Taiwan startups stage strong show at CES 2018, says MOST

Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

The 32 Taiwan startups that showcased products and services at CES 2018 in January attracted 43,211 visitors and held 2,402 business talks with venture capital firms with potential funding and purchases estimated at US$47.62 million and US$604,000 respectively, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

To help showcase startups, MOST set up the Taiwan Tech Star pavilion at Eureka Park during CES 2018, a special exhibition zone giving startups the opportunities to launch new products, services or ideas. The Taiwan startups' expertise covers smart medical technology, AR, VR, AI, smart wearable devices and IoT (Internet of Things), MOST noted.

Among the startups, Robotelf Technologies won CES 2018 Innovation Award for its home-use robot Robelf; and iXensor won Best of Baby Tech Award for its Eveline ovulation testing system, MOST said.

MOST said it will select Taiwan startups for CES 2019 as early as possible to enhance international promotions.

MOST will also set up a startup incubator in Taipei and invite local and international accelerators to incubate local and overseas start-up teams.