III hosts 2014 ICT Best Choice ME Award and looks for marketing and business opportunities in the Middle East information and communication market for Taiwan
In recent years, Middle Eastern countries has vigorously developed various industries such as infrastructure, tourism, medicine, and education. At the present stage, all crucial infrastructure, like modern airports, harbors, petroleum, natural gas, public facilities, and transportation, as well as new city construction plans, large-scale government special projects, and surveillance eauipments at public sites are in urgent need for information and communication products and services.
In view of the circumstances, Institute for Information Industry (III) has started from 2009, with strong support from Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Mr.Cho, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,and Taipei Commercial Representative Office in the State of Kuwait, leading Taiwanese information and communication companies to seize the business opportunities in the Middle East. To further encourage domestic companies actively entering the information and communication market in the Middle East, on 19th December ,III held the ” 2014 ICT Best Choice ME Award Ceremony and Conference on Information and Communication in the Middle East” and 10 companies were evaluated and chosen by working partners in the Middle East to be “MIT Best Choice Information and Communication Companies of the Year”.
In fact, the competiveness of this event is quite intense. A total of 30 Taiwanese companies afer 2 rounds of evaluation, 10 Taiwanese Information and Communication companies were finally elected by the middle eastern partners. The winners are TJT corporation, Mxtran Inc., MAA group, Decision Group Inc., StudyFun Technology, MiTAC Information Technology Corp., Saturn Power Ltd., Billion Electric Co. Ltd., Over-Paradigm Technology Inc., and ACS Inc.. Their products and services cover a variety of fields such as smart city, smart learning, smart agriculture, smart manufacture, and information security and their solution packages include but not limited to information software integration as well as hardware and software integration. The awarded companies will be the marketing and sales mainforce of our first middle eastern exhibition. Their products and services will also be shown in the Taipei Commercial Representative Office in the State of Kuwait to the public as the best MIT products and services provided for the middle eastern market.
III Executive Vice President Gary Gong gave a speech at the ceremony and pointed out that Taiwn is the biggest information and communication hardware providing country and is among the leading countries around the globe or within the region with the highest internet penetration rate as well as the deepest knowledge of specific industries such as manufacturing, medicine, financial, logistic industry, and electronic government. Not only does the government gather sufficient experience and wisdom in the information and communication development field and is confident in coordinating upstream and downstream supply chain companies to come up with software and hardware integration solution plan, but also understands how to enhance the energy coming from the integration and speeds up the service output expansion toward the international market.
What is worth mentioning is that this seminar also invited industrial representatives with accumulated and abundant experience to give reports and their opinions for idea exchange and discuss all together about the opportunities Taiwan information and communication industry might have in the Middel East. In the mean time, III will start from the fourth quarter to station specialists in “Taiwan Kuwait Information and Communication Promotion Office” to solely facilitate the information and communication cooperation between Taiwan and Kuwait in the middle eastern markets.The tasks of the position include ICT software and hardware export, special project service, consulting service etc. This office will act as the platform of information, personnel, and project idea exchange between Taiwan and Kuwait market. To be located in the middle eastern market, the office staffs are capable of gathering ICT related business opportunities as well as information of government bid projects to introduce and match cooperation opportunities in the Middle East for firms within Taiwan.
Looking into the future, III will play the role as the platform for the cooperation between Taiwan and middle eastern countries, assist Taiwan information service industry swiftly enter the middle eastern market, help Taiwan information and communication firms accurately draw up development strategy for the future in the Middle East, accelerate the speed entering emerging market globlally, and grab business opportunities within the blue ocean of the prosperous information and communication industry.
To encourage domestic companies entering the middle eastern information and communication market, III held “2014 ICT Best Choice ME Award Ceremony and Conference on Information and Communication in the Middle East” on 19th December and invited special guests III Executive Vice President Gary Gong (left) and Consul General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wan-Lu, Chang（right） giving a speech.
III held “2014 ICT Best Choice ME Award Ceremony” on 19th December and elected 10 Taiwan information and communication companies giving medals for recognition. III Executive Vice President Gary Gong (the 4th from the left in the front row), Consul General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wan-Lu, Chang（the 3rd from the left in the front row）, III International Division Director General Mei-Li Hsiao ( the 3rd from the right in the front row), and awarded company representatives had a group photo to mark the occasion.
ID(III):Charlene Lee Tel: (02) 6631-8562
Planning & Evaluation Division(III):Meredith Chang, Joy Yen, Freesia Shen
Tel: (02) 6631-8638、6631-8640、6631-8643
1. TJT Corporation
TJT’s 3D laser scanning service greatly improves the precision of on-site machine tools as well as pipeline adjustment and, with multifunctional brand-new applications, brings amazing user experience to its Middle East clients, whose economic lifelines are based mainly upon the pertroleum industry. By providing professional service to Saudi Arabian Oli Company, TJT successfully entered the middle eastern market with 3D laser scanning service in 2011 and set solid foundation for TJT’s future business expansioin in the Middle East.
2. Mxtran Inc.
Mxtran Incorporated was established in August 2006, an affiliated company separated from Macronix(MXIC) Taiwan’s Intelligent Media Center. Mxtran dedicates itself to the mobile commerce industry and its services include mobile payment as well as related value-added application services. The SWP security chip designed by Mxtran can be used as mobile payment secure element since it could effectively solve the problems and meet the requirements related to cloud NFC digital payment and safety certification.In one try, the overall improvement in effectiveness, management, service and security is therefore favored by the judges.
Company Website: http://www.mxtran.com//
3. MAA group
MAA group is a renowned engineering consulting firm in Taiwan with abundant experience and solid performance, providing clients with professional planning and consulting services covering information system, internet system, and automatic monitoring system etc. Acquired a special project in the State of Kuwait, MAA group not only offered its client, GIS Center, engineering consulting service, but also assisted the company conduct related employee training. Since the services provided by MAA group are related to infrastructure, judges from the Middle East praised highly for the company.
Company Website: http://www.maaconsultants.com/tc/
4. Decision Group Inc.
For a long period of time, Decision Group is a company focusing on digital forensics and internet packet research. With high level of research and development capability, the company develops products such as internet security system, national information networking security and police wiretapping and supervision system, digital forensics, and digital assets preservation and auditing related products. Except for its long term cultivation of the domestic market, Decision Group also gradually accomplished outstanding projects abroad. Its products are adopted by police and investigation units of 54 countries globally to assist crack down on internet and communication crimes with extraordinary results. In the Middle East, the company also did a great job winning various companies and countries’ recognition to use its products such as Egypt, the State of Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, etc.
Company Website: http://www.edecision4u.com/
5. StudyFun Technology
Researched and developed by StudyFun Technology,the interactive teaching tool, Study Fun, applies interactive teaching methodologyto increase student interest and also uses cloud platform to facilitate the communication between teachers and parents and get hold of student learning conditions. Study Fun was awarded “Breakthrough Enterprise Award” by Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs this year and cooperated with AlHekmeh School at Jordan to build 10 Study Fun smart classrooms. The company not only successfully entered the Middle Eastern market, but also established selling channels in the State of Kuwait.
Company Website: http://studyfun.net/
6. MiTAC Information Technology Corp.
Developed by MiTAC Information Technology, the automated airport gate system, e-Gate, and border system, e-Border, greatly improve the efficiency of client automated passport inspection and recognition. The automated gate control system has accumulated more than 10 million users in Taiwan this year and was awarded Taiwan World Classic Information Technology Application Award with product availabile rate up to more than 99.99% and recognition rate to 97.5%. MiTAC Information Technology also successfully promoted e-Gate to the Middle Eastern countries like the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, and the Sultanate of Oman, etc.
Company Website: http://www.mitac.com.tw/
7. Saturn Power Ltd.
The energy department of Saturn Power vigorously promotes green energy products. These environmental protection products like optical energy saving lighting equipments and Japan small wind driven generators are energy saving and carbon reducing. The optical thin film lighting eauipments have a reflection rate above 92.4% and save energy up more than 75%. Therefore, the purpose to save energy effectively and prevent dissipation is reached. Saturn Power also actively expands the markets abroad. For instance, Singapore Changi Airport adopted a lot of its optical thin film energy saving lighting equipments. Since the company is capable of reducing clients’ long term usage cost, the judges belive this is the product that can be promoted smoothly in the Middle East.
Company Website: http://www.saturnpowerltd.com//
8. Billion Electric Co. Ltd
Billion Electric devotes itself to the research, manufacture, and brand selling of internet equipments and internet access devices. The product the company presented to participated in the competition for the award, SG6200NXL, is a gateway combining multi functions such as 3G, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee within one unit and providing clients with instant energy management and secure wireless internet connection. In recent years, Billion Electric was awarded "Highly Recommended" award from Australian Personal Computer (APC magazine) and “Best Brand” award from PC Pro UK. The company has a vast global customer base in the markets including Europe, America, the Middle East, Aftica, and Asia Pacific areas. Their products are deeply favored and approved by clients and are the niche products in the internet communication and information infrastructure markets in the Middle East.
Company Website: http://www.billion.com.tw/
9. Over-Paradigm Technology Inc.
The science multimedia component database developed by Over-Paradigm Technology, Dr. Science, collects a lot of science multimedia such as physics, chemistry, biology, and math components. The database allows multimedia teaching resources to be arranged, united, categorized, and applied according to database concepts and to be further integrated with text books to become multimedia electronic text books. Excellent teachers could also record vedios for student self review or application in flipped learning programs.
Company Website: http://www.o-pa.com.tw//
10 ACS Inc.
Mr. Energy, one of ACS’s energy management solution packages, could provide clients sysmetic guidelines to follow ISO 50001 energy management standard and help them understand energy use condition within the organization and use energy effectively. In the State of Kuwait, ACS already has the Advanced Processing Control Project in progress to assist clients managing their energy resource.
Company Website: http://www.acs.com.tw/BIG5/default.asp