NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, Jan. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After nearly two months of applications, selection and panel interviews, Taiwan’s first seed accelerator – Taiwan Accelerator, has finally selected 8 out of 153 startups to provide with seed money and follow-up mentorship. In a country that does not place importance in seed investments, this is an unprecedented number of startups being invested in a single batch. A diverse selection of startups were chosen, including those from e-commerce, big data, agricultural technology, and even a team from India. They will now go through an 8-week bootcamp that includes a Due Day, Demo Day and roadshow in the U.S., which will help these startups find the most suitable investors to realize their creativity and dreams.Read more
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Catching the bus just got a bit easier.
Google Transit, a real-time bus and railway tracking feature in the Google Maps app, officially launched in Taiwan on Tuesday.
Now instead of just seeing bus and metro choices in the Maps app, you can see the bus's estimated arrival as reported by the transit operator in real time.Read more
Intelligent Community Forum Releases Ladders of Opportunity: Growing and Retaining Tomorrow’s Talent
New report focuses on building the workforce for the 21st Century economy
(15 December 2016 – New York City) – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today released a new research report, Ladders of Opportunity: Growing and Retaining Tomorrow’s Talent. It details how Intelligent Communities create a system and structure that prepares their children and youth for the high demands and entrepreneurial opportunities of tomorrow’s workforce. The principles of workforce development are illustrated in depth by the strategies and experiences of four Intelligent Communities in North America, Europe and Asia.Read more
Taiwan’s electronic toll collection system was honored for advancing cutting-edge smart transportation technologies by the Washington, D.C.-headquartered International Road Federation at the 2016 Global Road Achievement Awards Oct. 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Developed by Taipei City-based Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. Ltd., ETC won the Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems prize, with IRF President and CEO Patrick Sankey describing it as a “pioneering system” that has set a new bar in free-flow toll collection.Read more
When Lu Tsung-yung (盧聰勇) held the first Robot Boxing Competition five years ago, more than 40 of the 62 constructions couldn’t even walk successfully.
“Basically, if you could even make your robot take a step, you won your round,” Lu laughs.Read more
Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A long-delayed Taiwan cinema cultural park- aimed at promoting a revival of the once thriving local film industry -- got off the ground in New Taipei City's Xinzhuang District on Friday.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) signed an agreement to build the National Film Institute in the city.Read more
As the first hurricane-force storm sits just off from the Atlantic Ocean’s shores, the American Northeast Summer draws to a close. During its rapid course, I took some hours to look back on the ICF Summit in June, celebrate its highlights and to consider what it means as our movement goes forward into the next Awards cycle, with its conclusion this time on the big stage of New York.Read more
Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Wednesday that he will strive to promote city-to-city exchanges across the Taiwan Strait because such exchanges will help boost development on both sides.
Chu made the comment after hosting a luncheon in honor of Sha Hailin (沙海林), director of the Chinese Communist Party's Shanghai Municipal Committee United Front Work Department, who was visiting Taiwan at the head of the Shanghai delegation to this year's Taipei-Shanghai Forum.Read more
Chunghwa Telecom Co (CHT, 中華電信), the nation’s biggest telecom operator, yesterday launched its new cloud computing data center in a bid to accelerate the nation’s digital economy and industry transformation.
“We aim to elevate Taiwan to one of the leading data hubs in Asia and attract international businesses, such as over-the-top content providers, as well as boosting the nation’s financial technology development,” chairman Rick Tsai (蔡力行) said at the facility’s opening ceremony in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋).Read more
Summit, June 13-17, will bring the world to Columbus, Ohio, USA, features international awards for cities and addresses by international civic leaders
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) will present its annual Summit from June 13-17 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from cities, state and regions around the world. It is a place to find economic development opportunities, strategic partners and technology solutions that help community leaders build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable communities.Read more