MOST preps trainees for Silicon Valley talent cultivation project

The LEAP initiative will foster domestic innovation by helping top local talents establish professional networks in the U.S.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/12
By: Taiwan Today, Agencies

The Ministry of Science and Technology kicked off May 10 a three-day training camp

MOST Minister Chen Liang-gee (third right) kick off a three-day training camp for LEAP participants May 10 in Taoyuan City. (Photo courtesy of MOST)

for participants in its Learn, Explore, Aspire, Pioneer project, a talent cultivation initiative offering 50 Taiwan doctorate holders the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge industrial technology R&D in Silicon Valley for one year.

Designed to prepare participants ahead of their August departure for the U.S., the training camp comprises case study presentations, exchange activities with Silicon Valley professionals and seminars by tech industry experts. Invited speakers include Bruce Chen, founder and CEO of payment platform INSTO; Jesse Chen, co-founder of startup investment firm Maton Venture; and Luba Tang, founder and CEO of software solutions developer Skymizer Inc.    [FULL  STORY]

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