MOST to pick 80 startup teams for participation at Eureka Park at CES 2020

Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will select 80 local startup teams for them to present their innovations at Eureka Park, a global stage for innovation, CES 2020 to take place in Las Vegas, the US, during January 7-10, according to industry sources.

The selected startup teams will showcase their innovations at Taiwan's national pavilion at Eureka Park, the sources said.

MOST picked 32 and 44 Taiwan-based startup teams to participate in Eureka Park CES 2018 and 2019 respectively and eight of the 44 teams in 2019 won Innovation Awards, with the number of teams ranking second among all participating countries next only to France, the sources noted.

Viewing that participation in Eureka Park has substantially help Taiwan-based startup teams attract international venture capital investment, access international market and create international visibility, MOST has decided to enlarge the participation in 2020, the sources indicated.

MOST will select startup teams developing innovative solutions in 10 areas including IoT, AI, blockchain, smart medical care, robotics, smart manufacturing and automotive application, the sources said. MOST will commission government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute to offer short-term training courses to prepare selected startup teams for making presentations and attending one-to-one business interviews at Eureka Park CES 2020, the sources noted.