AIT offers suggestions to advance Taiwan’s innovation culture

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/14
By: Emerson Lim

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Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Acting Director Raymond Greene offered suggestions for helping to kick Taiwan's innovation culture into a higher gear at a startup community interaction event that began Thursday.

Taiwan should forge closer ties between the startup community, academia and research institutions, and pursue international exchange opportunities, Greene said at the opening ceremony of Meet Taipei 2019.

"Virtually all innovation clusters in the United States emerged out of anchor universities," he said, citing Silicon Valley and the Research Triangle in North Carolina, among others.

Much of Taiwan's technology industry, he said, was established by people who studied in the United States, especially in the semiconductor industry, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) and Etron's Nicky Lu (盧超群).    [FULL  STORY]

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