Taiwan-Belgium(Wallonia)Innovation Forum

June 7, 2024 13:00-15:00 click to share

InnoVEX Center Stage

The economies and industries of Taiwan and Belgium have long been supported by strong government subsidies for innovative R&D. This is mainly due to the fact that academic-based R&D centers have been the main sources of disruptive innovations in different key core industries (e.g., semiconductors in Taiwan, life sciences in Belgium, etc.).
In recent years, both in Taiwan and Belgium, these government-supported research entities have succeeded in developing applied technologies that are extremely "disruptive" to the industries, and through such technology and business transfer have successfully spawned "scale-up innovative startups" (known as "Scale-ups") that are outstanding in the industries, generating “unicorn” miracles in the industry. This forum has invited Prof. Hank Ching-Yao Huang, Vice President for Innovation of the Natioanl Yangming Chiaotung University, a renowned university Taiwan, and Mr. Xavier Lepot, Director of Louvain Tech Transfer Office from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve from the French-speaking part of Belgium. (the UCLouvain has accumulated a total of 80 Spin-Offs by 2020), as well speakers that are executives from outstanding innovative companies from Taiwan and Belgium to present the latest developments in the field of "Scale-up's" that are successful spin-offs from universities' research projects.


13:00 - 13:10 Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks
Dr. Chi-Hung LinPresident, NYCU
Philippe LACHAPELLEDirector of Technical Partnerships and Networks of Innovation, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency(AWEX)
13:10 - 13:20 Ceremony
NYCU x UCLouvain MOU Signing Ceremony
13:20 - 13:50 Keynote
Academic Institutions Setting Sail: Bridging the Academia-Industry Divide to Cultivate Future Innovative Talents
Dr. Chi-Hung LinPresident, NYCU
13:50 - 14:20 Keynote
The technology platforms of l’UClouvain: the springboard of academic innovation towards industrial development
NICOLAS BIOULDirector, OpenHub
14:20 - 14:40 Demo Pitch
Pitching sessions by Belgian/Wallonan startups and SMEs
NICOLAS BIOULDirector, OpenHub
14:20 - 14:40 Demo Pitch
Pitches from Belgian and Taiwan startups
14:30 - 15:00 Panel
Panel Discussion Taiwan-Belgium SMEs Innovation
Hank HuangVice President, Office of Industry Academia Co-Creation, NYCU


Hank Huang's photo

Hank Huang

Office of Industry Academia Co-Creation, NYCU




Philippe LACHAPELLE's photo


Wallonia Export-Investment Agency(AWEX)