Global Connections and Scaling Up: TTA's Fifth Anniversary Celebrated with Multifaceted International Forums


TTA is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The National Science Council has planned related activities from September 11th (Monday) to September 12th (Tuesday) to review TTA's development over the past five years and look ahead to the future. In addition to strengthening support for Taiwan's tech startups, TTA is actively attracting international IC startups to Taiwan. Through various international forums, the aim is to explore how international collaborations can enhance startup scale-up and global expansion, while driving continuous innovation and industry advancement. In conjunction with these efforts, XYZ panel discussions will be held to catalyze opportunities for new ventures that merge technology and culture.

flyingVest Ventures, in partnership with the TTA Accelerator Program, has actively engaged in nurturing Taiwanese startups this year. Notably, they have extended their support to guide educational and research-based startups, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among Taiwan's students. By participating in innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives during their academic years, students gain access to expert guidance from accelerator teams, receiving diverse insights into both business and practical aspects. This approach aims to cultivate the next generation of Taiwanese entrepreneurs.

flyingVest Ventures has extended an invitation to its portfolio startups to join the grand forum celebrating TTA's fifth anniversary. This significant event seeks to broaden international perspectives and stimulate innovative thinking, ushering in a renewed focus on entrepreneurship. Together, let's #ScaleUp.

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TTA 5th Anniversary Forum 1:

International Forum : Bringing IC Driven Innovation to the Forefront of the 21st Century Industrial Evolution

This forum invites globally renowned experts from the semiconductor innovation and related industries, as well as enterprises that have successfully utilized chip innovation for product upgrades, to analyze the trends in chip applications development, and to engage in discussions and exchanges on opportunities and challenges in industry collaboration and innovation in chip applications. 

Date and Time: September 11, 2023 (Monday) 09:30-15:20

Venue: Level 3 Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Taipei (No. 2, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City)

09:30-10:00 TTA 5th Anniversary Opening Ceremony
10:10 - 10:35  Keynote Speech: Future Development Trends of IC-Driven Industrial Innovation (TBC)

Speaker: Bor-Sung Liang, Senior Director of Strategic Technology Exploration Platform of MediaTek

10:35 - 11:00 Keynote Speech: Unlocking Innovation at Pace through the Hyperscale Cloud and AI for the IC Industry

Speaker: Greg Wilson, Worldwide Public Sector’s CTO of Microsoft

11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges of Industry and IC Startup Cooperation

Moderator: Stephen Su, Senior Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institute

• Greg Wilson ,Worldwide Public Sector’s CTO of Microsoft
• Reiner John,Coordinator of Research Funding in Corporate Strategy of AVL
• TaiKang Shing, President of Ancora Semiconductors
• Weining Shen, Partner of MediaTek Capital
• Weilun Sun, CEO of Pythia Biotech

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TTA 5th Anniversary Forum 2: 

International Forum : Tech Startup: Scale up & Go Global!

This forum invites globally renowned experts from the technology hardware and software industries to share how chip innovation propels technological advancements in Taiwan's industries. From an international perspective, explores the future prospects for success in technology startups, and engaging in discussions on how Taiwanese startups can expand their presence on the global stage.

13:30 - 13:55 Keynote Speech: Startup Success Scale up Strategy - Cultivating Innovation DNA

Speaker: Sudeepto Roy, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technology Licensing

13:55 - 14:20 Keynote Speech: IC Startups Strategic Layout towards the International Stage (TBC)

Ning-Ning Yu, Vice President of Research and Development of Taboola

14:20 - 15:20 Panel Discussion: The Opportunities and Challenges of Tech Startups Scaling Up and Going Global

Moderator: Shou-De Lin, Chief Machine Learning Scientist of Appier

• Sudeepto Roy, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technology Licensing
• Ning-Ning Yu, Vice President of Research and Development of Taboola
• Yu-Chin Hsu, Chairman of BigObject Inc.
• Luba Tang, Co-founder and CEO of Skymizer Inc. 

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TTA 5th Anniversary Series Forum 3:

XYZ Forum: Opportunities and Challenges of Cultural Technology Innovation

Technological innovation means that AI is rapidly becoming an integral part of our daily life, and the digital transformation of industries is becoming a new driving force for economic growth. This forum invites experts from various fields and generations to discuss the application and integration of humanities, arts, and AI technology.

Date and Time: September 12, 2023 (Tuesday) 15:00-17:00

Venue: B1, S Hotel

(No. 150, Dunhua N. Road., Songshan District, Taipei City)

15:00 - 15:02 Opening
15:02 - 15:07 Welcome Remarks
15:07 - 15:10 Photo Session
15:10 - 15:40 Keynote Speech: Dialogue between Technology and Humanities (TBC)

Charles Lee, Chief Operation Officer of udnFunLife

15:40 - 16:40 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges of Cultural Technology Innovation

Moderator: Jeff Lin, Director of Industrial Technology Investment Corporation / General Director of Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center, ITRI

• Charles Lee, Chief Operation Officer of udnFunLife
• X Representative: Raymond Pao, Senior Vice President and Head of Vive Business Solution of HTC
• Y Representative: Chris Wang, Founder of ThunderCore
• Z Representatives : 
Jack Hsu, Founder of Selfpick Production / Director
Huei Chan, Marketing & Business Director of Pumpkin VR

16:40 - 17:00 On-site interactive discussion (Q&A)

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1. The organizer reserves the right to modify and change the event.
2. The event will be conducted in English.