科技部許有進政務次長於CES 2019展落幕後，除率領15個臺灣科技新創團隊抵達舊金山/矽谷舉行相關Demo Day活動外，亦於舊金山時間17日下午參訪位於舊金山”Pier 70” Uber總部內的前瞻科技中心(Advanced Technologies Group)，並宣布Uber Taiwan正式成為科技部位於台北小巨蛋的國際青年創業基地 Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA)的企業合作夥伴。
許有進次長表示：「2019年對於TTA而言最重要的就是鏈結更多國際知名企業成為企業合作夥伴，舊金山身為世界獨角獸重鎮，本次很榮幸能邀請到 CB Insights 科技獨角獸公司名單中目前排名高居世界第一的 Uber加入 TTA ，共同推動打造世界級的高科技創新創業ecosystem。」
未來Uber Taiwan將與TTA共同舉辦相關新創活動，例如向TTA團隊舉行Reverse Pitch、Pitch Event、培育AI/自駕車人才、業師經驗分享及相關Networking Event，提供TTA新創團隊國際業師、人才、技術等資源，同時加強臺灣與矽谷的高科技創新創鏈結。
TTA從去年6月成立以來，已吸引來自國際科技新創相關的組織French Tech Taiwan、Canadian Technology Accelerator，以及國內外加速器SOSV-MOX, SparkLab Taipei, IAPS和比翼加速器等進駐，去年更吸引國內外114家新創團隊進駐。TTA目前已與Acer、緯創、中國信託、中華電信、nVidia、Microsoft、Audi、星展銀行…等20餘個國內外知名大企業成為企業合作夥伴，未來將持續增加合作夥伴的質與量，提供新創團隊國際業師、資金、人才、技術等資源。
Uber Taiwan Becomes a TTA Corporate Partner
After CES 2019, Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) led a delegation from Taiwan to visit Advanced Technologies Group of Uber HQ in San Francisco, and then announced that Uber Taiwan an official corporate partner of the MoST’s Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) located in Taipei.
“TTA aims to have more partnerships with prestigious international companies in 2019. We are pleased to have Uber, one of the highest ranked unicorn startups, joining TTA, and build a world-class high-tech startup ecosystem together”, said Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu.
Uber Taiwan is expected to hold startup events at TTA. For instance, fostering talents in autonomous car field, having reverse pitch, pitch events, mentors sharing experiences, networking events, providing other startup resources, connecting the ecosystems of Taiwan and Silicon Valley, and etc.
The MoST has successfully converged Taiwanese software engineers working in marketing, autonomous engineering, insurance and delivery sharing areas at Uber. Many of them were entrepreneurs or had been worked at startups. The MoST will invite them to participate in mentor talks and other events held by the Science and Technology Division in San Francisco to assist them to join the ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
Other Talent Cultivation and Exchange Program
The MoST also invited Uber to join the talent cultivation and exchange program. The Ministry looks forward to having a six to twelve months training program for Taiwanese high-tech talents at Uber’s HQ this year, and expects future fellows to contribute to Taiwan’s startup and high-tech ecosystems.
Taiwan Tech Arena Leading Tech Startups to Achieve Global Market
Launched in June 2018, TTA is a flagship program funded by the MOST. The program aims to connect global resources, build a more high-tech startup friendly ecosystem, and foster high-tech entrepreneurship in Taiwan. TTA hopes to attract global and domestic talents and actively foster the innovation of technology industries by building a co-creation platform for startups, accelerators, venture capital, and corporate partners. To date, plenty of public and private international partners are located in TTA, including French Tech Taiwan, Canadian Technology Accelerator, SparkLabs Taipei, BE Capital, SOSV-MOX and IAPS. One hundred and fourteen deep-tech startups were attracted to TTA in 2018. Additionally, TTA is collaborating with more than twenty corporate partners such as Acer, CTBC Bank, Wistron, ChungHwa Telecom, Microsoft, nVidia, Audi, DBS and etc. in multiple spaces.
Ms. Kuan-Yu Victoria Huang
Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)
Tel : +886-2737-7981