An immersion, matchmaking and deal facilitation programme for UK based IoT startups and SMEs.
Thank you for your interest in the Taiwan Startup Gateway Project. This project aims to identify eight UK-based Internet of Things (IoT) startups and SMEs in order to connect them with large, Taiwan-based technology companies for business development purposes.
The Taiwan Startup Gateway will help innovative UK technology companies leverage Taiwan’s position as a world leader in high-tech manufacturing and design. Participants will be taken through an intensive introduction to the Taiwanese ecosystem. The main focus of the programme is the establishment of valuable commercial connections (potential customers, joint venture partners and supply chain), with one-to-one meetings with relevant corporate partners. Feedback will be provided by the Startup Gateway team to improve the negotiating and partnership-building skills of cohort participants.
The partnership has the ability to engage with over 480 technology companies located in Taiwan, providing a bespoke matchmaking and immersion experience for the UK cohort. Technology companies participating in the project include FoxConn, Advantech, Zyxel, MediaTek and Phison, among many others.
Though the programme is open to any UK-based startup or SME with proprietary hardware technology, the Taiwan Startup Gateway is particularly interested in companies that focus on the following technology categories:
- Smart transportation
- Automotive and autonomous vehicle technologies
- Smart cities
- System integration technologies
- Medical devices
- Connected digital health
- Smart home technologies
The Taiwan Startup Gateway is a Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs project and will be hosted at the Hsinchu Center of Industry, Acceleration and Patent Strategy (IAPS), located on the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park. Strodtbeck & Company Limited, a UK-based innovation and entrepreneurship consultancy, will serve as project partner in the UK.
To apply for the programme, click the link below. Applications must be completed by Friday, September 8, 2017. Winners will be notified by Friday, September 15.
For more information, please download the following factsheet: