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31 International Startup Teams from 23 Countries Congregate at Taipei City Hall to Exchange and Share Experiences amid a Bustling Ambiance

* In order to enhance the association and interaction between international startup talents and the city’s industries, the Department of Economic Development (DOED) of Taipei City Government launched the Global Startup Talents @Taipei campaign in 2017, inviting international startup teams with innovative technologies and market potential to come to Taiwan. In 2019, 31 teams from 23 nations were selected to participate in the 2-week event in Taipei City starting on May 27. Besides staging demonstrations at the Talents Taipei in InnoVEX, a benchmark startup exhibition in Asia, the DOED has also arranged for collaboration of bespoke technologies depending on the needs of the respective teams with the aim of fostering partnerships between international teams as well as enterprises and organizations in the city.

Today (June 3), 31 international teams assembled at Taipei City Hall, where the Commissioner of the DOED Lin Chung-chieh exchanged and shared experiences with the international startup teams. Commissioner Lin expressed his gratitude towards the international startup teams for choosing Taipei, and he also welcomed them to establish their offices in Taipei and use the city as a stepping-stone for expanding their global operations. During the event, professional personnel from StartUP@Taipei, Project Office of Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry, and Invest Taipei Office were present to provide the international teams with consultation, demonstrating Taipei City’s passion for supporting startups and embracing international startup teams.

The startup teams participating in the experience exchange and sharing event all have specialized skills. For example, Lumen Security is a biotech startup from Canada that specializes in saving lives through smart detection; Israeli startup Mind’s Eye Diagnostics develops innovative diagnostics and tracking solutions for people with ADHD; Laeneco from Russia offers innovative, portable electronic stethoscopes to enhance health. It is hoped that the teams will be able to engage in closer collaborations with the city’s most outstanding information, communication, and biotech-related firms. Furthermore, the teams have expressed their recognition of the efforts in industry partnering.

According to the DOED, supporting the startup industry has always been one of the most important policies of the Taipei City Government; therefore the DOED has promoted a variety of startup counseling and administrative assistance programs with a focus on dimensions including rewards and incentives, talent cultivation, incubation space support, and international collaboration. The DOED also hopes to introduce international talents via talent exchange programs, rewards and incentives, thereby encouraging enterprises to propose innovative approaches that will help to expand the market in accordance with the entrepreneurial trend and needs. Ultimately, the aim is to stimulate and gather the collective entrepreneurial energy of Taipei City. For more information, please browse the DOED’s official website or Facebook fan page StartUP@Taipei.