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From the Dutch startup eco-system, it is clear to find that “innovation” and “international connection” are two critical factors that motivate the overall eco- system to create multiple effects. As the explorer and pioneer of startup ecosystem in Taiwan, Taipei city invites iconic professions and entrepreneurs in Holland to lecture and discuss about the linkage of startup eco-system between Taiwan and Holland.

In the Taipei-Holland Entrepreneurship & Innotech Forum, it is expected to develop the collaboration of new innovations in new industries, which are the potential future leading trends for both countries, exceeding innovative thinking and systematical change to realize perpetual development upon time. The Taipei city is here to build key role linkages for Taiwan Entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Event Agenda

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 11.45 Taipei-Holland Entrepreneurship & Innotech Forum
the Tim, B. Amsterdam

11:45 – 13:30 Lunch and networking
Restaurant Bureau, B. Amsterdam

Topics and Keynote Speakers

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address
Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Director at StartupAmsterdam
Chair of the International Advisory Board at the Amsterdam Economic Board

09:45 – 10:00 Topical Speech
Taipei, Your Access to Success in Asia
Dr. Ko Wen-Je, Mayor of Taipei

10:00 – 10:15 MOU Ceremony
1. IOTA Foundation vs Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
Dominik Schiener, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at IOTA Foundation 
with Chen-Yu Lee, Director at Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

2. Rockstart vs FutureWard 
Andrii Degeler, Head of Brand & Community at Rockstart 
with Daniel Lin, CEO at FutureWard

3.Rockstart vs Hongwell
Andrii Degeler, Head of Brand & Community at Rockstart 
with KT Huang, President of Hongwell

4. Dutch Cycling Embassy/Dutch Bicycle Center vs YOHO City International
Ruben Loendersloot , Board of Dutch Cycling Embassy and 
Director of Dutch Bicycle Center with Nelson Lin, CEO at YOHO City International

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:45 Keynote Speech I
Strategy for linkage of startup ecosystem between Taipei and Holland 
Nils Beers, Executive Director at StartupDelta

10:45 – 11:00 Keynote Speech II
Fostering International Entrepreneurship in Taipei
Dr. JiaMing Liu, Director General at ITRI

11:00 – 11:15 Keynote Speech III
Building Europe’s Biggest Startup Ecosystem
Ricardo van Loenen, CEO and co-founder of B. Building Business

11:15 – 11:30 Keynote Speech IV
Taipei’s Burgeoning Startup Ecosystem 
Daniel Lin, CEO of FutureWard

11:30 – 11:45 Keynote Speech V
Evolution of the Accelerator
Andrii Degeler, Head of Brand & Community at Rockstart

11:45 – 13:30 Lunch and networking
Restaurant Bureau, B. Amsterdam

Seats are limited, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

Taipei-Holland Entrepreneurship & Innotech Forum is supported by Taipei City Government, organized by Department of Economic Development ,Taipei City Government, and implemented by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Organizer of Taipei-Holland Entrepreneurship & Innotech Forum

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.

Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 300 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. Moving forward, the institute will continue serving as a pioneer for industries by strengthening its capabilities of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation with international partners all over the world.

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