The goal is to assist the Taiwanese ICT industry with international business development and connect them with international R&D organizations. Through partnerships with overseas organizations, international business opportunities for Taiwanese system integrators and ICT security vendors can be expanded. Industry chains are also used to strengthen technology diplomacy, market the technological capabilities of Taiwan, as well as promote international collaboration and exchange.
• The 2019 World System Integrator Conference (WSIC) was hosted to boost the international profile of Taiwan’s system integrators. The event was attended by 152 foreign guests from 20 countries and 282 Taiwanese system integrators. The purpose of the Conference included not only learning about each country’s requirements on system integration but also successfully established Taiwan as a brand for world-class system integration services.
• The Asia Cyber Channel Summit was co-organized by III and iThome to boost international cooperation and idea exchange for domestic information security vendors. Information security professionals from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore were invited to visit Taiwan, learn about homegrown information security solutions, and look for joint business opportunities.
• The year 2019 marked the 10th year of the collaboration between III and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. The “Taiwan-Kuwait Aerospace Technology, AIoT and Cybersecurity Symposium” was held to introduce Taiwan’s aerospace technology capabilities and AIoT solutions, learn about the research capabilities of KISR, and explore directions for future cooperation.
• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Industrial Development Bureau issued an invitation to the European Bank for Reconstructionand Development (EBRD) to strengthen Taiwan’s cooperation with the bank and assist Taiwanese businesses in taking advantage of the business opportunities arising from the EBRD technical cooperation projects in recipient countries. III hosted a total of 65 people in 5 EBRD consulting groups to help them learn about Taiwan’s experience with implementing smart cities and find opportunities to cooperate with Taiwanese vendors.
• To foster domestic smart business innovations and unlock the future of smart commerce in Taiwan by connecting start-up with global markets and start-up resources, III helped 21 start-ups attend Innovfest Unbound in Singapore, Startup Thailand in Thailand, and TechCrunch Disrupt in the US. III assisted the exhibitors in connecting to the local start-up ecosphere along with key contacts and financiers.
• The Taiwan Japan Industry Center (TJIC) was formally relocated from the ITeS Building to the Technology Building as part of its planned business direction. A celebration of Taiwan-Japan Industrial Collaboration Promotion Office (TJPO)’s new relocation was held on the 11F of the Technology Building on January 23. The event was hosted by Director-General Cheng-hua Lu of MOEA Industrial Development Bureau and attended by Mitsuaki Hoshino, Chief Deputy Representative of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association. III Chairman Chih-Kung Lee made a speech to the TJPO management team to mark the new start to Taiwan-Japan industrial collaboration.
• To take advantage of the trend towards global and regional integration in economic development as well as assist MOEA with expanding Taiwan’s collaboration with local Japanese industries, the 8th MOU was signed between CEO LU of TJPO and Director Junichi Nishida from Osaka Prefectural Government on October 4, 2019. The MOU committed both parties to promote trade, investment and other business activities between companies in both regions in order to strengthen their competitiveness and foster international development.
• Collaborative research was launched by III and Japanese information security experts to upgrade the information security threat analysis and protection technologies for Industrial Control System (ICS). The collaboration will help the industry improve the overall integrity of IT protection for ICS. This will in turn prevent and reduce economic damage caused by online cyber attacks.