Date: December 6, 2016
Taiwan claimed six gold medals and 12 merit awards at the Asia Pacific Information Communications
Technology Alliance Awards Dec. 5 in Taipei City, a record high in the 16-year history of the event.
Held for the first time in Taipei and jointly organized by the APICTA, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taipei Computer Association, this year’s awards saw 236 teams from 16 APICTA member economies battle it out in 17 categories, including communications, industry applications, startups as well as sustainability and environment technology.
Taiwan’s six gold winners are Amaryllo International B.V. and Huijia Health Life Technology Co., both from Hsinchu County, Mirax Technology Corp. from New Taipei City, PVD Plus from Taichung City and Taipei Municipal Rixin Elementary School, as well as Teamplus Technology Inc., also from New Taipei.
President Tsai Ing-wen said in an address at the presentation ceremony that the awards are especially meaningful for Taiwan as the government is making great efforts to strengthen ties with Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states and South Asian countries, which comprise the bulk of the APICTA membership.
“Taiwan is investing heavily in smart technologies in the realm of Industry 4.0 as well as the Internet of Things, and I hope the outstanding performance of teams from Taiwan has made it clear that they will be ideal partners for you in developing products and markets,” she said. [FULL STORY]