2018 June 04 d.

EU-Taiwan Cluster Matchmaking Event 2018

Organizer: European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BoFT) – Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), will organise an EU-Taiwan Cluster Cooperation and Matchmaking Event from the 4th to 6th of June 2018 in Taipei (Taiwan). The overall objective of the event is to provide EU clusters access to the Taiwanese market through close cooperation with local-based organisations.

The mission will take place in the context of the European Innovation Week (4-7 June 2018) and COMPUTEX TAIPEI tradeshow (5-8 June 2018).

Mission activities:

  • Taiwan – EU Cluster Matchmaking Event
  • Taiwan – EU Cluster Cooperation Seminar
  • Additional interesting seminars on circular economy, smart manufacturing, smart mobility, renewable energy, 5G
  • Visits to outstanding Taiwanese companies

Dates & place: 4-6 June 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Focus areas:

  • Circular economy
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Renewable energy: special focus on offshore wind
  • Smart cities & smart mobility
  • Smart manufacturing

How to apply?:

Please download the Call for Expression of Interest and the Cluster Questionnaire below, and follow the indicated guidelines for application within the Call for Expression of Interest.

Expressions of interest to participate in this mission must be submitted electronically by the 30th of March (end of the day) at the latest to EUmatchmaking@spi.pt.

If you have questions regarding the event please send an email to EUmatchmaking@spi.pt.

Opportunities for companies:

The activities in the scope of the European Innovation Week and COMPUTEX TAIPEI tradeshow offer great opportunities for European SMEs in the focus areas, to exploit business opportunities with Taiwan. The ECCP encourages European cluster organisations to disseminate this opportunity among their SMEs.

Additionally, cluster organisations applying to this call have the opportunity to propose affiliated start-ups to apply for a subsidy from TAITRA and European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan (EETO) and participate in InnoVEX (6-8 June). InnoVEX is a feature exhibit of COMPUTEX TAIPEI for innovative start-ups working on ICT/IoT applications.

TAITRA and the EETO will provide subsidies for 3 to 5 start-ups (including one round trip flight ticket and four-night accommodations for one person per start-up). Start-ups must have been funded after 1st January 2016. They should preferably work in the fields of artificial intelligence, internet of things, autonomous vehicles or blockchain. Furthermore, companies should be planning to strategically collaborate with Taiwanese companies.

Start-ups proposed by cluster organisations applying to this ECCP call for expression of interest will be analysed by TAITRA/EETO in the scope of this potential subsidy for start-ups. The ECCP DOES NOT provide financial support to companies in the scope of this call for expression of interest.

More information and registration here