III works with Ministry of Science and Technology and 3 Technology Parks to Gain Intelligent Transportation Golden Award of APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practice Awards.
III assisted Ministry of Science and Technology as well as 3 Science and Technology Parks gain Intelligent Transportation Golden Award of APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practice Awards. On April 24th, Dr. Cary Bloyd (left), Senior International Advisory Committee Member of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of America, bestowed the honor on Ter-shing Chen, Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan.
On April 24th, the ceremony of APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practice Awards promoted by APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) was held in Singapore. The distinguished guests took a photo after the ceremony. From the right: Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology Ter-shing Chen, Mayor of Tainan Ching-Te Lai, Executive Director of APEC Secretariat Alan Bollard, and Representative of Taipei Representative Office in Singapore of Taiwan Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang.
APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) held the awards ceremony for "APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practice Awards" in Singapore on April 24th. III Innovative Digi-tech Enabled Applications & Services Institute (IDEAS) assisted Ministry of Science and Technology prevail from "APEC Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practice Awards", a competition participated by 21 member units with the number of competing works reaching 197, and wins the smart communication. Ministry of Science and Technology is the only department from the central government of Taiwan to win the gold award. The Intelligent Transportation Golden Award is the most distinguished honor among the participating transportation cases. The winning case provides the best practical paradigm for Energy Smart Communities in a real life situation.
APEC Knowledge Sharing Platform for the Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI-KSP) was established collectively by America and Taiwan, which provides an online space for APEC members to publish energy smart related policies and researches as well as excellent cases onto the website, whether these units are from the government or non-government sections. ESCI-KSP plays the role as the information exchange platform where professionals from every country in the related fields could find out the necessary information and knowledge they need in the website. Ministry of Science and Technology Winning this award exhibits the effort and contribute made by Taiwan to participate in energy smart associated tasks.
To facilitate the transformation and development of technology parks, Ministry of Science and Technology commissioned III IDEAS to promote the project regarding “Sustainable Growth of Science and Technology Parks ". Taking the Science and Technology parks as the practice fields, III IDEAS assisted establish intelligent public utilities and service systems as well as developed intelligent and innovative value added applications so as to facilitate water and energy saving, transportation safety and time saving, and to increase the management ability and operating capability of the science and technology parks. For the reason, firms settled in the parks could have the confidence in the investment environment and work closely with domestic industries on the topics with regard to intelligent service technologies and business opportunities.
The content of the winning project "Sustainable Growth of Science and Technology Parks" under the section of "Intelligent Transportation" includes 5 major items such as Electronic Cruising Shuttle Buses in Science and Technology Parks, Smart Parking systems, the establishment of controlling centers, intelligent billboards, and Science Park Mobile Wizard APP 2.0.
After the installation of smart parking systems, the average time for entering the parking lot decreased dramatically to 3 seconds and the average timer for looking for a parking space dropped within 3 minutes. The usage rate of Central Taiwan Science Park Parking Lot increased 16% after system installation and the pedestrian satisfaction rate soared as well. It is estimated that the total amount of fuel usage saved by applying the systems into 3 science and technology parks could reach 119,100 liters and the amount of carbon reduction would be accumulated to 960 metric tons. Moreover, traffic congested time would be less by 5% and the total amount of traffic time saved by the systems would be 200,000 hours.
In the future, III will continue to work with Ministry of Science and Technology on the applications of smart management and intelligent sustainability to consistently introduce or apply forward-looking technologies. By facilitating the transformation regarding the innovation and intellectualization of the Science and Technology Parks, III and Ministry of Science and Technology as well as related government units will consistently dedicate to the continuous growth of the high technology industries in Taiwan.
Innovative DigiTech-Enabled Applications & Services Institute, III: Belinda Chen , Kay Chen
Tel: (886) 2 6607-2371, 2 6607-2379
Planning & Evaluation Division, III: Meredith Chang, Joy Yen, Freesia Shen
Tel: (886) 2 6631-8638, (886) 2 6631-8640, (886) 2 6631-8643