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Mobile Easy Pay, Intelligent Living Keeps on Going
Jul 13, 2017
Mobile Easy Pay, Intelligent Living Keeps on Going
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
The E-Commerce and M-commerce boom help promote a rising innovative business model. There are plenty of choices to make in each payment situation. Depending on the advantages of value added, fast and convenient benefits, this type of commerce has begun to replace cash dealing. Electronic payment shares these benefits to help you save on the cost and time using cash dealing or cross-border O2O dealing. The Taipei City Government has set up some 4G network infrastructure consecutively to implement each element in the smart city. It also provides payment methods for the citizens to pay all registration fees by electronic means. In the future, the government plans to combine the activities in the business district with mobile payments, cash flow and other convenient services that are easy for the public to apply.
Smart Home in Taipei: Build up IoT in the city
Jul 13, 2017
Smart Home in Taipei: Build up IoT in the city
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
The Taipei City Government has built up the first “IoT experimental platform” in Taiwan. It has become a trial field, which integrates the value chain of a smart city and applied industries. Because of that, it can trigger multiple applications as well as innovations. It can also lead the industry to develop a solution and a model for whole factory exports. To speed up promoting a smart city and IoT applications and innovations, the government finished deploying the scope of communications. The scope can cover the entire WSNs in IoT (LoRa) across Taipei City. People expected that the government would display all types of innovations and applications on the international stage at the Universiade 2017 and WCIT 2017 by opening up the city to serve as a field for experimental use. It can bring in sufficient energy for research and development.
Taipei Expo has a new look; e-Commerce brings in new trend
Jun 19, 2017
Taipei Expo has a new look; e-Commerce brings in new trend
By HUANG,NUAN-YUN
The e-Commerce craze continues to spread across the world. Many traditional industries have started to explore sales channels for its e-Commerce more actively. In this journal, plenty of successful cases that received the “incentive and subsidy plan for industrial development in Taipei City” may include “Türk Kızları”. Such case puts in a lot of effort in its e-Commerce platform service and product improvement for its content through project implementation. “Türk Kızları” cultivates designers to design cultural and creative products, offers internship opportunities and employability for students from the Department of Turkish, and expects them to become e-Commerce leaders in Turkey. It offers extensive and in-depth content information for the consumers to read. A second case is “Mr. Good”. It connects farmers and fishermen, processing factories, restaurants, cooking studios and consumers to come up with a R&D plan so that it can comply with the feature of quality agriculture and support the production of sustainable agriculture as well as the industrial value chain for manufacturing and marketing. It helps the farmers and fishermen who are less familiar with the production and marketing end to do the processing and packaging work and sell their agricultural products. It sets up an exclusive procedure to handle perishable foods, shortening the route from the place of origin to the dining table. It increases the value of agricultural products for its added value.
Light Up Innovative Brand Image to Ignite Creativity
Jul 13, 2017
Light Up Innovative Brand Image to Ignite Creativity
By HSU,CHU-HSIEN
While many are interested in starting their own business around the world, Taiwan is also proactively creating a friendly environment for business starters. The central government and respective local governments are introducing various incentives for people starting their own business. Private incubation centers, venture accelerators, shared workspaces, and maker spaces are mushrooming, too. For a new company, however, how to make their innovative brand known by others is important and is something they must accomplish. The author suggests that they may take advantage of the international market, a venture agent, various venture competitions and events and the Go Incubation Board for Startup and Acceleration Firms as four major ways to create a higher-level brand. New companies in Taiwan are able to light up their own brand utilizing various strategies. Therefore, they glow in Taiwan and are in the spotlight on the international stage. What is more important is that they can transform their brand image into value on the capital market in order to gain sufficient fuels that keep the fire of innovation going!
FinTech Boosts Momentum to Start a Business
Jul 13, 2017
FinTech Boosts Momentum to Start a Business
By LO,CHIH-SHAN
Faced with the impact brought about by emerging financial technology, powerfully unconventional and innovative characteristics are embedded in the development of the operational model, products, process flow, and application system for the financial service sector. This also further intensifies the collaboration between traditional financial institutions and financial technology providers. The core values of and opportunities brought about by the financial technology lie mainly in effectively reduced cost and efficient quality service, which are conducive to enhanced operational capability of financial institutions while the cost structure is significantly downsized. Taipei, being the political and economic center in Taiwan and a city that lies at the core of the Asia Pacific Region, owns abundant quality technology talent and innovative R&D momentum. While the world is proactively deploying and promoting an innovative approach to business, the innovative sector featuring FinTech mainly targets software systems and innovative service. The latter will be advantageous niche for Taipei while it tries to reach out to the Asia Pacific market.
Unpacking Big Data to Start New Business Opportunities
Jul 13, 2017
Unpacking Big Data to Start New Business Opportunities
By LO,CHIH-SHAN
Nearly all industrial developments rely on the Internet nowadays. By utilizing big data analysis technology, one can more quickly produce diversified data in real time. In other words, for core managers in an enterprise or venture team, they need data-driven strategic thinking. While entrepreneurs are thinking about where to start their business, if they can consider first the deployment of data assets of the business and then what kind of commercial pattern and market value the data can be transformed into and what kind of innovative service to be designed, the data-driven business will be sustainable.
Start a Business Now to Strengthen International Bond
Jul 12, 2017
Start a Business Now to Strengthen International Bond
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
For a startup team, it definitely helps boost operating capital, connections and required technology in the industry and the market share by being able to establish presence in an internationally famous accelerator or to taking part in international entrepreneurship competition where they can exchange experiences and share stories with other elites from around the world. The Taipei City Government’s Department of Economic Development has launched” Taipei City Government Start-up Programs for Subsidy entrepreneurial team abroad” to encourage startup teams to broaden their international horizon, strengthen their connections with the world in terms of funding, talent, and technology.Venture teams with potential that are registered in Taipei are sponsored while they try to establish presence in international accelerators, take part in international venture events, or incubation center development plans.
From Starting a Business to Creating a Brand, Comprehensive Business Subsidies are Available
Jun 19, 2017
From Starting a Business to Creating a Brand, Comprehensive Business Subsidies are Available
By HUANG,NUAN-YUN
There are various business starting patterns either taking shape or transforming throughout the world as a result of different development conditions such as the financial environment, infrastructure, penetration rate of mobile devices, and attitude of the supervisory authority. ICE Technology applied for the “Taipei Industrial Development Incentive Program” in 2012 and received the subsidies for its “innovative platform that helps with smart decision making in financial transactions”. The platform combines real-time message transmission technology and financial transaction service in one, and assists investors in assessing their investment while deciding on the cost in order to minimize transaction risk. ADTC applied for the “Taipei Industrial Development Incentive Program” in 2015 and its focus was on the subsidies for labor and salaries in order to realize popularity of mobile payments and their advanced application and to provide consumers with more diversified service, spearheading the rapid development and industrial upgrade of mobile payment in Taiwan.
You Know at Once Where to Go in Taipei to Start a Business
Jun 19, 2017
You Know at Once Where to Go in Taipei to Start a Business
By HUANG,NUAN-YUN
Encouraging youth to start their own business is one of the priorities of the Taipei City Government in its administration for the future. There is one-stop venture service available as part of the venture cluster that the government tries to create to proactively integrate and manage existing spaces pending utilization throughout Taipei and continue integrating central or private incubation centers or shared workspaces while planning a venture exchange platform for business starters. The venue and public equipment at the innovation base are at their disposal. The hope is to build Taipei into a city friendly for young people wishing to start their own business and fulfill their dream. The “StartUP@Taipei” statistics show that there are 26 incubation centers, 32 investment institutes, 29 shared workspaces, and 11 maker spaces available at present at the venture base in Taipei, including Taipei Co-Space, Garage+, Custard Cream, and Changee workspace . The hope is that through each venture space proactively created to help realize dreams business starters can find one another more easily.
Taipei Leads in Asia Pacific with Competitive In-depth Travel
Jun 18, 2017
Taipei Leads in Asia Pacific with Competitive In-depth Travel
By FENG,LING-HUI
MasterCard Worldwide released the “Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2015” in February 2016. Taipei ranked 11th with 6.4 million tourists. By the mean length of stay of international tourists, it was 6.6 days in Taipei, second only to 9.1 days in Bali, securing second place in the Asia Pacific Region and demonstrating that the abundant and diversified tourism resources in Taipei successfully attract tourists to stay longer for an in-depth visit. As far as the amount of money international tourists spend, Taipei ranked 7th, with the annual total amount of money spent by visitors reaching USD 9.5 billion and it was named by MasterCard to be one of the benchmark cities for tourist dollars.
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