be found on the WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019In 2019, CEOWORLD magazine Health Care Index ranked Taiwan as having “the best healthcare system in the world”:https://ceoworld.biz/2019/08/05/revealed-countries-with-the-best-health-care-systems-2019/
2019 Sep 26
Taiwan startups who successfully enter the German market will share their insights at InnoVEX Pier 5
InnoVEX Pier 5 X Germany will take place on September 30 at WeworkTo celebrate InnoVEX’s 5th edition, TAITRA is organizing a series of InnoVEX Pier 5 events, starting from September 2019. TAITRA will invite the ecosystem partners to explore 5 top global markets in the world, including Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea and Eastern Europe. InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany Edition will be held on September 30 at WeWork 97 Songren Lu. Speakers from Audi, German Trade Office Taipei, H. Spectrum & Merck Innovation Lab, Noodoe, TAITRA and SecuX Tech will access to insightful discussions on cross-national collaborations between Taiwan and Germany.Taiwan startups who successfully enter the German market will share their insightsThe rise of EV, Autonomous Car and IoV drives the urge of rebuilding the infrastructures in the future cities. Noodoe, a Taiwanese startup who contributes in the IoV, partners up with Audi Taiwan. Noodoe developed its cloud operating system that orchestrates the operation of smart EV charging stations. Including Audi’s e-tron, Noodoe hopes the parking lots would attract EV owners and benefit the site owners who manage the stations. Audi and Noodoe will join the panel session at InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany edition to unveil the tips on how Taiwan’s startups collaborate with giant German corporates. Besides, SecuX Tech, the startup alumni of COMPUTEX, will also share their insights and observations with the Show Manager of COMPUTEX on IFA 2019. SecuX Tech is a Blockchain Security Company devoted to developing solutions to secure digital assets in blockchain through the SecuX Crypto Hardware Wallet, which enables retailers, brand owners, VARs and system integrators to build a tailor-made crypto payment ecosystem to boost sales.Exhibitor registration for InnoVEX 2020 is now openInnoVEX at COMPUTEX has become one of the most important global startup platforms. This year, the show hosted a record number of 467 startups. Nearly 30% of the exhibitors were in the AI and IoT product categories, and more than 70% were either ready to go into the markets or in the growth and stable stages. These InnoVEX startups were able to successfully reached more than 40,000 COMPUTEX buyers from 171 countries during the exhibition this year. Registration is now open for startups wishing to exhibit in InnoVEX at COMPUTEX 2020 that takes place from June 3 to 5 at TWTC Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan at https://events.taiwantrade.com/InnoVEX20en/Enrollment/Login
2019 Sep 16
Exhibitor Registration Opens for InnoVEX 2020
Exhibitor Registration for InnoVEX 2020 starts nowRegistration is now open for startups wishing to exhibit in InnoVEX at COMPUTEX 2020 that takes place from June 3 to 5 at TWTC Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan.InnoVEX has become one of the most important global startup platforms since 2016. InnoVEX 2019 hosted a record number of 467 startups from 25 countries, and 12 National Pavilions were set up. Audi, Business France, Business Sweden, Cyberport, JAFCO, NTIO, KPMG, PAIH, PwC and Qualcomm were the key exhibitors among others.TAITRA, the organizer of InnoVEX and COMPUTEX, anticipates to invite more than 500 startup exhibitors in 2020 and looks forward to boosting the innovation ecosystem with more big companies which are dedicated to inventive ideas and disruptive startups.Large companies are booming the startup sceneAudi, an exhibitor of InnoVEX 2019, has hosted the Audi Innovation Award (AIA) for two consecutive years. With the purpose of seeking innovative solutions that impact and shape the future of smart mobility, the AIA provided the selected startups with cash prices, opportunity exhibiting in InnoVEX, and chances to collaborate with Audi AG in Germany to put their solutions into practices. The winner of Audi HQ Prize was HorusEye Tech, a Taiwan-based startup which develops the smart glasses through the holographic optical systems in multi-angles. HorusEye's holographic heads up displays on the windshields allow drivers to maintain the amount of time looking at the road, thus reducing the chance of accident caused by distraction.Merck, another giant company from Germany, announced to collaborate with YongLin Health Foundation to establish an incubator program — the H. Spectrum & Merck Innovation Lab this June. Four teams were selected for this year’s program include Helios Bioelectronics Inc., the developer of the field-effect transistors, Instant NanoBiosensors Co., Ltd, the specialist of the biosensor platform development, Molsentech, the dedicator to facilitate the non-invasive and real-time detection of minimum pathogens for patients, and VSense, the disruptor of optical-based biosensors. Two out of the four teams will have the opportunity to participate in the accelerator training program at Merck HQ in Dusseldorf, Germany. Audi and H. Spectrum & Merck Innovation Lab will partner up with InnoVEX for the first time in the Germany Edition of InnoVEX Pier 5 event on September 30. Program organizers and participants will share their experiences and reveal the feedbacks of their programs.InnoVEX Pier 5 X Germany will take place on Sep 30 at WeworkTo celebrate InnoVEX’s 5th edition, TAITRA is organizing a series of the InnoVEX Pier 5 events, starting from September 2019. TAITRA will invite the ecosystem partners to explore 5 top global markets in the world, including Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea and Eastern Europe. InnoVEX Pier 5 kicks off its first event on September 30 aiming at Germany markets. TAITRA will host the InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany Edition at the upcoming WeWork 97 Songren Lu. The top German corporations, including Audi and Merck Innovation Lab, will have access to insightful discussions on cross national collaborations. The German Trade Office Taipei and TAITRA will also join the event to share the experiences as trade promoters in bilateral markets. Further, the alumni of InnoVEX who’ve participated in IFA NEXT 2019 will give their observations on IFA 2019. Register now to exhibit in InnoVEX at COMPUTEX 2020 : https://events.taiwantrade.com/InnoVEX20en/Enrollment/LoginRegister now for InnoVEX Pier 5 X Germany Edition on September 30: shorturl.at/nxJM3
2019 Sep 10
Targeting the German Markets? Join us at InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany Edition!
Welcome on board at InnoVEX Pier 5To celebrate InnoVEX’s 5th edition, TAITRA is organizing the InnoVEX Pier 5 events, starting from September 2019. TAITRA will invite the ecosystem partners to explore 5 top global markets in the world: Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea and Eastern Europe. InnoVEX Pier 5 kicks off its first event on September 30 aiming at German markets. TAITRA will partner up with WeWork, the second largest unicorn in the U.S., to host the InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany Edition at the upcoming WeWork 97 Songren Lu. The top German corporates including Audi and Merck Innovation Lab will have access to insightful discussions on cross national collaborations. The German Trade Office Taipei and TAITRA will also join the event to share the experiences as trade promoters in bilateral markets. Further, the alumni of InnoVEX who’ve participated in IFA NEXT 2019 will give their observations in this year’s IFA Berlin. German Pavilion highlighted InnoVEX 2019The debut of Germany’s first ever pavilion concluded with enormous success in this year’s InnoVEX. After participating in InnoVEX 2019, AMendate, the 3D printing startup which automates the previously manually-intensive process to quickly create optimal geometries by using the retransition software, announced the company was acquired by Hexagon AB, a Sweden-based global technology company. Unchained Robotics, another startup which is devoted to efficient small-batch automation, witnessed the tremendous opportunities in industry 4.0 during the co-founder’s internship in China. Mladen Milicevic, the co-founder of the company, expressed his excitement of the result Unchained Robotics has achieved in InnoVEX 2019. "Our suitcases are full of new contacts and business approaches from Asia. Many companies are also looking for innovative solutions to the challenges in their day-to-day business, especially with us start-ups." says Mladen Milicevic.Registration of InnoVEX 2020 will open soon InnoVEX has become one of the most important globalstartup platforms since 2016. InnoVEX 2019 hosted a record number of 467startups from 25 countries, and 12 National Pavilions were set up including thefirst timer German Pavilion. InnoVEX’s 5th edition will return in COMPUTEX fromJune 3 to 5, 2020 at TWTC Hall 1. Through the warm up event of InnoVEXPier 5, TAITRA, the organizer of COMPUTEX and InnoVEX, continues to accompanystartups in Taiwan to get on the adventurous rides to explore global markets! Register now for InnoVEX Pier 5 Germany Edition at: shorturl.at/nxJM3 1.【Germany】 9/30 14:00 - 16:00 @WeWork 2.【Israel】 11/7 14:00 - 16:00 @Garage+3.【Japan】 11/29 14:00 - 16:00 (TBD)4.【Korea】 12/23 14:00 - 16:00 (TBD)5.【Eastern EU】 1/17 14:00 - 16:00 (TBD)
2019 Aug 01
Taiwan joins Asia digital banking push with three new online licenses
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission said the digital banking licenses were granted to LINE Financial Taiwan, led by Japanese app operator LINE Group and including Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank and Standard Chartered, and to Next Commercial Bank, led by Taiwan telecom operator Chunghwa Telecom.Another license was granted to Rakuten International Commercial Bank, which was operated by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc and Taiwan’s IBF Financial Holdings.Across the strait in Hong Kong, the financial hub gave out eight new online-only banking licenses earlier this year to groups including affiliates of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and a consortium led by Standard Chartered.Singapore’s central bank said in June it would issue up to five digital bank licenses, and Reuters reported previously, quoting sources, that ride-hailing company Grab was considering applying.Regulators in Thailand and Malaysia are also considering digital banking licenses, and Korea’s FSC, last week, allowed internet company Kakao Corp to increase its stake in Kakao bank, one of two online-only banks in the country.Incumbent banks need to respond quickly to the new competition, say analysts. Consultancy McKinsey estimates that if digital banks gain significant market share and scale quickly, Asian banks’ average return on equity, a measure of profitability, could drop to as low as 6.4% by 2023, from 10.1% last year.Original Resource: REUTERShttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-banks-digital/taiwan-joins-asia-digital-banking-push-with-three-new-online-licenses-idUSKCN1UP0UO
2019 Jul 26
SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund
SoftBank Group announced today that it will launch its second Vision Fund with participation from Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and other tech companies and investors. Called the Vision Fund 2, the fund will focus on AI-based technology. SoftBank said the fund’s capital has reached about $108 billion, based on memoranda of understandings. SoftBank Group’s own investment in the fund will be $38 billion.The second Vision Fund could help SoftBank extend its position as the most influential investor globally. Through its first $97 billion Vision Fund, the giant invested in dozens of high-profile growing companies, including ride hailing giants Didi Chuxing and Grab, and India-based grocery delivery startup Grofers, payments-firm Paytm, and budget lodging startup Oyo.The maiden Vision Fund, which was announced in October 2016 and began investing in early 2017, has earned 62% returns to date, SoftBank said last month. SoftBank, known for consistently cutting checks of $100 million and of larger sizes, has invested in 24 of 377 unicorns globally (companies with valuation of $1 billion or more), according to research firm CB Insights.Original resource: TechCrunchhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/07/25/softbank-announces-ai-focused-second-108-billion-vision-fund-with-lps-including-microsoft-apple-and-foxconn/
2019 Jun 01
COMPUTEX 2019 Ended Successfully with the Largest Number of Visitors in History The Heat of Gaming Is Extended to the Battle of High-Performance Computing
Taipei, COMPUTEX 2019 closed today (June 1) with a huge success. In the last five days, 42,495 international buyers from 171 countries flooded into the show, a 0.5% growth from the previous year. The top 10 buyer countries are, namely, China, the US, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, and India. Once again, COMPUTEX established the role of a leaning ICT tradeshow that connects businesses along industry supply chains and opens up infinite possibilities in the tech ecosystem. In addition, InnoVEX 2019 attracted 18,251 visitors in 3 days, a 3% from the previous year, showing significant startup dynamics. During the show, 76 heavyweight buyers from around the world participated in 470 sessions of one-on-one procurement meetings. Furthermore, InnoVEX invited 45 international venture capital firms, including Samsung NEXT, LINE, Delta, China Trust, and Israel's largest fundraising platform, OurCrowd, to match with 69 startups.Myriads of Gaming Devices Launched; New-Generation High-Performance Products GlowedWith the advancements and introduction of new AAA games based on generous production budgets and marketing cost, PC manufacturers are taking up challenges to break technological boundaries. The development of high-performance multitasking processors, graphics cards, memory, and high-end peripherals is indicating that these brands are catering to professional eSports players and enthusiastic gamers, meeting their demands and expectations for immersive gaming experiences.MSI’s flagship GT76 Titan gaming laptop showcased at COMPUTEX was armed with an Intel® Core™ i9 processor that can be overclocked to 5.0GHz across all 8 cores, while its extreme cooling capability handles the most extreme heat, granting the new GT Titan its overclocked desktop performance. ADATA showcased its XPG ORB that presents all XPG products and offers immersive experiences. ASRock introduced its Phantom Gaming motherboards while its premium Z390 Phantom Gaming X received the most attention at COMPUTEX for being the first motherboard in the world to support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), providing improved thermal result and superior performance.Inspiring eSports Games Held for Charity on the International StageAs the first charity eSports event held at COMPUTEX, ZOTAC CUP Fight for Charity LOL Tournament ended today. A total Grand Finals prize pool of US$100,000 will go towards charities including Esports Foundation in the US, Gaming Aid in Germany and Make-A-Wish Foundation. ZOTAC successfully made positive impacts and give back for a good cause.G.Skill OC World Record Stage 2019 and OC World Cup 2019—organized by G.Skill and sponsored by Samsung and Intel—ended with championship taken by Alex@ro from Romania. The 8th G.Skill OC World Record Overclocking Competition invited 15 overclockers to represent the major e-sports vendors to demonstrate the powerful hardware performance on the spot. And in addition to the overclocking contest, G.Skill Extreme Mod Stage 2019, on the other hand, invited 10 teams of talented system mod builders to bring their creativity into full play at COMPUTEX and presented 11 of the world’s most creative and special system mods.Promising Startups From Around the World Gathered at InnoVEX, Pitch Competition Awards DeliveredAs a global indicator, InnoVEX is a platform that encourages startups to show their unlimited creativity and offers publicity opportunities. Every year at InnoVEX, a pitch competition is held. This year, the total award reached US$420,000. The grand prize worthy of US$30,000 was taken by MedFluid. Omni Eyes, Mind & Idea Fly, Onesoftdigm, MedFluid, and PurCity left with Startup Terrace Awards and US$ 60,000. MTAMTech was awarded US$10,000 by Taiwania Capital and Ganzin technology received US$10,000 award by Qualcomm.For the first time, a CEO Keynote was held with COMPUTEX pre-show International Press Conference with AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su as the keynote speaker. Dr. Lisa Su addressed how the next-generation of computing will drive innovation. She also invited Microsoft, ASUS, Acer and close to 20 industry partners to present the computing industry ecosystem. Leonor Lin, TAITRA Executive Vice President said, “This year, we have seen various innovative applications driven by the advancements of AI, IoT, and 5G. The technologies to process a massive amount of data and high-performance computing will be one of the most important driving forces to sustain the growth of the tech industry in the future. COMPUTEX 2019 has fulfilled its promise to build global tech ecosystems. As the scope of exhibitions and the number of participants set new records, we expect COMPUTEX to keep leading technology businesses forward to build global technology ecosystems that bring prosperity to all.”
2019 May 31
COMPUTEX Shows Innovative Smart Applications Across the World InnoVEX Launched In A New Site With Eye-Catching AI and XR
InnoVEX 2019 kicked off today at TWTC Hall 1 with a strong momentum. Startups from 25 countries showcased their world-leading innovative technologies and applications. At the opening ceremony, Premier Su Tseng-chang, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee, and John Jorritsma, Mayor of Eindhoven, the Silicon Valley of the Netherlands opened the event with their presence and started the three-day startup activity.During Premier Su’s opening remark, he said,”InnoVEX demonstrates a variety of innovative technologies, including smart healthcare, green technology and AR, VR applications, and a complete tandem of Taiwan's upstream and downstream manufacturers to build a startup ecosystem.” Premier Su also thanked the Netherlands and France for their four consecutive years of participation. He was glad to see COMPUTEX and InnoVEX have turned into global platforms as a result of the joint efforts by the Taiwan government and the private sector. After the opening ceremony, Premier Su Tseng-chang, TAITRA Chairman James Huang, TCA Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien and distinguished guests from home and abroad visited SMEA, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan Tech Arena, Dutch Pavilion, France Pavilion and more.Synergy of Startup Momentum Across the World: The Netherlands Pavilion Presents The Largest Exhibit and France Shows Its Strong CompetenceEvery year, InnoVEX is a meetup for startups from around the world. This year, InnoVEX is relocated to TWTC Hall 1 for the first time to scale up with a record number of 467 global startups. In the 11 Country Pavilions at InnoVEX, Hong Kong, Brazil, Hungary, and Portland are first-timers. The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office led 12 startups to present their products and services in the Dutch Pavilion, making it the biggest Pavilion at InnoVEX 2019. At the Dutch Pavilion are all sorts of innovated business models and creative user experiences. The startups include Royal Blue & Orange Trading, a food and beverage platform integrating blockchain technology and Incooling, a chipset cooling system supplier.For four consecutive years,energysquare has participated in the France Pavilion, showing impressive wireless charger that can charge multiple devices with its unique conduction technology. French AI startup Quantmetry presents its outstanding data-processing technology and AI applications which can be used to determine if there is complication for breast cancer patients by assessing the swollenness of the arm.AI Is the Global Trend. Taiwan Startups Wowed EveryoneAs each individual startup is drawing attention, a trend can be observed—the application of AI across industries, which marks as the focus of innovative technologies around the world. OmniEyes, led by the Ministry of Science and Technology, uses AI technology to collect real-time streetscapes and convert them into location-based data for real-time street view search, real-world navigation, fleet management, smart logistics, dynamic maps and autonomous vehicle maps and so on.Founded in Tainan, Fun Lead Change Inc. features circular economy and launched its ECOCO Hub Console, a kiosk that can quickly identify recyclable materials including PET bottles, aluminum cans, and PP plastic cups and give users reward points. It encourages the general public to protect the environment. LEAPSY led by XR EXPRESS TAIWAN showcases the first and only AR eyeglasses that are embedded with natural gesture tracking technologies. The glasses integrate the latest thermal imaging, speech recognition and face recognition technologies. The advancements have received rapt attention from international venture capitalists.InnoVEX Gives New Possibilities to Small Countries; High Rewards Attract Global Startups to Pitch Their Ideas“InnoVEX is the largest platform connecting startups and investors in Asia. In the future, InnoVEX will scale up to turn Taiwan into a critical startup hub in the Asia-Pacific region,” announced TAITRA Chairman James Huang. The three-day InnoVEX is more than an exhibition for startups as it also hosts forums, startup competitions, startup tour and matchmaking events.The InnoVEX forum focuses on how startup hubs can give small countries new possibilities. OurCrowd, the largest VC firm in Israel, Wayra, the VC branch of the largest telecommunication service provider Telefónica, and 500 Startups, a renowned accelerator from Silicon Valley, are invited to share their experiences. The forum offers an excellent opportunity for participants to learn how to formulate new strategic models.The pitch contest offers US$420,000 for winners. An elite panel of judges is set up from selected VC firms. TAITRA will organize a startup tour to visit Garage+, China Development Financial Holding Corporation, TSMC Museum of Innovation and other signature businesses, VC firms and accelerators in Taiwan, to facilitate closer connections. InnoVEX 2019 builds a synergy of startup momentum across the world and a complete startup chain. Come to TWTC Hall 1 from May 29 to 31 to see and experience innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies from around the world.
2019 May 28
COMPUTEX 2019 Lifts Curtain Today Presenting Visions and Dynamic in the Global Tech Ecosystem
COMPUTEX 2019 kicked off today at TWTC Nanking Exhibition Hall 1. The opening ceremony was graced with the presence of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Minister of Economics Affairs Shen Jong-chin, Taipei City Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-ji, Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Yang Jen-ni, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Ho, Chin-Tsang, Deputy Director General of Industrial Development Bureau Yang Chih-Ching, Head of the Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, Chiu Chiu-Hui, AIT Chairman James Moriarty, Mayor of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, John Jorritsma, TAITRA Chairman James Huang, TCA Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien, and the Chairman of Taiwan Smart Textile Association Ray Lin.President Tsai Ing-wen said, "COMPUTEX is one of the most symbolic events in the global ICT industry. It has continued to lead in the technology transformation process for 39 years. The exhibition is like moving from science fiction to the real world and innovative applications that constantly challenge the limits of technology is also fully presented in the InnoVEX exhibit for startups realizing the infinite possibilities of technology. Taiwan's leading edge in technology, intellectual property rights and quality talent are integrated through comprehensive international tradeshow like COMPUTEX and media platform to reveal the high momentum of the technology ecosystem."“Digital waves have swept every economy in the world, driving digital transformation across industries and the improvement of competitiveness,” said TAITRA Chairman James Huang. “As the organizer of the world’s leading ICT event, TAITRA expects COMPUTEX to serve as a platform of digital portals that facilitate transformation and upgrades. By inviting experts from the different industries including finance, agriculture, and manufacturing to join the event, experience cutting-edge technologies, witness the smart future brought by technologies and search for digital transformation solutions in the five days, we aspire to see all digital dreams realized at COMPUTEX.”This year, COMPUTEX d&i awards received 222 applications, and the three Gold Awards and three Specialty Awards were presented by President of Taiwan Tsai-Ing-wen. Gold award honorees are Predator Thronos, Acer’s all-in-one gaming chair; AMD RadeonTM VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU; ZenFone 6, ASUS innovative smartphone with a flip camera.Specialty Awards go to Acer, Augmented Intelligence, and BioPro Scientific. Acer Smart Parking Meter System integrates automated vehicle monitoring, license plate recognition, cloud management, and various payment processes. Augmented Intelligence takes medical education and doctor-patient relationship to a new level with its BodyMap. BioPro Scientific invented NewLive, an autopilot, brain recording/stimulation IoT device ideal for collecting disease-related big data automatically. President Tsai was impressed with and supportive of the combination of technology and innovation.Taiwan Minister of Economics Affairs Shen Jong-chin was given a tour after the opening ceremony and interacted directly with major brands at home and aboard including Microsoft, MSI, BenQ, MiTAC, ASUS, Thermaltake, Delta Electronics, and Garage+ an incubator funded by Epoch Foundation. BenQ led ten partners in its alliance to present its innovative and diversified AIoT smart solution. Delta Electronics Showcased its efficiency management capabilities with IoT-enabled intelligent energy solutions based on smart architecture and micro-grid infrastructure. ASUS introduced its ROG Phone, the best smartphone for gaming with epic performance, and redesigned experiences.COMPUTEX 2019 focuses on five themes, namely AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovation & Startups, as well as Gaming & XR. A total of 1,685 exhibitors—a 10% growth from last year—gather in Taiwan to introduce their products and services in TWTC Hall 1, TICC, TWTC Nankang Exhibition Hall 1&2. It is noteworthy that the Nankang Exhibition Hall 2 is a brand-new venue recently inaugurated. COMPUTEX 2019 plans to map out the complete landscape of global technology development.The exhibitions are not the only reason to visit. COMPUTEX 2019 boasts several parallel events. The well-received COMPUTEX forum is held on the first two days with the theme of “Pervasive Intelligence.” On the third day is InnoVEX forum that shares with participants insights into global startup trends and Taiwan’s future. On the same day, Taipei 5G Summit offers a gold mine of business opportunities. For the first time, an esports charity event—ZOTAC CUP Fight for Charity LoL Tournament— is held at COMPUTEX. The final of G.SKILL OC World Cup is scheduled in the COMPUTEX week, and we will soon find out who the world champion is!COMPUTEX 2019 takes place from May 28 to June 1 whereas InnoVEX is from May 29 to 31. This is the event to update yourself with the latest information and build connections. Don’t miss it!
2019 May 21
Congratulations 2019 InnoVEX Pitch Contest Semi-Finalists!
2019 InnoVEX Pitch ContestThis year we have 143 teams from 19 countries applied for the pitch contest!Here are the lists of teams that are chosen to go into semi-final round.Teams:1.Adok2.AP Plasma3.BayPay Pte Ltd4.Bovia5.Charco6.Chelpis Co,. Ltd.7.Crowdinsight Inc.8.Empath9.Fin2B10.Ganzin Technology11.GenerationsE Software Solutions, Inc.12.Genius Holdings Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch13.GranDen Corp.14.Jowin Biopharma15.kikaGO Limited16.lululab Inc.17.Magicast Technology Co., Ltd.18.Mapwize by Contexeo19.MedFluid20.Mind & Idea Fly Co., Ltd.21.MTAMTech Corporation22.OmniEyes23.Onesoftdigm (OSD)24.PurCity25.Simplify Networks S/B26.SWR TECHNOLOGY INC.27.Targetrust Biotech. Ltd. 28.Thermovision Biotek Inc. (aka TVBIO)29.Trabble30.Vernace Tech.31.YajanTechPitching schedule will be announced soon. Stay Tuned!
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.
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.
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
2019 Apr 02
AMD President and CEO Lisa Su to Deliver COMPUTEX 2019 CEO Keynote on New High-Performance Computing Technologies
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced today that the 2019 COMPUTEX International Press Conference will be held with a Keynote by AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. The 2019 COMPUTEX International Press Conference & CEO Keynote is scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 10:00 AM in Room 201 of the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) in Taipei, Taiwan with the keynote topic “The Next Generation of High-Performance Computing”."COMPUTEX, as one of the global leading technology tradeshows, has continued to advance with the times for more than 30 years. This year, for the first time, a keynote speech will be held at the pre-show international press conference,” said Mr. Walter Yeh, President & CEO, TAITRA, “Dr. Lisa Su received a special invitation to share insights about the next generation of high-performance computing. We look forward to her participation attracting more companies to participate in COMPUTEX, bringing the latest industry insights, and jointly sharing the infinite possibilities of the technology ecosystem on this global stage."As the first CEO keynote speaker at the COMPUTEX Press Conference, Dr. Lisa Su said, “As one of the most important global events for our industry, I look forward to COMPUTEX each year. I am honored to deliver the opening keynote this year and provide new details about the next generation of high-performance AMD platforms and products. With our partners, we will tell the story of how leading-edge technologies and an open ecosystem are driving an inflection point in computing and industry innovation and positively impacting several important markets.”Under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Su, AMD continues to grow and excel in the field of high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies. The latest AMD products released include the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU–AMD Radeon™ VII and first 7nm datacenter GPU, AMD Radeon Instinct MI60. Upcoming products include 7nm AMD EPYC™ datacenter processors, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors and graphics cards based on the next-generation “Navi” architecture – all of which are designed to create exceptional experiences for gamers and creators as well as help solve many of the toughest challenges in our lives. During the CEO Keynote, Dr. Lisa Su and other high-profile guests will highlight new details of upcoming products and showcase how the industry is building a new high-performance computing ecosystem that will push technology to the next level.COMPUTEX 2019 continues its position of Building Global Technology Ecosystems from May 28 – June 1, 2019 hosting 1,685 exhibitors across 5,508 exhibition booths, focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovations & Startups, and Gaming & XR. The 2019 show aims to inspire more innovative technologies and market opportunities to create a new ICT ecosystem.
2018 Nov 12
Taiwanese Takeaways: What We Learned On Innovation Island
(Original Source from Richard Fuchs of Pioneers.io at https://pioneers.io/blog/post/taiwanese-takeaways-...)While Taiwan is known for its economic achievements and companies such as Foxconn and TSMC, its startup scene tends to get far fewer column inches. That’s starting to change. Some aspects are incredibly strong, while others still have some way to go - but nobody is standing still in Taipei. Here are a few of the trends we noticed after meeting with some of the key players in Taiwanese innovation ecosystem.Want tech talent? Taiwan’s got it!A shortage of bright developers, coders and engineers is a recurring theme in the western world - not even Silicon Valley can ignore it right now. But Taiwanese startups don’t need to go hunting for such talent: there’s plenty at home.A young population, early education programs with a tech focus and some renowned universities have made it a happy hunting ground for any company needing techies. Microsoft, Google and Amazon are planning (or have already established) R&D facilities and data centers in Taiwan, making it a real hub for our generation’s key technologies. That’s making it a little harder for startups now, but that’s only relative: the last ten years were a recruitment paradise for them.Another talent advantage worth mentioning is that Taiwan isn’t just about coders: creating, manufacturing and assembling products is deeply rooted in the culture. If there’s a shortage of anything, in fact, it’s good marketing and sales people.There’s a defined innovation focusUnlike a lot of countries in the region, Taiwan has a clear picture of the innovation profile it wants to have. They’ve targeted prime technologies like Blockchain, 5G and Artificial Intelligence, and have an industry focus on IoT, FinTech, food production and life sciences. The country appears to have moved away from internet startups and e-commerce solutions, rather aiming at deep tech.Aside from this clear distinction to other markets in the area, there’s a competitive edge in terms of labour costs too. From a financial perspective, Taiwan is cheaper than prime startup locations in the USA and Europe, but still with a quality work ethic and considerable tech knowledge.It’s easy to get going in TaiwanTaiwanese people are super helpful, and happy to lend a hand to founders from abroad. The startup scene offers a lot of possibilities. AppWorks, an accelerator/investor that’s been in the game since 2009, is currently hosting its 17th intake of startups, with a focus on AI and Blockchain. FutureWard, essentially a company builder with a strong commitment to fostering a community and owning co-working spaces, is another great landing spot for people landing in Taipei with great ideas. And Anchor Taiwan offers a 30-day starter program for businesses setting up in the country.The government’s getting involvedTaiwan’s government kept out of the startup scene for a long time, but finally it’s pushing entrepreneurship in a big way. Bodies such as the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economic Affairs are providing funding, both directly and through initiatives such as the Asian Silicon Valley and Taiwan Startup Stadium. These look to attract foreign founders at events overseas, and recently the latter has started to bundle investors resources too: the concept is best described as a kind of incubator without specific batches of startups. Another government program worth mentioning is the Taiwan Rapid Prototyping League for Entrepreneurs, which helps to rapidly turn creative ideas into actual products.Behind all of this is the National Development Council, which serves as the strategic lead behind many of these activities.Then there’s a landmark new space, the Taiwan Tech Arena. It’s in the heart of the city and run by the government. Actually located inside a sports stadium, it offers startups several floors to engage and work on their ideas. And another sporty startup space is the even bigger Startup Terrace, currently in development in the former athletes’ village from the 2017 Taipei Universiade.Startup-corporate collaboration is still in its infancyWhile it’s true that big Taiwanese companies have been supporting startups and looked to work with them on breakthrough technologies, few have succeeded so far. A lot of corporates have burned money with minimal outcomes. They’re now turning their attention to innovation units that build their own innovation culture whilst still involving startups. Tech company Lite-On is one example - their Group CTO Bruce Bateman told us he’s seeing promising signs already when we met with him.Big corporates like these are typically market leaders in their fields with have access to advanced manufacturing possibilities. Combining their might with startup vision as already making Taiwan something of a crystal ball for tech inventions.There’s already a Civic Tech culture‘Tech for good’ is an overused term nowadays, but you do get the sense that it means something in Taiwan. Our meetings with Wu Min Hsuan (Deputy Director of the Open Culture Foundation) and Shu Yang Lin (Co-Founder, Public Digital Innovation Space) gave us a sense of that.Since community tech leader Audrey Tang was elected as Digital Minister two years ago, Civic Tech has made its way into government. There are weekly hackathons where issues can be fixed and discussed, and in vTaiwan the country has a platform that’s prototyping an open consultation process, with more than 50,000 regularly active users swelling to 100K for hotly-debated topics.A unique geographical positionTaiwan is surrounded by innovation leaders such as South Korea, Japan, mainland China, Hong Kong and Thailand. Flights as far afield as Singapore are reasonably-priced and last no more than four hours. No other country can tell this story. Startups are increasingly interested in this part of the world as a market, talent pool and a broader innovation community that might one day leave America clutching at its shirt-tails.ConclusionAs FutureWard’s Daniel Lin so elegantly puts it, “Taiwan has all the ingredients.” Even a surprisingly high unemployment rate among people under 30 could count as one of those, since it means plenty have incentive to get into the startup scene.What’s still missing is an acceptance of risk, which is an old problem in the region. Finding that entrepreneurial mindset could help Taiwan position itself as one of the world’s prime startup destinations. In the next few months and years it will be very interesting to see how that plays out.
2018 Jun 10
COMPUTEX 2018 Ends with Great Success
COMPUTEX 2018 concluded in great success today, as the five-day event attracted 42,284 international visitors from 168 countries, up almost 1% from last year. According to TAITRA, the top 10 countries or regions with the highest turnout, in order, are: the USA, Japan, China, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, India, Philippines. COMPUTEX 2018 featured six themes, including “AI”, “5G”, “Blockchain”, “IoT”, “Innovations & Startups”, and “Gaming & VR”. Through a series of exhibitions, forums and procurement meetings, the event connected industry value chains by providing technology companies and startups the best platform for promotion and interaction. Moreover, InnoVEX attracted 17,687 visitors in a short 3-day period, an increase of over 18% from last year.As AI technology matures and IoT applications proliferate, two technologies converge and become the rapidly emerging AIoT, and COMPUTEX 2018 responded to this trend. In addition to servers designed for AI computing and big data storage, Gigabyte leveraged software resources of its partners and rolled out a hybrid cloud for AI and data analytics, carrying out the company’s AIoT roadmap into practice. Compal introduced an all-round solution that combines professional advanced design and cloud computing. The company also demonstrated various product lines for smart homes and smart healthcare, offering users a brand new sensory experience that is more personalized. VIVOTEK’s next-generation smart camera with image analysis capabilities and built-in deep learning algorithms can generate added value for the retail sectors, as it can accurately calculate the number of people and the length of time they stay in a shop.At the COMPUTEX Forum, leading companies shared the latest trends and insights on AIoT as technology propels the global technology industry into a smarter future. Deepu Talla, Vice President and General Manager of Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA, said as AI is adopted in more scenarios, GPU is not just about speeding up supercomputers, but it can also be used in the development of AI to make big changes in the technology industry. In particular, NVIDIA sees great potential for GPU in the manufacturing market. Allan Yang, Chief Technology Officer at Advantech, said since the manufacturing sectors account for an average 30% of GDP in most countries, introducing IoT or AI into smart factories or other smart manufacturing scenarios will increase the world’s overall output value.Exciting visions of smart living were everywhere at InnoVEX this year, as one third of the event’s 388 startup exhibitors from 21 countries demonstrated AI-related technologies or applications. And in response to the rise of “girl power”, the InnoVEX Forum added the theme of “women entrepreneurship” for the first time this year. Adriana Gascoigne, Founder & CEO of Girls in Tech— the world’s first non-profit organization that focuses on millennial women’s roles in technology and as business founders— spoke at the forum and shared her decade-long experience in the technology industry. She said gender diversity at workplace can help teams or companies create better products and services. As only 25% of the workers in the U.S. technology industry are women, she hoped to introduce different resources to support women entrepreneurs in the technology industry, and at the same time increase diversity and possibilities for the industry.To incubate unicorn companies of world-class caliber and the industry’s next new stars, COMPUTEX 2018 teamed up with private companies and the government to raise a prize pool of US$350,000 for the InnoVEX Pitch Contest. This year’s grand prize was awarded to Bioinspira. “Since 1981, COMPUTEX has been an important platform of business matchmaking, brand awareness building and product marketing for companies in Taiwan and abroad. A top-choice for companies to launch epoch-making products, the event continues to lead industry trends as it seeks to build a broader global technology ecosystem. This year, 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries showcase a total of 5,015 booths. When the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 is open next year, the scale of this event will be able to increase to accommodate more companies to show the world their best. It will bring more innovative momentum to COMPUTEX as we join companies around the world to demonstrate technology power to disrupt businesses and reinvent lifestyles,” said Ms. Leonor Lin, TAITRA Executive Vice President.
2018 Jun 04
COMPUTEX 2018 Leads the Global Technology Trends to Build Global Technology Ecosystems
COMPUTEX 2018 will kick off tomorrow, June 5th. Today, a COMPUTEX 2018 International Press Conference was held unveiling the highlights and features of the upcoming 5-day exhibition and the winners of this year’s COMPUTEX d&i awards. COMPUTEX 2018 will gather a total of 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries, using 5,015 booths, while InnoVEX just achieved a record-breaking number of 388 startups from 21 countries participating, demonstrating COMPUTEX’s technical capacity to build global technology ecosystems with global partners.Innovative thinking is critical for enterprises to break free from constraints and expedite transformation. COMPUTEX d&i awards, in its 11th years, added 3 specialty awards in the categories of “IoT”, “Startups”, and “Applications & Solutions”. Among a total of 212 applications from 10 countries, 5 key criteria, including “Innovation and Elaboration”, “Functionality”, “Aesthetics”, “Responsibility” and “Positioning” were used to select 60 ground-breaking innovations. In particular, the “Systems + Mobile Communication” category garnered the most awards, including the following ten exceptional, innovative companies, namely BLEUJOUR, WINCOMM, Acer, Senor Tech, ASUS, ZOTAC, MSI, Cincoze, Dell and Lenovo. All of the awarded products will be on display during COMPUTEX 2018 on the 4F Light Gallery of Nangang Exhibition Center. They will also go on a display tour to major ICT exhibitions around the world, in the hope to encourage corporations to integrate applications across different fields and demonstrate their technology innovation capacities around the world.As a benchmark for global B2B professional technology exhibition, COMPUTEX continues to evolve with time. This year, hottest topics, including “5G” and “Blockchain”, as well as “AI”, “IoT”, “Innovations & Startups”, and “Gaming & VR” continue to be the focus. COMPUTEX 2018 utilizes 4 major exhibition venues, including TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, TWTC Exhibition Hall 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and TICC to construct a diverse exchange platform for showcasing. In particular, two major international gaming competitions have joined the forces, “Cooler Master Overclocking” and “ZOTAC CUP MASTERS” are present to bring together top gamers. The gaming competitions are expected to be another highlight of COMPUTEX, instilling passion and boundless energy to this gathering.Moreover, the forums held during COMPUTEX always lead the latest technology trends where the attendees can also interact directly with heavyweight industry leaders from Taiwan and abroad to foster new thinking. COMPUTEX Forum has invited Amazon, ARM, Gartner, Intel, Advantech, NVIDIA, NXP as well as first-time participants, Google, Microsoft, Lite-On Technology Corp., and other technology giants to discuss 3 major themes, namely “AI Session”, “Future Trends”, and “IoT Session”. They will share industry trends and the vision of the future technology ecosystems. InnoVEX Forum, on the other hand, invited Bitmark, KKFARM, Health2Sync to share Blockchain technology trends and industrial applications via a panel discussion. In light of the rise of women power, the Founder of Girls in Tech will personally share her experience as a female startup entrepreneur.“Since its inception, COMPUTEX has continued to grow and expand in scale, and it has also accompanied the growth of the ICT industry every step of the way. This year, we have added two brand new elements, Blockchain and 5G, to display the latest trends to encourage more creative thinking and to assist global technology partners in planning their future markets strategically.” said Mr. Walter Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO.This year, COMPUTEX will be held from June 5th to 9th (InnoVEX, the Innovations and Startups exhibit, will be held from June 6th to 8th). COMPUTEX seeks to provide a strong foundation based on cross-industry integration services to create a new look for future life.
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...
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