Co-organizers of Asia's benchmark startup exhibition, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that InnoVEX Online 2021 has successfully broken through borders and limitations due to the pandemic. Migrating the event to an online platform has gathered as many as 380 startup teams in 28 theme pavilions from over 20 countries and regions. InnoVEX Online 2021 will help the exhibiting startups connect with international resources and exhibit throughout the year. This year, the highlighted exhibitors include: Kneron, eYs3D, BIIC LAB, Profet AI, Homexin, AIOSI, SIDSCO, Vizz, InCyber, Yallvend, and more.
InnoVEX Online 2021 has become the first choice for global visitors to search for the best innovations and startups as Asia's benchmark startup exhibition. In June, visitors from as many as 47 countries and regions around the world joined InnoVEX Online 2021 to search for potential innovations, cooperations, and investments.
TCA stated that InnoVEX Online 2021 will break away from the traditional online exhibition format that has a strict deadline. Instead, InnoVEX Online 2021 will continue to accept startup teams to join the exhibition for online matchmaking. As face-to-face meetings are still restricted due to the pandemic, the move to an online exhibition & matchmaking ensures startups can still look for business opportunities; as well as meet, negotiate, and cooperate with international VCs, corporate VCs (CVCs), in addition to potential domestic and international partners.
InnoVEX Online Visitors Come from 47 Countries and Regions, Top 10 Visitors are from Americas, Europe, and Asia
TCA stated that in June, InnoVEX Online 2021 saw visitors from 47 countries and regions. The top 10 countries and regions for the visitors are: Taiwan, Singapore, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Finland, India, and Switzerland. In the times of pandemic, the online format of InnoVEX allows exhibitors to overcome geographical & timezone limitations while following quarantine and social distancing regulations. It also attracts a great number of diverse visitors and potential investors as well as greatly increasing the reach of the exhibiting startups.
In addition, TCA also stated that the online format of InnoVEX Online 2021 provides domestic and international startup teams with a platform to showcase their innovations throughout the year without any limitations or restrictions commonly found in physical exhibitions. InnoVEX Online 2021 is also a one-stop service for local and international investors: VCs, CVCs, system integrators (SIs), buyers, and more. Visitors can use the platform's built in search engine to directly search for the startup teams they are interested in through the keyword search or search by category function in addition to other 3rd party social media or online meeting platforms. This year, InnoVEX also cooperates with FUNTEK, an exhibitor of InnoVEX Online 2021 to help facilitate meetings between startups and investors with their PinChat online chat service which can greatly improve the efficiency of VCs or companies to find and cooperate with the exhibiting startups.
380 Startups Joined 28 Theme Pavilions in InnoVEX Online 2021 Covering 6 Major Themes Including AI, Healthcare, XR, Enterprise Software, Big Data, and IoT
TCA stated that InnoVEX Online 2021 will feature 380 startups, 28 theme pavilions from 20 countries and regions. This year, there will be startups from: Brazil, Japan, Israel, Hungary, India, France, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Slovakia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Austria, Singapore, Germany, Luxembourg and more. With international teams joining, the online exhibition format will further facilitate the matchmaking between the exhibitors and international VCs, CVCs, and SIs.
The 28 theme pavilions will consist of national pavilions, government pavilions, accelerator pavilions, and more. The 7 national pavilions in InnoVEX Online 2021 include: Asia-Net Japan, ISCO, Hungarian Trade Office, BRAZIL SPACE, Slingshot Philippines, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Czech Pavilion, and more. The 9 government pavilions will consist of AI NEXT Pavilion, AI Startups Pilot Project, IAPS-A2T: Access to Taiwan, Inno AI Program, Startup Terrace, Southeast Asia Theme Pavilion, FCCI ASIA Innovation Pavilion, TYC Startup Pavilion, IAPS-HYPE GVA Taiwan (HYPE SPIN), and so on. The government pavilion will showcase Taiwan's innovative startups and help them integrate and cooperate with the international market.
6 local and international accelerators have also arranged their own pavilions in InnoVEX Online 2021. They are: Hong Kong Cyberport Pavilion, StarFab Accelerator, Taiwan Accelerator Plus, TAIRA (Taiwan AI Robotics Accelerator), BE Accelerator, Flytech x StarFab Accelerator. In addition, there will also be theme pavilions arranged by FutureWard, GLORIA, Taipei Exchange, Center for Industry-Academia Collaboration (CIAC), National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Business Incubation Center, and more.
According to TCA, a significant number of the participating exhibitors for this year's InnoVEX Online 2021 focus on: AI, Health & Biotech, AR/VR/XR, Enterprise Software, Big Data & Cloud, IoT, and more. All of the topics are in high demand as companies constantly look for trends in digital transformation, particularly ones driven by the latest economic trends. Especially because innovation now has moved away from creating wholly new innovative technologies and products; but instead to upgrade existing technology and products as required by companies and society.
This transformation not only allows startups to gain long term income through providing products and services, but also through cooperation with mature companies to enable the companies and society as a whole to carry out and plan their digital transformation.