The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) has for decades devoted itself to boosting bilateral ties between Taiwanese and Dutch institutions in various fields, from agriculture to renewable energy. NTIO Representative Guy Wittich discussed how the Netherlands is moving toward a circular economy and strengthening its relations with Taiwan in an interview with ‘Taipei Times’ staff reporter Kuo Chia-erh in Taipei on Jan. 17
Taipei Times (TT): How is the Netherlands turning circular economy from a nice idea into reality?Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and Taichung ranked higher than any city in China, including the tier one cities of Shanghai and Beijing, in Mercer's quality of living ranking released yesterday (March 20).
Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm, yesterday released it's 20th annual "Quality of Living Ranking," with Vienna taking the top spot for the ninth year in a row, followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4), Vancouver (5), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9) and Basel (10) rounding out the top ten.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’ most valuable tech giant joins Microsoft and AWS to tap into Taiwan’s talent pool to pursue promising developments of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Google Taiwan announced a plan on Monday to launch a project that is set to establish a new research and development unit in Taiwan dedicated to artificial intelligence. The project will be recruiting local talent to meet its ambitious AI projects, but the number of the new positions to be created has yet to be announced.Read more
With a view to become a smart city, Taipei partners with IOTA to provide its residents with a wide range of new technological advantages.
The IOTA Foundation announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Taipei city. This step is explained by the fact that the capital of Taiwan is seeking to reach its smart city milestones by implementing the power of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in its processes and procedures.Read more
Microsoft Corp yesterday announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) center in Taiwan, and the company’s aim of hiring and training more than 200 researchers and developers in the next five years to boost the nation’s AI industry.
The Microsoft AI R&D Center is the first foreign-business-backed center to focus on AI technology in the nation.Read more
Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation Jointly Release "phrOS" - The First Healthcare Blockchain Platform Worldwide
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation (DTCO) jointly unveiled blockchain based personal healthcare record operating system (phrOS) at Hyatt, Taipei on November 10, 2017. This officially marked the entry of blockchain technology in the healthcare sector. phrOS will enable the rise of patient-centric healthcare system, where an individual can carry their own medical information digitally. This would not only secure the data from external hacking threats but also enable seamless cross-hospital treatment and hassle-free online insurance claims by the individual, without having to face complicated procedure of applying for personal medical records. Fubon Financial Holding is actively involved in sponsoring the platform and exploring the benefits of blockchain based smart insurance claims.Read more
Dr. Jack Chu comes from Taiwan as a participant in the Robert M. Immerman Professional Fellows program as a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University (NTU), where he majored in civil engineering; he also earned an Master of C.E. and Eng. Doctor from NTU. Currently he is also employed at the Taipei Water Department of the Taipei City Government of Taiwan (R.O.C).Read more
TAIPEI, Taiwan — They’re as likely to be spotted in the Tour de France as they are on the street.
Founded 45 years ago in Taiwan, Giant Manufacturing has built bikes that have cycled terrain the world over. But before gaining its own name recognition, Giant got its start making orders for others, including Schwinn, one of the U.S.’s most well-known brands.
“At that time in Taiwan, nobody will ever think of making their own brand, if you are doing [exporting],” Bonnie Tu, who became Giant’s chairperson in January, told NBC News during a sit-down interview at Giant headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan. “I think most Taiwanese think you just make products for American or European companies.”Read more
Taiwan’s major urban areas are best suited for advancement as smart cities, Virginia-based public-private partnership MeriTalk reported.
World-famous for its PC and motherboard manufacturing industry, Taiwan is primed for piloting smart city programmes, according to Taiwanese officials who attended MeriTalk’s Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) expo in Washington DC.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A French Canadian student and videographer has captured the beauty of Taipei over the course of half a year with his hyperlapse video of major landmarks in Taiwan's capital titled "Taipei in Motion."
The videographer, Brendan Riley, 26, a dual Canadian and French national, who is wrapping up a one-year Chinese language program at National Taiwan University, shot the film from August 2016 to March 2017.Read more