InnoVEX, the special startup exhibition of COMPUTEX, will be held in TWTC Hall 3 from June 6 to June 8. One of the co-organizers, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that entering the third year, InnoVEX has gained the attention of more local and international startups. The number of startups joining InnoVEX has increased by over 100; in total InnoVEX will host 388 startups from 21 countries. Nearly 40% of them are international startups, making InnoVEX the Innovation Hub of Asia. Visitors can meet with startups from not only Taiwan, but also Canada, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, United States, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland, Spain, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Sweden, Austria, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. With such a large offering, InnoVEX 2018 is expected to attract more than 18,000 visitors.
InnoVEX Forum: 3 Days, 6 Main Topics, Over 60 Speakers
TCA stated that the forums are an integral part of InnoVEX. The forums will be held in the InnoVEX Center Stage, covering the topics of: AI, Blockchain, Future Mobility, Gaming, Startup Ecosystem, and Women Entrepreneurship. The forums are expected to help startups find inspiration and helpful insights to growing their teams.
On first day and first forum of InnoVEX 2018 will be the Entrepreneurial Game Changer Forum, held by TCA and MOST Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA). We will have a fireside chat with experts from Taiwan Tech Arena, LUMO Labs (Netherlands), and Techstars (US); discussing the cross border tech startup opportunity, sharing the view and strategy to build a solid ecosystem together, and how to co-create with startups, corporate and investors together. In addition, to help startups establish relationships with the media, well-known global media such as e27, BBC, Bloomberg, and more will join a panel to share their insights on understanding new ideas and attracting media attention.
More details on InnoVEX forum can be seen here:
InnoVEX official Sponsor: Pan German Motors Ltd. (BMW Taiwan Importer)
As the only luxury car brand that participates in InnoVEX this year, BMW is going to unveil the mobility of tomorrow to the public in Taiwan through holding the “BMW Future Mobility Forum” during 13:00-14:30 on 6 Jun. 2018. Dr. Mario Urbina Cazenave, BMW Lead UI/UX (User Experience and Interaction) Designer, will come all the way from Munich to give a keynote speech on “BMW Future Vision: Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared”. The trends in technical development and user interface, for example, 5G and AI, will also be mentioned in the his speech. The new BMW i8 roadster will also be displayed at InnoVEX to demonstrate the pioneering and groundbreaking ambition of BMW Group.
Innovation Incubation and National Pavilion to Join InnoVEX 2018
According to TCA, the top 5 InnoVEX startup categories are: IoT, AI, Health & Biotech, AR/VR, and Big Data & Cloud. In addition to the individually exhibiting startups, this year’s pavilions also become one of the highlights. The key pavilion organizers are: Taiwan Startup Springboard, Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, Taiwan Tech Arena, XR-EXPRESS TW, Startup Exposition @ Startup Terrace, TYC, Global Startup Talents @ Taipei, IDB IISC, and more. There will also be 13 national pavilions from The Netherlands, France, EU, and other innovative countries which are expected to help startups network globally.
Collecting the Demands from VCs and Corporates to Build a B2B Matchmaking Platform
InnoVEX invites many domestic and overseas venture capitals, accelerators, incubation centers, and corporation capitals to network with startup teams through pitch and matchmaking activities; and to bring investment opportunities through one-on-one meetings.
Many smart business solutions (especially AI) from startups are used by corporates. In order to match the demands of the corporates with the startups’ offerings, the 2018 AI+ Solution will provide total prize money of NTD 28 million (USD 930,000) for startups who managed to solve the corporates’ AI demands. The companies who will join this event from the corporate side are: Askey, IONT/LILIN, LiteOn, eCloudvalley, 1111 Job Bank, GIGABYTE, Qisda, The SYSCOM Group, Taiwan Shin Kong Security, Shin Kong Fire & Marine Insurance, Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection, SYSTEX, Intumit and more. As the corporates own a vast amount of data, there will be a good opportunity for the startups to test their AI solutions.