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2019-10-22NEW

Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs No. 364 and 365 SBIR Steering Committee Approved the subsidies for 22 SBIR Projects

The Small and Medium Enterprise Administration(SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs(SMOA) organized the No. 364 and 365 Steering Committee for the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) on October 4, 2019, in which it reviewed and passed subsidies for innovative technology/service research projects for 3 projects in the services and culture creativity sector, 8 projects in the machinery sector, 4 projects in the electronics sector, 1 projects in the information communications sector, 3 projects in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sector, and 3 projects in the consumer goods and chemical industries sector, totaling 22 projects proposed by SMEs. The list of approved projects is provided in the Appendix below.SMEA stated that the projects passed in the No. 364 and 365 SBIR Steering Committee has increased the subsidized companies' investments in R&D expenditures by NT$33.380 million. They are expected to motivate SMEs in investing more R&D human resources. The SBIR is promoted to incentivize and assist R&D activities for SMEs to achieve sustainable development and growth. It also seeks to establish a comprehensive industry system based on the R&D outcomes and promote economic development in Taiwan.Since the SBIR was launched in February 1999, a total of 7,114 innovation and research projects have been executed. The government has provided subsidies of over NT$11,809.513 million and motivated NT$22,395.864 million in investments by SMEs. The SBIR has made significant contributions to elevating the technology proficiency of  SMEs, and facilitating the international competitiveness and transformation of domestic industries.Program Service Hotline: 0800-888-968; Project Website: http://www.sbir.org.tw

Link Taiwan and Connect with the World-Startup Terrace is to be officially launched on October 17th
2019-10-17NEW

Link Taiwan and Connect with the World-Startup Terrace is to be officially launched on October 17th

  The launch ceremony of Startup Terrace, an iconic international entrepreneurs' village in Asia, will take place on October 17th (Thursday). With its connections with communities, industries and the global market, Startup Terrace has attracted at least 132 domestic and foreign accelerators and startups to move into it. The coming launch ceremony will showcase startups' new and smart technologies and will present the fruits of startup operations in Startup Terrace, in which infinite creativity is shown for a futuristic city for startups.Linking up with communities, industries and global markets, and giving startups strong, deep roots in Taiwan.   Startup Terrace is the largest-scale startup village in Taiwan, and includes one joint innovation center as well as 15 international accelerators, making it the startup complex with the largest number of international accelerators in Taiwan. Its resident members also include 99 startup businesses from 10 countries. This entrepreneurs' village offers both quality customized services in an entrepreneurial environment and the support needed for the process of setting up a startup, which allows startup teams to forge ahead towards their dreams without worries. Besides, through accelerated growth and the cooperation achieved via domestic and international links, the value of startups is enhanced and their dreams are given the best chance to soar.  Moreover, Startup Terrace also opens up an opportunity for resident businesses to conduct empirical experiments which link up and cooperate with industries in the surrounding areas within a 2-km radius. With the introduction of international accelerators which assist startups in expanding their global markets, members can connect with the global startup ecosystem. It is hoped that by virtue of linking up with three major players-communities, industries and global markets-the ideas and motivation of resident teams can be inspired and thus Taiwan can be connected to the global market, making it an important base for exchanges and collaboration between international startups.Linking up with the concerted effort of guests, and lighting up the village's launch with innovative applications  The theme for the coming launch event is 'Link', which sounds like 'Linkou' - the name of the town where Startup Terrace is located. As indicated by the word 'Link', it is Startup Terrace's determination to link up communities, industries and the global market. Additionally, in order to highlight the transformation of traditional industries and initiation of product applications realized by innovation and creativity, the launch ceremony will start with a performance by the Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Art Troupe. Moreover, in response to the theme of the launch event, 'Link', the energy of participating guests, startup businesses and community residents will be connected and linked up to 'Light up Linkuo and Link up Taiwan with the World'.  With the establishment of a comprehensive startup ecosystem and the gathering of global startup energy, Startup Terrace will successfully 'Link Taiwan and Connect with the World' by linking up with domestic and foreign accelerators, startup businesses and local industries, and furthermore facilitate the creation of a comprehensive local startup ecosystem and the construction of a microscale smart city in Linkuo. It is our sincere hope that all guests, startup businesses and local communities can be connected together to witness this milestone of Startup Terrace through this launch ceremony. Startup Terrace will also continue its commitment in linking up communities and industries with the global market to make it an iconic international startup village in Asia as well as a 'dream land' for innovation and creativity.Project Spokesperson:Betty Hu -Deputy Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic AffairsTelephone (Office): 02-23680816 ext. 202E-mail: bdhu@moea.gov.twProject Contact Person:Linda Huang -Senior Executive Officer of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic AffairsTelephone (Office): 02-23680816 ext. 375E-mail: huang1013@moea.gov.tw

2019-09-18

Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs No. 362 and 363 SBIR Steering Committee. Approved the subsidies for 16 SBIR Projects.

  The Small and Medium Enterprise Administration(SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA) organized the No. 362 and 363 Steering Committee for the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) on September 6, 2019, in which it reviewed and passed subsidies for innovative technology/service research projects for 2 projects in the services and culture creativity sector, 2 projects in the machinery sector, 2 projects in the electronics sector, 3 projects in the information communications sector, 3 projects in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sector, and 4 projects in the consumer goods and chemical industries sector, totaling 16 projects proposed by SMEs. The list of approved projects is provided in the Appendix below.  SMEA stated that the projects passed in the No. 362 and 363 SBIR Steering Committee has increased the subsidized companies' investments in R&D expenditures by NT$21.255 million. They are expected to motivate SMEs in investing more R&D human resources. The SBIR is promoted to incentivize and assist R&D activities for SMEs to achieve sustainable development and growth. It also seeks to establish a comprehensive industry system based on the R&D outcomes and promote economic development in Taiwan.  Since the SBIR was launched in February 1999, a total of 7,092 innovation and research projects have been executed. The government has provided subsidies of over NT$11,789.643 million and motivated NT$22,362.484 million in investments by SMEs. The SBIR has made significant contributions to elevating the technology proficiency of SMEs, and facilitating the international competitiveness and transformation of domestic industries.  Program Service Hotline: 0800-888-968; Project Website: http://www.sbir.org.tw

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