EB@TAITRONICS ’17-Day 2 : Garage+ launched the 2nd batch of Startup Global Program ’17

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A highlight of this year’s Taitronics is the Industrial IoT Forum which is being held today at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

Speakers included Richard Brown, the Open Connectivity Foundation’s marketing director for Asia and Gary Stuebing, LoRa treasurer and IoT standards manager for Cisco CTAO, who discussed the opportunities of industrial IoT as well as long-range and low-power wireless technologies for the commercial ecosystem.

A series of seminars are being held, with an in-depth discussion on system integration, international smart cities, applications for smart living IoT as well as handheld smart IoT services.

The second day of this event witnessed Garage+, Asia’s largest non-equity incubator founded by non-profit Epoch Foundation and backed by Taiwan’s key players in the global supply chain, launching the 2nd batch of its Startup Global Program 2017 from November 27th through December 8th.

More than 300 applications were submitted from 37 countries, including India among which 20 startups will be selected to participate in Taipei, in an acceleration program to explore partners, investors and markets.

The Startup Global Program will arrange for the selected startup’s intensive 1-on-1 meetings with high-level corporate executives, site visits to world-renowned manufacturers and open house activities.

“The benefits are unmatched anywhere. Startups get access to solid industrial resources in Taiwan to regional markets. Within only 10 days you confirm what you can do here. Companies meeting the startups included Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Quanta Computer Inc., Delta Electronics Inc., Wistron Corp., Advantech Corp., MediaTek Inc., Foxconn Technology Corp., Phison Electronics Corp, AU Optronics Corp., and Acer Group”, said Josephine Chao, President of Epoch Foundation.

Sharing his thoughts on entering India as a market, Alex Tsai, director-marketing, Meanwell Enterprises said, “Right now, we do not have an office in India, but down the line, if we open the office in Asia, our first choice would be definitely India. India has huge potential and we see India as one of the fastest growing markets.”

– By Baishakhi Dutta

 

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