The New Taipei City Government and Amazon Web Services (AWS) today held a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Joint Innovation Center. The initiative is designed to integrate industry and academic resources in nurturing entrepreneurship, and to enhance the startup ecosystem in New Taipei City (NTPC) via five major aspects: driving adoption of global cloud services; fostering venture capital investment; consolidating industry counseling resources; nurturing cloud skills and talent; and integrating local industry advantages.
“New Taipei City established the first local government-led accelerator InnoSquare in 2014. Since then, we have mentored 126 startup teams. To enhance the startup ecosystem in New Taipei City, we are delighted to launch Taiwan’s first NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park. The project will focus on education and application strategies to deliver five major aspects to help advance the startup sector. Startups in New Taipei City will be able to access more of the resources they need for development; and local small and medium enterprises will receive support for business enhancement and transformation. These companies can leverage the NTPC- AWS Joint Innovation Center as a springboard to global markets, which will help further establish New Taipei City as the first stop to connect Taiwan to the world,” said Li-Lun Chu, New Taipei City Mayor.
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