TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 25, 2020
The impacts of the recent COVID-19 pandemic on global trade and our daily lives have led to an acceleration of technological innovations in different sectors. At the same time, our society is transitioning from the era of Big Data towards Hyper Digitization. To help industries prepare for these trends and navigate the post-pandemic world, this year’s Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE 2020) highlights the latest smart living technologies that can spark new imaginations. Since its transformation into a global trade show, the TIE continues to draw international attention to Taiwan’s strength in R&D and innovation. This year’s event will showcase how Taiwan stays resilient in the face of a global crisis.
Blueprints for a better world can be found in the three thematic pavilions
Scheduled to be held at Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) from September 24 to 26, the TIE 2020 is jointly curated by the following 10 government bodies: the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), the Ministry of Labor, the Council of Agriculture, the National Development Council, the Environmental Protection Administration, and Academia Sinica.
With “Resilient Taiwan, Smarter Future” as the overarching concept, the event organizers have built three thematic pavilions: Pioneering Inventions, Future Technologies, and Sustainable Development. More than 1,000 products, concepts, and patented technologies will be on display during the three-day trade show. Exhibitions, keynote presentations, and seminars will be live-streamed for international audiences. Guided thematic tours of the exhibitions will take place both physically and online. Other parts of the event such as intellectual property (IP) consultations and one-on-one meetings with suppliers will also be remotely accessible via the Internet.
The TIE has been demonstrating the R&D strength of Taiwan’s private enterprises, government agencies, academic institutions, and research entities. Taking advantage of its position in the region and its local capability for innovation, Taiwan is pursuing a New Southbound Policy and deepening its ties with the US, Europe, and Japan. The long-term goal is to turn the island to an international IP hub and promote home-grown technologies.
The Pioneering Inventions pavilion heralds the arrival of Hyper Digitization
The Pioneering Inventions pavilion will be displaying 105 technological solutions that could be adopted by industries within the next five years. The pavilion is divided into four subsections: hyper-automation, the Internet of Everything, physical-virtual integration, and new healthcare technologies. The solutions shown here are presented in a way that highlights their respective roles in the fields of national defense, disaster prevention, future mobility, and epidemic response. Additionally, the pavilion features immersive exhibitions on service robots, interactive VR experience, smart gym, etc.
The Sustainability Development pavilion offers an exploration of humanity’s future
In keeping with the principle of the 4Rs (redesign, recovery, reduce, and reuse/recycle), the exhibitions at the Sustainability Development pavilion will be showing technologies that may be used to build green homes in the next 20 years. This year’s TIE wants to present a technological ecology that helps realize a circular economy. To that end, exhibitions here reflect the following four topics that will increasingly affect our lives in the future: modern agriculture, green energy technologies, circular economy, and workplace safety. Furthermore, TIE has invited members of the European agricultural sector to share their technologies and professional experience at the Sustainable Development pavilion. They will also attend seminars to discuss joint marketing initiatives and strategic cooperation.
The Future Technologies pavilion opens a new horizon in R&D
Technological advances have a major influence on how we live in the future and can shape the world in ways that we have never imagined. Hence, the Future Technologies pavilion will be showing R&D results that could set the directions of the technology sectors in the next 3-10 years. In curating this pavilion, the MOST has amassed considerable resources and invited Academic Sinica, the MOE, and MOHW to assist in its efforts. Exhibits are centered on precision healthcare, optoelectronics, new materials, AI, and AIoT. They emphasize Taiwan’s advantages in the development of leading-edge technologies and their innovative applications. As part of the COVID-19 response, many of the displays here will be made viewable online.
The International Section breaks new grounds for the expo
The pandemic has led to the cancellation and postponement of trade shows around the world, but this is not the case for TIE 2020. The event will gather 69 exhibitors from 18 countries, including Corning, Cisco, Microsoft, Logitech, Siemens, Nissan, and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand. These international exhibitors will be displaying 123 technological solutions related to information security, Industry 4.0, robotics, biotechnology, energy, and agriculture.
Don’t miss IPBC Taiwan that will be held during the event
The Industry Development Bureau under the MOEA and the Industrial Technology Research Institute have joined forces with IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) to hold a virtual forum IPBC Taiwan in the morning of September 25. This forum will be themed with the value of intangible assets and technology transfers. Hitachi, Uber, and MediaTek are among the global IP leaders that will be joining the online discussions and sharing their strategies. The forum will be broadcasted within the venue of the TIE 2020, on the main stage in Area C of TWTC Hall 1 and can be followed through live stream. All are welcomed to participate.
Taiwan Innotech Expo
Date: Thursday, September 24th to Saturday, September 26th, 2020
Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, Ground Level
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Ms. Mavis Chuang