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New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future - Continuous Growth of InnoVEX 2019 Sees 467 Startup Teams from 24 Countries

* The innovation hub of Asia, InnoVEX returns from May 29 to 31 in TWTC Hall 1. As was previous, InnoVEX 2019 will be held concurrently with COMPUTEX as a way to further enhance cooperation between industries and startups. As the co-organizer of InnoVEX, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that as businesses are faced with constant changes; the core of InnoVEX 2019 will be 「New Thinking‧New Engineering‧New Future」. Featuring 467 startups from 24 countries; InnoVEX has seen a 20% growth from last year and this will be the largest InnoVEX so far. TCA estimated that over 20,000 visitors will visit InnoVEX, making it the event to be for ICT startups around the world.

Being related to COMPUTEX puts InnoVEX in a special position as both visitors and exhibitors of COMPUTEX can freely enter InnoVEX showground. This means InnoVEX exhibitors can get a targeted audience who are especially interested in ICT and innovation; including potential investors, customers, or buyers.


2019’s Startup Trend: AI, IoT, Health & Biotech
TCA stated that after analyzing the trends of the participating startups, the five major categories of the exhibitors are: AI, IoT, Health & Biotech, AR/VR/XR, and Consumer Tech. These categories account for 60% of the exhibitors and can be taken as a representation of the trends in startups for the recent years.


The demand for health & biotech startups also existed in international VCs and the industry has become a hot new target of US VCs. According to statistics from Crunchbase, the amount of VC investments in Femtech (technology to improve women’s health) has reached USD 250 Million by the end of March 2019. According to Pitchbook’s statistical forecast, the investment value is expected to increase to USD 1 Billion by the end of 2019. This is a major increase compared to 2018’s total investment of USD 650 Million and even larger than 2016’s investment value of USD 231 Million.


The Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), Taipei City, Tainan City, New Taipei City, and Taoyuan City Government will also feature pavilions which will exhibit in InnoVEX. The Tainan City and New Taipei City Government are among the first to register to exhibit in InnoVEX. In addition, the SMEA will feature a delegation of 100 startups in their pavilion.


This year’s individual exhibitors will include Arcare, ASUS Glamorfy, Canvasee, Dsuome Digimax, Everduit, iNumbers, Lionrock, Maktar, NextDrive, PigRent, Sen Science, SimplyBook.me, Soteria Biotech, Ubiik, and more; all of which will showcase all areas of technology innovations.


7 Main Topics of Forum, Over 40 Speakers
The 2019 InnoVEX Forum will take place from May 29 – 31 in the InnoVEX Center Stage. This year, the forum covers a wide range of topics: AI, Biotech, Blockchain, IoT Application, Smart Machinery, Sports Tech, and Startup Ecosystem. In the InnoVEX Forum, over 40 speakers from leading companies & accelerators around the world will share their insights on the topics through keynote speeches and panel discussions.

This year, the speaker will include:


  • John Jorritsma, Mayor of Eindhoven who will share his insights on the opportunities and use cases of blockchain applications in smart cities.
  • Ilan Hadar, the CEO and Co-Founder of HYPE Sports Innovation. Mr. Hadar will speak about the sportstech ecosystem, the business models, and how the relation between fans and athletes all contribute to the sportstech ecosystem.
  • Ravi Belani, the Managing Partner of Alchemist Accelerator. Joining a panel discussion as a representative of Silicon Valley Accelerators, Mr. Belani will share the methods to connect with global accelerators to the panel audience.



InnoVEX Forum Agenda:https://innovex.computex.biz/2019/SHOW/programAgenda.aspx


The Pi Stage will have 4 events in addition to the InnoVEX Pitch Contest Semifinal Stage
The InnoVEX Pi Stage is the place for startup demonstrations, pitch, and matchmaking sessions. During the three days of InnoVEX, in total five events will be held in the Pi Stage to promote startups to the global stage and help them find opportunities around the world.

  • Tourism Innovation & Awards: a pitch contest that aims to find the best method to enhance tourism through ICT applications.
  • InnoVEX Matchmaking Powered by TTA x AAN: a pitching competition for startups to meet international accelerators from Asia Pacific.
  • Global Demo Day: a startup demo & trade office introduction platform. The session will feature startups from France, Poland, Canada, and Philippines.
  • InnoVEX Matchmaking Powered by TTA x TIEC: an industrial matchmaking to connect startups with potential investors, partners, and more.
  • The InnoVEX Pitch Contest Semifinal is always held in two days: May 29 and the afternoon of May 30. The semifinalists will be published on the InnoVEX website soon.



Each event will aim to connect startups with potential investors, partners, and other resources to help them grow and expand globally; including exposure to and from global media. The events at Pi Stage are open for public participation and InnoVEX visitors are welcome to join the events to see the innovations from around the world.


InnoVEX Pi Stage Event Agenda:https://innovex.computex.biz/2019/SHOW/piStage.aspx


InnoVEX 2019 Show Profile
Date: May 29th - 31st
Hours: AM 9:30 – PM 5:30
Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
Taipei Computer Association (TCA), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Official Website: https://innovex.computex.biz/


COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019 Show Profile
Date: May 28th - June 1st
Hours: AM 9:30 – PM 5:30 (The last day will end at PM 4:00)
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)
Taipei Computer Association (TCA), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Official Website:https://show.computex.biz/