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CancerFree Biotech Wins National Innovation Award in Taiwan

CancerFree Biotech Wins National Innovation Award in Taiwan

CancerFree Biotech Wins National Innovation Award for Novel Ex Vivo Cancer Drug Sensitivity Testing Platform CancerFree Biotech was one of seven winning teams recognized for outstanding innovative technology at the prestigious Award Ceremony for the 18th National Innovation Awards on December 17, 2021. The National Innovation Awards are presented annually by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan to top innovators and developers of novel technology for the year, and past winners have often been able to secure international investment and collaboration agreements that can significantly boost research and development. CancerFree Biotech is currently engaged in the development of a novel ex vivo platform to assess tumor sensitivity to anticancer drugs, using circulating tumor cells that are easier to obtain through minimally invasive methods. This platform has the potential to revolutionize the process of treating cancer, and reduce the time and costs associated with trying and waiting to see if treatments are effective in patients. The CancerFree Biotech platform enables multiple treatments to be tested in a high throughput manner, allowing the selection of only the most effective treatment(s) from a large pool of anticancer therapies. Furthermore, the platform can also be used to track patient response to treatment and facilitate early detection of drug resistance, thereby ensuring that cancer never gets a break to recuperate. During the Award Ceremony, CancerFree Biotech made a short but effective pitch to a panel of international venture capital funds, which are seeking targets for a total pool of US$ 6 billion in investment. This is not the first instance of international collaboration for CancerFree Biotech; the company has a US subsidiary, and has several ongoing collaborative projects with universities and medical institutions in the US, Japan, and Europe, in addition to Taiwan. Po Chen, CEO of CancerFree demoed during the National Innovation Award Ceremony The CancerFree Biotech platform is undergoing clinical validation in a wide range of solid tumors, with promising results published or in publication. Future studies at additional sites in a range of countries and in diverse populations are being planned.

癌症醫療科技團隊再獲國家新創獎肯定

癌症醫療科技團隊再獲國家新創獎肯定

圖:第18屆國家新創獎得獎團隊合影 台灣規模最大生醫創新創業平台-國家新創獎於12月17日舉行頒獎,獲得評審團推薦共有七項新創技術,直接向國際創投基金進行簡報,爭取合計逾 60 億美元規模的入股投資機會。 本屆國家新創獎,來自31家不同醫院123位醫師,總計316組團隊參賽,最終通過遴選獲得評審團推薦上台的共有七項新創技術,而精拓生技為癌症醫療科技領域獲選團隊之一。精拓生技的「抗癌藥物檢測技術」,在實驗室培養病人的癌細胞作為替身進行各種藥物個人化試驗,減少病人因無效用藥而承擔的副作用及時間,得到最精準的療效。 圖:精拓生技執行長陳柏翰在國家新創獎對國際創投基金進行Demo 癌症的病患和家屬都了解,要找到有效的治療並不容易,治療過程所引起的副作用,以及找到有效治療後仍可能因藥物產生抗藥性而必須改變治療策略,面對抗癌治療過程的種種挑戰,其實是會不斷消耗病人與家屬的時間、資源與體力。精拓生技能在眾多優秀團隊中脫穎而出,就因其確實切入現今癌症醫療科技尚有不及之處,並加以優化,也透過這幾年數百件的臨床實驗取得實績,成果皆獲刊於知名醫學期刊中。 科技部吳政忠部長於開場致詞時提到「未來生醫技術結合數位科技,將更加落實個人化疾病預防、診斷、治療到疾病照顧。」,而這些獲獎的癌症醫療科技能否獲得國際創投基金青睞造福所有癌症病患,值得關注。

Masterclass held for Taiwan's startups: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage

Masterclass held for Taiwan's startups: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage

On December 15, 2021, the “Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage” Masterclass webinar was successfully held. Organized as a collaboration between NBRP Academy, Biohub Taiwan and Tiger Accelerator, the event featured the presentation from Heikki Pitkänen, CEO & Founder, Digital Information Runways at Lean Entries - part of Labquality. With 20 years of experience spanning across multiple startups, notified bodies, and now as founder/CEO of a regulation consultancy service company, Pitkänen shared his extensive knowledge and insights regarding the various International and European regulations that concern medical devices and products. During the Masterclass, Pitkänen provided an overview on how startups need to approach MDR, IVDR, and other European regulations, highlighting the several key principles and concepts startups need to pay attention to. Importantly, Pitkänen emphasized that startups need to incorporate regulatory compliance considerations into the company's business strategy and product strategy from an early stage, in order to achieve smooth, efficient and timely market entry. Furthermore, regulatory compliance also needs to be taken into account at each step throughout the products' life cycle. Throughout the presentation, Pitkänen also drew from examples of various existing startups and product types, to illustrate how companies can approach regulatory compliance in real world scenarios. In the future, Tiger Accelerator will continue to organize webinars and other online events that connect knowledge and expertise between the startup ecosystems in Europe and Taiwan. Please follow Tiger Accelerator on our official website and social media, to stay updated on our latest activities and developments. Event Organizers: NBRP Academy Biohub Taiwan Tiger Accelerator Event Co-Organizer: Startup Terrace Advised by: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Masterclass held for Taiwan's startups: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage

Masterclass held for Taiwan's startups: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage

On December 15, 2021, the “Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage” Masterclass webinar was successfully held. Organized as a collaboration between NBRP Academy, Biohub Taiwan and Tiger Accelerator, the event featured the presentation from Heikki Pitkänen, CEO & Founder, Digital Information Runways at Lean Entries - part of Labquality. With 20 years of experience spanning across multiple startups, notified bodies, and now as founder/CEO of a regulation consultancy service company, Pitkänen shared his extensive knowledge and insights regarding the various International and European regulations that concern medical devices and products. During the Masterclass, Pitkänen provided an overview on how startups need to approach MDR, IVDR, and other European regulations, highlighting the several key principles and concepts startups need to pay attention to. Importantly, Pitkänen emphasized that startups need to incorporate regulatory compliance considerations into the company's business strategy and product strategy from an early stage, in order to achieve smooth, efficient and timely market entry. Furthermore, regulatory compliance also needs to be taken into account at each step throughout the products' life cycle. Throughout the presentation, Pitkänen also drew from examples of various existing startups and product types, to illustrate how companies can approach regulatory compliance in real world scenarios. In the future, Tiger Accelerator will continue to organize webinars and other online events that connect knowledge and expertise between the startup ecosystems in Europe and Taiwan. Please follow Tiger Accelerator on our official website and social media, to stay updated on our latest activities and developments. Event Organizers: NBRP Academy Biohub Taiwan Tiger Accelerator Event Co-Organizer: Startup Terrace Advised by: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage (Webinar Dec 15)

Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage (Webinar Dec 15)

On December 15, 2021, Tiger Accelerator is collaborating with the NBRP Academy and Biohub Taiwan to organize the Masterclass webinar ' Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage'. The expert speaker featured in the webiar is Heikki Pitkänen (CEO & Founder, Digital Information Runways at Lean Entries - part of Labquality). Webinar Outline: What every health tech innovator and startup must understand about the European and global medical device regulations to turn the regulations into a business advantage and save months of time in reaching the market. The same knowledge is critical for suppliers, business advisors, investors and other stakeholders in the health tech field, to be able to support the efficient path to market of the startups. All types of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics are covered, including software, and example cases are provided. Note: The webinar link will be sent to registered participants 2 days before the event date. Please register with a valid email address in order to receive the link. Webinar Details Speaker:Heikki Pitkänen (CEO & Founder, Digital Information Runways at Lean Entries - part of Labquality) Theme:Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage Time:December 15, 2021 (Wedesday)
15:00-16:00 TW Format:Online Webinar Contact Information Tiger Accelerator: info@tigeraccelerator.com Registration Link: Questionnaire Before the webinar, if you wish to share more information about your company and products, so that the organizers and speaker can better understand your information needs regarding European and global medical device regulations, please fill in the following questionnaire before December 13, 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YY8mWtQ1X4q-bzp7OYmLGpG9dlcxkFnigO-2zjLIF4M/viewform? Organizers: NBRP Academy Biohub Taiwan Tiger Accelerator Co-Organizer: Startup Terrace Advised by: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs

生醫創業講座: 如何將對歐盟MDR & IVDR 法規的了解轉化為商業優勢 (12月15日)

生醫創業講座: 如何將對歐盟MDR & IVDR 法規的了解轉化為商業優勢 (12月15日)

今(2021)年12月國家生技研究園區學苑和國家生技研究園區創服育成中心(Biohub Taiwan)與台荷加速器再次共同推出生醫創業講座,本次特別邀請歐洲專家業師Heikki Pitkänen以醫療科技公司如何將對歐盟MDR & IVDR 法規的了解轉化為商業優勢為主題,帶來線上英文演講及同步Q&A問答,請想了解歐洲醫材法規的朋友不要錯過本次課程講座! Webinar Outline: What every health tech innovator and startup must understand about the European and global medical device regulations to turn the regulations into a business advantage and save months of time in reaching the market. The same knowledge is critical for suppliers, business advisors, investors and other stakeholders in the health tech field, to be able to support the efficient path to market of the startups. All types of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics are covered, including software, and example cases are provided. 本活動需事先線上報名,會議連結通知信預計於該場次課程直播前2天,以電子郵件發送給報名者,請提供正確電子信箱,以利收到課程通知。 課程內容 講者:Heikki Pitkänen (CEO & Founder, Digital Information Runways at Lean Entries - part of Labquality) 主題:Mastering the Health Tech Business: MDR & IVDR Compliance as a Business Advantage 時間:2021年12月15日 (星期三) 15:00-16:00 TW 地點:Webinar 線上講座 適合對象: 新創團隊、生醫相關產業工作者、有興趣前往歐洲發展之商務人士等 注意事項: 本活動為全程英語演講及問答,演講期間請全程保持靜音。 講員及主辦單位針對線上發問,保有回覆與否的權利。 請事先測試及確認所使用之設備及網路可以正常運作;主辦單位無法針對個人設備及網路需求提供解答及協助。 聯絡資訊: 台荷加速器: info@tigeraccelerator.com 報名連結: 講座問卷: 若您願意讓主辦方與專家講者在講座前能更了解您針對歐洲醫材法規的資訊需求,請於12月13日前填寫以下問卷: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScp46armXCh_0_R1OakSfji8sQstorq8F1DCQg1LGPsq2Xi5A/viewform 主辦單位: 國家生技研究園區學苑 國家生技研究園區創服育成中心 台荷加速器 協辦單位: 林口新創園 指導單位: 經濟部中小企業處

賀CancerFree Biotech精拓生技榮獲WeScale Challenge 2021 優勝!

賀CancerFree Biotech精拓生技榮獲WeScale Challenge 2021 優勝!

WeScale Challenge 是一項旨在促進和鼓勵台灣和荷蘭的新創公司進行國際業務擴張的年度 Pitching 競賽。每年,獲勝的新創團隊都能獲得各項商業資源來啟動他們的業務擴張計劃。 今年於11月9日舉辦的WeScale Challenge比賽中,來自台灣的6組新創團隊,在來自台灣與荷蘭的國際評審團和線上觀眾面前,以五分鐘的簡報展現公司的核心產品、科技、與往國際市場拓展之願景,並回答評審團的提問。本次分享的新創包括: Strong and Wise Material Tech Company TargeTrust Biotech Imakawa Technology CO iMobile Mind GIANT POWER TECHNOLOGY BIOMEDICAL CORP. CancerFree Biotech 本年度 WeScale Challenge 優勝的新創團隊為 CancerFree Biotech (精拓生技)。國際評審團一致認為,Cancerfree Biotech 帶來了一種真正創新的解決方案,並具有在歐洲市場取得成功的最大潛力。在荷蘭台灣商機日 Taiwan Business Day (TBD) 線上講座中,CancerFree Biotech也在線上會議上接受主辦方頒與獎項。 CancerFree Biotech 精拓生技: 公司介紹 精拓生技以創新的精準醫療為基底,專注於循環腫瘤細胞(Circulating tumor cells, CTCs)的活細胞分析,致力於研發更具有市場競爭力的個人化抗癌藥物檢 測服務,透過仿生腫瘤類器官培養系統,協助醫生和患者制定最佳治療策略,以在 各個階段對抗癌症並降低無效用藥的機率。除了臨床檢測服務外,本司獨家之 CTC擴增技術可提供完整的藥物測試平台,此平台將可與國內、外各大藥廠與學研機構合作,成為癌症藥物開發臨床前之測試平台。

WeScale Challenge 2021 Winner: CancerFree Biotech

WeScale Challenge 2021 Winner: CancerFree Biotech

The WeScale Challenge is an annual pitch competition for startups interested in international expansion via Taiwan & the Netherlands. Each year, the winning startups are awarded with business resources to kickstart their business expansion plan. This year, the WeScale Challenge took place on Nov 9, 2021. During the pitch competition, 6 Taiwanese startups presented their core products, technologies, and their vision for international expansion, in front of an International Jury and a live audience made up of business community members from both Taiwan and the Netherlands. After each pitch, the startups also took on answering the Jury’s insightful and incisive questions. The startups pitching at the WeScale Challenge 2021 included: Strong and Wise Material Tech Company TargeTrust Biotech Imakawa Technology CO iMobile Mind GIANT POWER TECHNOLOGY BIOMEDICAL CORP. CancerFree Biotech In the Taiwan Business Day webinar, the winner of this year’s WeScale Challenge was announced. The winner of WeScale Challenge 2021 is: CancerFree Biotech. The jury agreed that CancerFree Biotech introduces a truly innovative solution, with the highest potential to achieve success in the European market. CancerFree Biotech: Company Profile We are the first commercialized in-vitro tumor cell culture platform from liquid biopsy. Current cancer treatment is based on standard treatment protocols and physician experience, but individual differences make treatment methods work differently for each patient. Through our platform E.V.A. (Ex-Vivo Avatar), doctors will know the actual effect of drugs on patients’ cancer cells, and can further tailor treatment to patients’ conditions, reducing the risk of patients trying drugs on themselves and reducing the risk and cost of potential ineffective drugs. E.V.A. is Circulating Tumor Cell – Derived Organoid (CDO) culture system containing 3D scaffolds to facilitate tumor cell proliferation. We have completed more than 800 real world data across more than 100 types of solid tumors. The early clinical data shows the average clinical response rate is 76.9%. E.V.A. can also help new cancer drug development companies to validate the drug suppression effect on tumor cells from real patients and screen for the clinical trial candidates. CancerFree Biotech is committed to developing a more competitive and personalized anti-cancer drug testing service.

2021荷蘭台灣商機日講座和WeScale Challenge 提案競賽,促進台灣與荷蘭新創了解兩地市場機會及資源

2021荷蘭台灣商機日講座和WeScale Challenge 提案競賽,促進台灣與荷蘭新創了解兩地市場機會及資源

2021年11月10日,第十屆荷蘭台灣商機日 Taiwan Business Day 活動以線上講座形式舉行,吸引台荷兩地 90 多位商界先進踴躍參與。本次活動為 TGN、台荷加速器、StartupUtrecht和荷蘭台灣商會共同主辦,主題為 「Smart Money for Smart Startups 千里馬與伯樂,在荷蘭相遇」,期許促使來自台灣與荷蘭的創業者更深度探索兩地的市場機會,也進一步了解台荷各界提供給國際新創的多項資源。 活動中,來自台灣與荷蘭的多位資深商界專家與台荷新創生態系中的關鍵領袖,逐一針對台荷新創企業進入國際所需要的各層面資源和值得關注的商機,分享了他們的知識與見解。 Taiwan Business Day (TBD, 荷蘭台灣商機日) 為台荷加速器與台歐夥伴在荷蘭所舉辦的年度商機講座活動,旨在向荷蘭商界介紹台灣的新創生態系,並促進荷商了解台灣新創界近年來蓬勃的發展對荷蘭各產業帶來的機會。自2012年起,TBD活動平台已促成台荷新創生態系產官學界之間的多起合作項目,也成功串連來自荷蘭和台灣的許多公司,並促使它們與彼此建立高價值的業務關係。 開幕致詞 本次活動主持人為 Pim de Bokx (Chairman Dutch Incubation Association, DIA, 荷蘭育成協會主席)。講座一開始,主持人首先介紹了許秀芳博士 Valeie Hsu,台荷加速器創辦人 & Taiwan Globalitation Network - TGN創辦人。Valerie 在活動開幕致詞中,講述了荷蘭台灣商機日活動及TGN組織在2012年初創時的目的及願景:協助臺商創業團隊,,用最低成本,,最低風險的形式,進入荷蘭歐洲當地的新創生態系統。接著,Valerie 也談到了十年來TGN的努力如何一步步促成此願景的進化與實現。 時至今日, 台灣與荷蘭新創生態圈之間已逐漸開始建立愈加全面性的合作交流關係,而TBD系列活動也成為此關係中的其中一重要元素。過去的十年中,除了TBD活動以外,TGN更為建立此合作關係完成了許多工作,包括:1) RAPID-Health & AI Program前進歐洲生醫新創加速計畫, 協助台灣新創到荷蘭驗證產品&定位 (product/market fit)、2) 串聯台灣和荷蘭的地區創新發展平臺、加速器和投資者、3) 成立台灣-荷蘭投資俱樂部,輔導新創公司在不同里程碑的投融資規劃與荷蘭專家共同開發市場,打進歐洲通路等。 Valerie 也點出,從TGN成立以來,荷蘭台灣商機日活動與TGN的上述各項計畫皆受到荷蘭台灣商會(Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands, TBA-NL)和駐荷蘭台北代表處的大力支持。長期以來,荷蘭台灣商會持續將其資深商業領袖會員社群連接到 TGN 平台,既為新創公司提供管理諮詢及策略性輔導,也作為新創公司潛在的荷蘭合作夥伴/投資者。同時,駐荷蘭台北代表處則完善履行其官方指導及支援單位的角色,多年來全力促成TGN平台與台灣和荷蘭雙方的產官學重點單位達成串聯。此二方的貢獻與支援,對TBD 系列活動和對TGN平台過去十年內執行的數項台荷新創生態系鏈接計畫來說,無疑是至關重要,不可或缺的。 接下來,駐荷蘭陳欣新代表也為本次活動致歡迎詞。陳欣新代表對荷蘭台灣商機日TBD系列活動表示支持,也表達對台灣與荷蘭的新創公司抱有的高度期許,期望兩地的創新創業者能把握利用TBD平台及其夥伴所提供的多項軟著陸資源,向國際擴展邁出穩實的下一步。 下一位致詞的來賓為荷蘭烏特勒支市副市長 Klaas Verschuure。副市長 Verschuure提出一重要的觀點:台灣對荷蘭新創公司來說,實為一塊瑰寶 。台灣不但在產業界擁有絕佳的R&D科技實力,官方對新創界更有高度的支持,同時台灣開放透明的社會氛圍也塑造了極好的商業環境。事實上,台灣與荷蘭雙方新創界各自的優勢,正好是相輔相成的,也因此這兩個生態系之間的緊密合作,必然能為世界創造許多高價值的解決方案。 最後致詞的來賓為來自InvesTaiwan投資臺灣事務所的 Emile M. P. Chang 張銘斌執行長。張執行長表達對本次講座活動的肯定,也介紹了InvesTaiwan作為投資台灣的中心聯絡窗口之角色。張執行長並歡迎有意願在台灣投資的夥伴直接與InvesTaiwan聯繫諮詢,由投資臺灣事務所提供客製化服務,協助投資進程走向下一步。 荷蘭講者 本次荷蘭台灣商機講座的前半場中,來自荷蘭多個關鍵單位的三位講者陸續分享了他們眼中對荷蘭公司及荷蘭新創界來說,最值得關注的台灣機會與資源。 首位講者為前荷蘭駐台代表,及現任荷蘭經濟部半導體產業資深政策顧問 Guy Wittich 紀維德。Guy 自 1980 年代以來在亞洲和台灣工作將近30年,且經歷橫跨產業和公共部門,甚至在台灣創建過自己的新創企業。演講中,Guy 概述了他在這些年所觀察到的各種成功的台荷合作模式。特別是在創新和製造領域,這些台荷合作模式對台積電和ASML等公司今日的的成功,確實有極大的貢獻。 事實上,這些台荷產業關係多年來所建立的穩固基礎,也造就了健全的台荷合作架構和一個資源豐富的創業環境,適合荷蘭和台灣的科技新創企業成長與茁壯。 目前,荷蘭和台灣公司在所有行業領域皆有機會進行合作,但在 Deeptech 領域的機會尤其值得關注。 近年來,台灣與荷蘭在奈米科技、半導體等高科技領域中,皆育成了許多高水準的Deeptech 新創企業。這些新創帶來的核心Deeptech深科技創新,將能在醫療、金融等產業中達到極高價值的應用,而台荷新創生態系之間的合作正是把深科技帶往應用端的關鍵。 更具體地說,荷蘭Deeptech創新者可以從台灣合作夥伴的高運營效率和強大的製造能力中受益,擴大其運營規模並進一步接軌台灣科技業已建立的國際市場通路。 此外,台灣的投資人,很多情況下也適合成為處於擴張階段的荷蘭新創企業的資金來源。 下一位講者為來自荷蘭企業署 (RVO) 的 亞洲國際貿易項目經理 Laisy Deng。 在她的演講中,她重點介紹了 RVO 為荷蘭企業提供的各種服務和解決方案,以幫助他們實現在台灣的商業計劃。 無論一家公司是處於正在考慮向台灣擴張的策略性探索階段,或一家荷蘭公司已正在向台灣出口產品,並希望尋找新的方式獲得更多出口訂單,或一家已在台灣經營的荷蘭公司正在尋找新的融資來源,RVO 皆可以提供適當的資源和服務,幫助荷蘭企業在台灣商業環境中取得成功。 接著,外貿協會(TAITRA)鹿特丹辦公室的 Director Patty Yen 概述了 TAITRA 為荷蘭公司提供的服務。 外貿協會 TAITRA 全名為Taiwan External Trade Development Council,該組織的使命是幫助創業者擴張其國際事業。 2022 年 5 月,TAITRA 歡迎荷蘭新創企業和創業者參加 InnoVEX 展覽,這是台北 Computex 電腦展中專為新創企業設置的展覽平台。 InnoVEX 位於世界頂級的科技盛會之中,正是荷蘭企業家結識台灣潛在合作夥伴和投資者的理想機會。 歡迎有興趣的各界荷蘭夥伴聯繫TAITRA了解更多信息。 台灣講者 本次講座的後半場,則由來自台灣的 3 位講者從台灣端的角度,分享台灣新創生態系環境目前為荷蘭各界夥伴提供的各種機會和資源。 值得點出的是,每位講者所代表的單位,在台灣創業生態系中皆扮演不同的角色,也因此每一位講者皆能帶來各自獨特的觀點。 首先,來自 Startup Terrace 的講者 Daisy Lee,介紹了林口新創園為國際企業提供的解決方案。 Startup Terrace 園區位於台北創業環境的中心地帶林口,為國際新創企業提供多種形式的辦公空間,也為國際人才提供住宿設施。 除了滿足這些基本需求之外,更重要的是,Startup Terrace 還提供多方面的商業服務,以幫助新創公司加速接軌國際市場。 具體來說,Startup Terrace 為初創企業提供 1)策略管理、會計、法規等方面之諮詢、2)科技/產品驗證服務,以在醫院、學校等場景中測試其技術,3) 並為團隊提供台灣新創生態系Networking機會,以便與台灣新創界中的主要關鍵單位、投資者、和其他相關企業建立聯繫 . 下一位講者Jerry Lin則分享了TRIPLE - 臺灣創新快製媒合中心為國際新創公司提供的主要服務。 TRIPLE 的媒合平台,可以將國際新創公司與台灣製造和設計產業中的潛在合作夥伴聯繫配對。從最初的設計理念到 system integration,再到 prototyping,直到大規模生產,TRIPLE 的媒合能量可以為國際新創在 Product Journey中的每一步找到最適合的台灣產業夥伴,並滿足新創每一步的設計/生產需求。 TBD21 的最後一位講者為來自華揚創投集團的運營合夥人Cami Lu 呂緗柔。 演講中,Cami 從 VC的角度概述了台灣AI人工智能領域內的主要投資趨勢。 根據最近的台灣融資數據,人工智能新創公司對台灣投資者頗具吸引力,其中投資人又對早期(Pre-A 和 A 輪)人工智能新創公司特別感興趣。就產業領域來說,投資人對活躍在廣告/營銷和醫療健康領域的人工智能新創公司興趣最高。台灣投資人工智能新創公司的單位中,最大多數的投資單位皆屬於Corporate/CVC 和Venture Capital。 目前谷歌和微軟等有影響力的國際科技公司,已對台灣人工智能創業生態系展現出高度的肯定與期許,也在台灣開展了多項 AI 領域相關企劃。基於台灣強大的硬體產業能量,台灣人工智能產業未來確實有潛力帶給世界許多值得矚目的創新和發展。 WeScale Challenge 2021 優勝團隊:
CancerFree Biotech 精拓生技 WeScale Challenge 是一項旨在促進和鼓勵台灣和荷蘭的新創公司進行國際業務擴張的年度 Pitching 競賽。每年,獲勝的新創團隊都能獲得各項商業資源來啟動他們的業務擴張計劃。 今年於11月9日舉辦的WeScale Challenge比賽中,來自台灣的6組新創團隊,在來自台灣與荷蘭的國際評審團和線上觀眾面前,以五分鐘的簡報展現公司的核心產品、科技、與往國際市場拓展之願景,並回答評審團的提問。本次分享的新創包括: Strong and Wise Material Tech Company TargeTrust Biotech Imakawa Technology CO iMobile Mind GIANT POWER TECHNOLOGY BIOMEDICAL CORP. CancerFree Biotech 本年度 WeScale Challenge 優勝的新創團隊為 CancerFree Biotech (精拓生技)。國際評審團一致認為,Cancerfree Biotech 帶來了一種真正創新的解決方案,並具有在歐洲市場取得成功的最大潛力。在荷蘭台灣商機日 Taiwan Business Day (TBD) 線上講座中,CancerFree Biotech也在線上會議上接受主辦方頒與獎項。 CancerFree Biotech 精拓生技: 公司介紹 精拓生技以創新的精準醫療為基底,專注於循環腫瘤細胞(Circulating tumor cells, CTCs)的活細胞分析,致力於研發更具有市場競爭力的個人化抗癌藥物檢測服務,透過仿生腫瘤類器官培養系統,協助醫生和患者制定最佳治療策略,以在 各個階段對抗癌症並降低無效用藥的機率。除了臨床檢測服務外,本司獨家之 CTC擴增技術可提供完整的藥物測試平台,此平台將可與國內、外各大藥廠與學研機構合作,成為癌症藥物開發臨床前之測試平台。 TBD21講座後:What’s Next? 目前,TGN 與台荷加速器正積極推動公私合營(PPP)的台灣-荷蘭新創創業平臺,積極邀請更多的台灣的創新生態體系、加速器、投資機構、科學園區等,以及荷蘭地區創新發展機構、醫院、AI Hub alliance, 密切合作,建立更緊密的共同研發、共同驗證、共同開發、共同成長的合作機制。 台灣可扮演荷蘭新創進入亞太市場的跳板,尤其是經濟部中小企業處在林口設立的林口新創園區,提供一個協助新創加速成長的新創生態圈。 荷蘭則可做為台灣新創公司作爲驗證產品、市場的最佳驗證場域。尤其是自2015年起,荷蘭烏特勒支地區與TGN和台灣育成聯盟簽署台荷新創交流合作意向書起,雙邊就更加積極協助新創走向國際化。近年來,TGN及台荷加速器持續與阿姆斯特丹、萊頓、海牙、鹿特丹、安霍芬、馬斯垂克等地區發展機構、行業協會、加速器和投資者建構更加完整的,以創新地區為單位的合作平臺。 尤其是自2020年,在駐荷蘭代表處大力推動支持,荷蘭臺商會設立新創委員會,定期舉辦新創相見歡活動、新創投資者媒合會,更是促使這個臺荷之間的新創平臺如虎添翼。 同時,TGN及台荷加速器也正在積極籌設基金,一邊輔導新創募資、一邊協助新創公司發展市場通路。以Venture Builder 的角度,積極協助新創加速成長與成功。 若您有興趣與TGN及台荷加速器就上述的工作方向展開合作,請通過 info@taiwanglobalization.net 與我們聯繫。我們歡迎各界夥伴與我們共同努力,一齊合力延伸和放大台荷新創生態系之間的合作能量,並以具體行動促成台灣新創產業連結國際! Crossroads 2021 Crossroads 是由荷蘭烏特勒支新創育成組織 StartupUtrecht主持。於全球創業週(GEW)期間舉辦國際新創生態系交流會議,在 11月8日至11月11日之間,來自世界各國的新創公司、大型企業、投資人、加速器、孵化器等組織,將透過多場線上活動共聚一堂,相互連接與互動。 今年的Crossroads會議主題為「Meet > Match > Multiply」,期許能幫助來自各地的新創與潛在的生態系夥伴,在活動中能達到相遇、配對、倍數成長之目的。 今年 TBD21 與 WeScale Challenge 兩項活動為TGN、台荷加速器和台歐夥伴與 Crossroads 2021會議合作串聯舉辦,並納入Crossroads 2021議程。 Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan (GEW Taiwan) 在台灣端,全球創業週的國際串連則由經濟部中小企業處支持,於11月8日至11月14日期間,由新創總會號召全台灣,舉辦創業活動進入GEW架構,以達到更高的國際能見度,也促使全球創業界的國際夥伴,共同參與台灣新創圈活動,增進台灣新創圈與國際產業間的密切交流。 ​ 今年 TBD21 與 WeScale Challenge 兩項活動為TGN、台荷加速器和台歐夥伴與 GEW Taiwan 合作串聯舉辦,並納入GEW Taiwan 議程。 TBD21 活動夥伴 本次的台荷全球創業週系列活動為 Taiwan Globalization Network、台荷加速器、StartupUtrecht和荷蘭台灣商會共同主辦。同時,我們的協辦夥伴也為活動的圓滿執行做出了極大的貢獻。本次活動的協辦單位包括:國家生技研究園區創服育成中心、中研院生醫轉譯研究中心、InvesTaiwan、 林口新創園區、 華揚創投、 外貿協會 TAITRA 、新創總會、以及荷蘭端的地區夥伴 ROM Utrecht Region、荷蘭創業育成協會 (DIA)。最重要的是,經濟部中小企業處與駐荷蘭台北代表處對本次活動不停歇的支持,更為TBD活動舉辦成功的一大關鍵。在此,活動主辦方對上述夥伴表達我們的鄭重感謝。 同時我們也感謝目前正進行中的 Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share 線上展會展覽夥伴與贊助單位。各界夥伴的大力協助與支持,對我們鏈接台灣與荷蘭兩地新創生態系的願景來說,實為不可或缺的。我們也期盼在未來的年度TBD活動中,能持續與各夥伴單位合作,共同強化連接台荷新創界的串聯能量。 主辦單位 Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN Tiger Accelerator Startup Utrecht Taiwan Business Association (TBA) in The Netherlands, Innovation Committee 協辦單位 Biohub Taiwan Biomedical Translation Research Center InvesTaiwan Startup Terrace Sunsino Venture Group TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) NiEA (National Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association) 指導單位 Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands

TBD21 & WeScale Challenge: Connecting Business Opportunities with Entrepreneurs in TW & NL

TBD21 & WeScale Challenge: Connecting Business Opportunities with Entrepreneurs in TW & NL

On November 10 2021, the 10th edition of Taiwan Business Day (TBD) in the Netherlands was successfully held in an online webinar format, with over 90 participants hailing from business & entrepreneurship communities in both Taiwan & the Netherlands. Organized as the combined effort of TGN, Tiger Accelerator, StartupUtrecht and Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands (TBA-NL), this year’s TBD featured an inspiring theme — Smart Money for Smart Startups. Throughout the webinar, business leaders and key ecosystem stakeholders shared their insights and knowledge on the resources & opportunities available for startups from Taiwan & the Netherlands to achieve success internationally, and to scale up in each others’ geography. Taiwan Business Day (TBD) is an annual seminar event organized in the Netherlands by Taiwan Globalization Network (TGN) and partners. Starting in 2012, TBD had facilitated numerous cooperations between innovation ecosystems in the two geographies, and had encouraged the formation of many valuable business connections between the Netherlands & Taiwan. Welcome & Opening Speeches At the beginning of the webinar, moderator Pim de Bokx (Chairman Dutch Incubation Association, DIA) introduced Valerie Hsu, Founder & Director of TGN & Tiger Accelerator. Addressing the TBD event’s 10th Anniversary, Valerie shared a brief introduction on the main objectives behind the TBD event, and how it’s scope grew through the years. Currently, TBD has become one element in a much larger Ecosystem-to-Ecosystem relationships between the startup scenes in Taiwan and the Netherlands, which also includes other projects like the RAPID-Health program, 1-on-1 Coaching offered by Tiger Accelerator, venture-building and co-investment arrangements provided by partners in NL & TW, as well as many more hub-to-hub softlanding instruments. Ultimately, TGN is creating a platform which facilitates companies to utilize the Netherlands as a hub to enter the European market, as well as utilizing Taiwan as a hub to enter the Asian market, and the TBD event highlights the many possible specific passageways within this broader connection. Valerie also pointed out that, since the early days of the TBD event in 2012, there has been continuous and substantial support from both the Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands (TBA-NL) and the Taiwan Representative Office in the Netherlands (TRO). Throughout the years, TBA-NL connected its senior business leaders memberbase to the TGN platform, both in the capacity as management consultants for startups and as potential partners/investors. Meanwhile, TRO facilitated TGN’s projects in the role of a public institution, connecting the TGN platform with various key stakeholders in Taiwan and the Netherlands, both in the public and private sectors. The input from these two parties were certainly pivotal to the current success of both the TBD seminars and the Taiwan Globalization Network platform. In her welcome speech, Representative Hsin Hsin Chen of the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands expressed her support for the TBD initiative, as well as her high hope for the startups from both Taiwan & the Netherlands to make use of the softlanding resources provided by the partners of the TBD platform, in order to truly take the next step in their internationalization journey. In turn, with his opening remarks, Vice Mayor Klaas Verschuure of the City of Utrecht brought up the notion that Taiwan is a hidden gem for Dutch startups, with excellent R&D capabilities, positive public support, an open society that enables great ease in doing business, and many technological opportunities. Indeed, the strengths of Taiwan’s and the Netherlands’ startup scenes compliment each other, and by working together, the two ecosystems have the capacity to co-create many more valuable solutions for the world. Then, Emile M. P. Chang, CEO of InvesTaiwan, delivered a welcome message that highlights the importance of investment in this collaborative relationship between Taiwan and the Netherlands. As an organization connecting many stakeholders and institutions, InvesTaiwan can act as a central service window for foreign investments to Taiwan. For those interested in the investment opportunities Taiwan has to offer, InvesTaiwan would be the right party to contact for taking the first step. Keynote Speakers: Netherlands After the opening remarks, the first half of TBD21 featured 3 Keynote Speakers from the Netherlands, sharing their insights on the most noteworthy Taiwanese opportunities currently available and accessible for Dutch businesses, and especially for Dutch startups. First to present was Guy Wittich, Former Representative of the Netherlands Office Taipei / Senior Policy Advisor for Semiconductor Industry at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, The Netherlands. Having worked in Taiwan & in Asia since the 1980s, and having worked in both the private and public sectors, Guy identified the various existing modes of TW-NL collaboration he has observed through the years, particularly in the domains of innovation and manufacturing, which contributed to the great success of companies like TSMC and ASML. Indeed, the solid collaborative basis established by these relationships also contribute to robust institutions and a resourceful entrepreneurial environment fit for Dutch and Taiwanese tech startups to grow and thrive. Currently, there are opportunities for Dutch and Taiwanese companies to collaborate across all industry sectors, but opportunities are particularly noteworthy in the Deeptech sector. In recent years, both the Netherlands and Taiwan have curated impressive portfolios of Deeptech startups in fields such as nanotechnology and semiconductors, with promising applications in high value industries such as healthcare and finance. More specifically, Dutch deeptech innovators can benefit from Taiwanese partners’ operational efficiency and manufacturing capabilities, to scale up their operation and further connect with international markets. Additionally, Taiwanese sources of investment, often in the form of Private Equity, can also be a highly relevant source of finance for many Dutch startups at the scaling up stage. The next keynote came from Laisy Deng from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). In her presentation, she highlighted the various services and solutions offered by the RVO to Dutch businesses, to help them pursue their business plans for Taiwan. Whether a company is at the beginning stage of exploring/considering their options for expansion to Taiwan, or if a Dutch company is already exporting to Taiwan and is interested in new ways to obtain more export orders, or if a Dutch company operating in Taiwan is in search for new sources of financing, RVO can provide the appropriate resources and services to help companies achieve success in the Taiwanese business environment. After this, Patty Yen, Director at Taiwan Trade Center Rotterdam(TAITRA) gave an overview of the services provided by TAITRA for Dutch companies. TAITRA is the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, an organization with the mission to assist entrepreneurs expand their global reach. In May 2022, TAITRA welcomes Dutch startups and entrepreneurs to join the InnoVEX exhibition, the startup platform of Taipei’s Computex technology trade show & conference. Situated within one of the world’s largest tech events, InnoVEX is the ideal opportunity for Dutch entrepreneurs to meet potential partners and investors in Taiwan. Interested parties are welcome to contact TAITRA for more information. Keynote Speakers: Taiwan In the second half of TBD21, 3 Keynote Speakers from Taiwan shared their knowledge on the various opportunities and resources that Taiwan’s startup environment currently offers to Dutch stakeholders. Interestingly, each speaker presented a unique perspective from a different role in Taiwan’s startup ecosystem. Firstly, Daisy Lee from Taiwan’s Startup Terrace introduced the solutions Startup Terrace provides for international companies. With a campus situated in Linkou, in the heart of Taipei entrepreneurship landscape, Startup Terrace offers diverse forms of office spaces for international startups, as well as accommodation for international talents to stay in. Perhaps more importantly, beyond fulfilling these basic needs, Startup Terrace also provides extensive business services to help startups accelerate and approach international markets. Specifically, Startup Terrace provides Professional Consulting, Proof of Concept services for startups to test their technologies in environments such as hospitals, schools and more, and Ecosystem Networking opportunities for startups to connect with key stakeholders, investors, and other relevant businesses in Taiwan’s startup scene. Then, speaker Jerry Lin shared an overview of the main services provided by TRIPLE - Taiwan Rapid Innovation Prototyping League for Entrepreneurs. TRIPLE’s matchmaking platform can link and match international startups to a rich portfolio of Taiwanese manufacturing and design partners that can best support their needs, at every step in the product’s journey, from initial design ideas to system integration, to prototyping, to mass production. For many tech startups, this can be a highly relevant channel for identifying the most fitting manufacturing resources. The final presentation at TBD21 came from Cami Lu, Operating Partner of Sunsino Venture Group, where she outlined the major opportunities for investment in Taiwan’s Artificial Intelligence sector, from the perspective of a Venture Capital investor. According to recent funding trends, AI startups have been rather appealing for Taiwanese investors, and among them there is a particular interest in early stages (pre-A and A round) AI startups. As for industries, the highest investment interests are for AI startups active in the Advertising/Marketing and Healthcare sectors. In Taiwan, currently the largest category of investors in AI startups are corporates/CVCs and Venture Capital. Judging from the current international recognition in Taiwan’s AI startup ecosystem by influential companies such as Google and Microsoft, and based on Taiwan’s strong history of hardware competence, Taiwan’s AI sector certainly has the potential to bring forth many new ideas and developments in the future. WeScale Challenge 2021 Winner: CancerFree Biotech The WeScale Challenge is an annual pitch competition for startups interested in international expansion via Taiwan & the Netherlands. Each year, the winning startups are awarded with business resources to kickstart their business expansion plan. This year, the WeScale Challenge took place on Nov 9, 2021. During the pitch competition, 6 Taiwanese startups presented their core products, technologies, and their vision for international expansion, in front of an International Jury and a live audience made up of business community members from both Taiwan and the Netherlands. After each pitch, the startups also took on answering the Jury's insightful and incisive questions. The startups pitching at the WeScale Challenge 2021 included: Strong and Wise Material Tech Company TargeTrust Biotech Imakawa Technology CO iMobile Mind GIANT POWER TECHNOLOGY BIOMEDICAL CORP. CancerFree Biotech In the Taiwan Business Day webinar, the winner of this year’s WeScale Challenge was announced. The winner of WeScale Challenge 2021 is: Cancerfree Biotech. The jury agreed that CancerFree Biotech introduces a truly innovative solution, with the highest potential to achieve success in the European market. CancerFree Biotech: Company Profile We are the first commercialized in-vitro tumor cell culture platform from liquid biopsy. Current cancer treatment is based on standard treatment protocols and physician experience, but individual differences make treatment methods work differently for each patient. Through our platform E.V.A. (Ex-Vivo Avatar), doctors will know the actual effect of drugs on patients’ cancer cells, and can further tailor treatment to patients’ conditions, reducing the risk of patients trying drugs on themselves and reducing the risk and cost of potential ineffective drugs. E.V.A. is Circulating Tumor Cell - Derived Organoid (CDO) culture system containing 3D scaffolds to facilitate tumor cell proliferation. We have completed more than 800 real world data across more than 100 types of solid tumors. The early clinical data shows the average clinical response rate is 76.9%. E.V.A. can also help new cancer drug development companies to validate the drug suppression effect on tumor cells from real patients and screen for the clinical trial candidates. CancerFree Biotech is committed to developing a more competitive and personalized anti-cancer drug testing service. What’s Next After TBD21? Currently, TGN & Tiger Accelerator are committing efforts into establishing a public-private-partnership (PPP) cooperation structure to strengthen the Taiwan - Netherlands soft-landing bridge via Hub2Hub – regional innovation hubs collaboration. Some of the main goals within this project include creating collaborative and lasting relationships with multiple regions and cities in the Netherlands, organizing a sustainable matchmaking platform between investors and startups from TW and NL, establishing an investment funds as a fundraising instrument to help startups enter new markets via a venture-builder model, and more. If you are interested in collaborating with TGN & Tiger Accelerator to co-create projects within the scope of these goals, please get in touch with us at info@taiwanglobalization.net We are always looking for ways to build new partnerships and to extend the capacity of TGN & Tiger Accelerator, by connecting more stakeholders to a collaborative network. Crossroads 2021 Crossroads 2021 is an international conference organized by StartupUtrecht from 8 – 11 November, during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2021. In the conference, startups, scaleups, investors, corporates, and various stakeholders in the European startup ecosystem come together to network and engage with each other. This year, Taiwan Business Day 2021 and WeScale Challenge 2021 are organized as a part of the Crossroads 2021 program. Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan (GEW Taiwan) Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan is supported by Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration(SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), and activated by the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (NiEA). During the week between November 8 and November 14, GEW Taiwan highlights numerous Taiwanese startup ecosystem events in an international context, and draws attention to what Taiwan’s startup scene has to offer for international partners. This year, Taiwan Business Day 2021 and WeScale Challenge 2021 are organized as a part of the GEW Taiwan Program. TBD21 Event Partners This year’s TBD 21 Event Series is the outcome of the combined efforts of Taiwan Globalization Network (TGN), Tiger Accelerator, StartupUtrecht and Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands (TBA-NL). In addition to these efforts, the event series was made possible by the significant contribution of our co-organizers: Biohub Taiwan, Biomedical Translation Research Center, InvesTaiwan, Startup Terrace, Sunsino Venture Group, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), NiEA (National Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association), and with the great help from our local partner ROM Utrecht Region in the Netherlands and Dutch Incubation Association (DIA). Finally, the events’ success also needs to be attributed to the sustained support from our advisors: Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands. The organizers of the TBD21 events would like to hereby express our appreciation to all partners mentioned above, as well as to the sponsors/partners of the ongoing Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share 2021 virtual exhibition. The pivotal support of our partners is what empowers us to strengthen the ecosystem-to-ecosystem connection between Taiwan and the Netherlands. We look forward to collaborating with our partners again in the many future editions of the Taiwan Business Day in the Netherlands event series, and to expand the capacity of our networks together. Organizers Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN Tiger Accelerator Startup Utrecht Taiwan Business Association (TBA) in The Netherlands, Innovation Committee Co-Organizers Biohub Taiwan Biomedical Translation Research Center Invest Taiwan Startup Terrace Sunsino Venture Group TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) NiEA (National Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association) Supported by: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands

November Events: WeScale Challenge, Taiwan Business Day 2021, Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share

November Events: WeScale Challenge, Taiwan Business Day 2021, Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share

In November 2021, Tiger Accelerator, TGN and partners are collaborating with Crossroads 2021 and Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan (GEW Taiwan) to organize several online events, with the aim of bridging the startup ecosystems in Taiwan & the Netherlands, and creating opportunities for key stakeholders from both geographies to connect. Firstly, on November 9, the WeScale Challenge startup pitching competition will take place, where startups from Taiwan & the Netherlands will pitch their international expansion plan in front of an expert jury. Then, on November 10, the Taiwan Business Day webinar will be held, where business leaders from Taiwan & the Netherlands will present a series of keynote speeches and share their insights on the opportunities available in both startup ecosystems. Alongside these real time events, Tiger Accelerator has also launched the Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share (TIFS) online exhibition together with its co-organizers and sponsors. The exhibition contains booths from over 100 highlighted Taiwanese startups, as well as pavilions from key stakeholders in Taiwan’s startup scene, and will serve as a platform that showcases Taiwan’s startup ecosystem to an international audience. Partners from Taiwan & Europe’s startup ecosystems are naturally welcome to participate in these upcoming events! Find out how you can take part in each of the events below: WeScale Challenge 2021 (November 9) The WeScale Challenge is an annual pitch competition for startups interested in international expansion via Taiwan & the Netherlands. Each year, the winning startups are awarded with business resources to kickstart their business expansion plan. In the 2021 edition, 6 startups from Taiwan & 6 startups from the Netherlands will pitch their expansion plans in front of an international jury. The winning companies from the Netherlands will receive the Taiwan Explorer Awards, including access into Taiwan’s robust support system for startups. The winning companies from Taiwan will receive free coaching hours and soft-landing resources in Europe, provided by Taiwan Globalization Network, Tiger Accelerator, and partners. Registration for pitching is still open! If you are a startup/scale-up company interested in participating in the competition, please sign up via the registration form. If you are interested in watching the pitch competition as an audience member, please register for the event via Eventbrite. Taiwan Business Day 2021 (November 10) Taiwan Business Day (TBD) is an annual event organized by Taiwan Globalization Network (TGN) & its partners since 2012, aiming to connect businesses opportunities and entrepreneurial ecosystems between Taiwan and the Netherlands. The event includes presentations from relevant business leaders, as well as opportunities for stakeholders from both geographies to showcase their portfolio and network with potential partners. In the 2021 edition, the event theme is: Smart Money for Smart Startups (千里馬與伯樂 在荷蘭相遇). The Taiwanese and Dutch economies have many similarities, as they are both open economies with a large export focus. SME’s play the main role in both countries, both in the service industry as in production and as suppliers of large corporations. General differences are that Taiwanese companies have traditionally focused on outsourced production and Dutch companies on design, trade, and services. In recent years both countries have moved to top regional rankings on innovation and start-up climate, showing that both economies are going through rapid renewal processes. Following this trend, Taiwan Business Day offers opportunities for young companies and scale-ups from both countries – to match/mix and succeed. In 2021, Taiwan Business Day will take the form of a webinar, and will feature keynotes from a lineup of expert speakers including Guy Wittich (Advisor for Semiconductor Industry at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, The Netherlands), Cami Lu (Operating Partner, Susino Venture Group), and many more business/governance leaders from Taiwan & the Netherlands. You can see the full event agenda and register for the event via Eventbrite. Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share (TIFS) Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share contains a virtual exhibition which presents highlighted Taiwanese innovation to an international audience, facilitates Taiwanese startups to connect with international partners, and showcases opportunities in the Taiwanese startup ecosystem that are open for international stakeholders. The exhibition will remain accessible online in the coming year, and it is still possible to become a Pavilion Partner, to become a sponsor, or to co-organize future events under the TIFS framework! To learn more about how to participate on the TIFS platform, please contact: info@taiwanglobalization.net To see the startups currently exhibiting, please visit the TIFS exhibition. Crossroads 2021 Crossroads 2021 is an international conference organized by StartupUtrecht from 8 – 11 November, during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2021. In the conference, startups, scaleups, investors, corporates, and various stakeholders in the European startup ecosystem come together to network and engage with each other. With our upcoming events included in the Crossroads program, Tiger Accelerator & TGN are collaborating with Crossroads to connect Taiwan’s startup ecosystem with the European startup community. You can browse through the rest of the Crossroads program here. Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan (GEW Taiwan) On the Taiwanese side, Global Entrepreneurship Week Taiwan is supported by Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration(SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), and activated by the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (NiEA). During the week between November 8 and November 14, GEW Taiwan highlights numerous Taiwanese startup ecosystem events in an international context, and draws attention to what Taiwan’s startup scene has to offer for international partners. Event Organizers The above events are made possible with the collective effort of the following organizations: Organizers Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN Tiger Accelerator Startup Utrecht Taiwan Business Association (TBA) in The Netherlands, Innovation Committee Co-Organizers Biohub Taiwan Biomedical Translation Research Center Invest Taiwan Startup Terrace Sunsino Venture Group TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) NiEA (National Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association) Supported by: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands

台荷全球創業週系列活動: WeScale Challenge、 Taiwan Business Day 講座、Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share 線上展會

台荷全球創業週系列活動: WeScale Challenge、 Taiwan Business Day 講座、Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share 線上展會

本次台荷加速器與荷蘭 Crossroads 會議和台灣全球創業週 (GEW Taiwan) 合作同步串聯,將於 2021 年 11 月舉辦數場台荷新創活動同時架接Crossroads 與 GEW Taiwan兩個活動主題,鏈接雙方新創生態系,並將台灣的新創能量進一步與國際接軌。 在荷蘭端,Crossroads 是由荷蘭烏特勒支新創育成組織 Startup Utrecht主持。於全球創業週(GEW)期間舉辦國際新創生態系交流會議,在 11月8日至11月11日之間,來自世界各國的新創公司、大型企業、投資人、加速器、孵化器等組織,將透過多場線上活動共聚一堂,相互連接與互動。 今年的Crossroads會議主題為「Meet > Match > Multiply」,期許能幫助來自各地的新創與潛在的生態系夥伴,在活動中能達到相遇、配對、倍數成長之目的。 在台灣端,全球創業週的國際串連則由經濟部中小企業處支持,於11月8日至11月14日期間,由新創總會號召全台灣,舉辦創業活動進入GEW架構,以達到更高的國際能見度,也促使全球創業界的國際夥伴,共同參與台灣新創圈活動,增進台灣新創圈與國際產業間的密切交流。 ​ 台荷加速器在Crossroads與GEW Taiwan期間舉辦的台荷新創活動分別為: 1) WeScale Challenge 2021 (台荷新創Pitching競賽,11月9日,15:00 - 16:30 TW) 2) Taiwan Business Day 2021 ( 荷蘭台灣商機日-台荷商機講座 ,11月10日,17:30 - 18:45 TW) 3) Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share (線上虛擬展會 ) 台荷加速器誠摯邀請各界夥伴參與本次的系列活動,與我們一齊共襄盛舉,推動台灣新創生態系進一步連接荷蘭及歐洲相關產業!關於各項活動的更多細節及報名方式請見以下: WeScale Challenge 2021 (11月9日 15:00 - 16:30 TW) WeScale Challenge 是一項旨在促進和鼓勵台灣和荷蘭的新創公司進行國際業務擴張的年度 Pitching 競賽。每年,獲勝的新創團隊都能獲得各項資源來啟動他們的業務擴張計劃。 今年,台荷加速器將會邀請來自台灣的 6 家新創團隊和來自荷蘭的 6 家新創團隊,在國際評審團面前展示公司創新的產品或服務,以及如何在台灣/荷蘭進行業務擴張之計劃。本次競賽中,來自荷蘭的獲勝團隊將獲得 Taiwan Explorer Award,而來自台灣的獲勝團隊將獲得由TGN與台荷加速器提供歐洲的免費輔導以及軟著陸資源。 WeScale Challenge 2021 目前仍開放團隊報名,歡迎有興趣參與 Pitching 的團隊點擊以下連結,填寫參賽報名表單並上傳Pitch deck簡報: 同時,台荷加速器也歡迎其他夥伴觀賞線上活動過程。有興趣觀賞直播的夥伴,請點擊以下連結,填寫觀眾報名表單: Taiwan Business Day 2021: Smart Money for Smart Startups (11月10日 17:30 - 18:45 TW) Taiwan Business Day (TBD, 荷蘭台灣商機日) 為台荷加速器與歐洲夥伴在荷蘭所舉辦的年度活動,旨在向荷蘭商界介紹台灣的新創生態系,並促進荷商了解台灣新創界近年來蓬勃的發展對荷蘭各產業帶來的機會。今年為TBD第十屆舉辦,活動採線上型態,主題為 「Smart Money for Smart Startups 千里馬與伯樂,在荷蘭相遇」 本次 Taiwan Business Day 線上講座,講員陣容包括 Guy Wittich,紀維德 (前荷蘭駐台代表,現任 Senior Policy Advisor for Semiconductor Industry at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, The Netherlands),Cami Lu 呂緗柔 (華陽創投集團 營運合夥人) 等多位來自台灣與荷蘭的專家與商界領袖。完整講座時程及更多講者資訊,請參考活動主頁面。 台荷加速器歡迎各位夥伴踴躍報名參與講座: Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share (TIFS, 線上虛擬展會) Taiwan Innovation Fair & Share (TIFS) 是台荷加速器與TGN自2020起舉辦的年度線上展會活動,在虛擬展場中呈現來自台灣新創生態系的一百多家優秀的公司,並讓歐洲方企業、公家機構、新創育成組織等夥伴進一步了解台灣有那些值得矚目的新創團隊。 2021年展期過後,TIFS 虛擬展館將維持在線,持續做為促進國際新創生態系連接台灣優秀新創團隊之資訊平台。 欲了解更多關於如何參與 TIFS 平台的資訊,包括參展或贊助展館等細節,請聯繫:info@taiwanglobalization.net 欲參觀 TIFS 展館,請至 TIFS 展覽主頁。 Crossroads 2021 本次台荷加速器與荷蘭Crossroad會議合作,將上述系列活動納入Crossroads 2021 的活動議程中。 Crossroads 是由荷蘭烏特勒支新創育成組織 Startup Utrecht 主持。於全球創業週(GEW)期間舉辦國際新創生態系交流會議,在 11月8日至11月11日之間,來自世界各國的新創公司、大型企業、投資人、加速器、孵化器等組織,將透過多場線上活動共聚一堂,相互連接與互動。 今年的Crossroads會議主題為「Meet > Match > Multiply」,期許能幫助來自各地的新創與潛在的生態系夥伴,在活動中能達到相遇、配對、倍數成長之目的。 歡迎各位進入 Crossroads 官網查看更多會議資訊。 台灣全球創業週 (GEW Taiwan) 本次台荷加速器與台灣全球創業週合作,將上述系列活動納入GEW Taiwan 的活動議程中。 在台灣,全球創業週的國際串連由經濟部中小企業處支持,於11月8日至11月14日期間,由新創總會號召全台灣,舉辦創業活動進入GEW架構,以達到更高的國際能見度,也促使全球創業界的國際夥伴,共同參與台灣新創圈活動,增進台灣新創圈與國際產業間的密切交流。 活動夥伴 本次台荷全球創業週系列活動為台灣與歐洲多方夥伴共同努力協作之成果。我們的活動夥伴包括: 主辦單位: Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN Tiger Accelerator Startup Utrecht Taiwan Business Association (TBA) in The Netherlands, Innovation Committee 協辦單位: Biohub Taiwan Biomedical Translation Research Center Invest Taiwan Startup Terrace Sunsino Venture Group TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) NiEA (National Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association) 指導單位: Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands