Taiwan Business Day 2018 in Utrecht #TBD18

Tuesday 2 October 2018 @ 12:00 – 17:30 (CET) at Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile (JIM) Tribune & Skybar

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Design Healthy Urban Living with Taiwanese Partners

Do you own or manage a creative or innovative start-up/scale-up or SME, and are you considering opportunities abroad? Meet your potential business partners and support organizations for the Far East – during an intensive afternoon seminar.

Why Taiwan?

Taiwan is world leader in many innovative technologies and its companies continue to stay on top of new developments. Taiwan and The Netherlands have a lot in common, with a long trading history going back over 400 years.  Both are internationally renowned as trading nations and the business gateway to their regions. Taiwan is on the 11th place of the global ‘ease of doing business list’ of the World Bank. Taiwan is also growing as a soft-landing hub to access markets like Japan and China.


Taiwan Business Day 2018 will be organised at JIM (Jaarbeurs Innovation Miles) in Utrecht. The main objective of #TBD18 is for you to meet Taiwanese organizations, entrepreneurs and support organisations and learn how Taiwan can become crucial for your success. The program includes a seminar to help you understand the Taiwanese opportunities and help you with your business expansion strategy. Taiwan Business Day ends with a networking event to expand your international business network.

Besides, TBD18 is combined as one of pre-events of StartupFest Health 2018 (SUFH’18), where TGN will organize a “Taiwan Innovation Pavilion” exhibiting the innovative and creative technologies, products and services from Taiwan.

 11:45 Welcoming & registration

12:00 – 13:30 Networking lunch + Visiting Demos by Dutch and Taiwanese companies  (Jointly organized together by Taiwan Business Day and AAL Investment Forum)

Startups may put your business cards into the lucky draw box for  Taiwan Explorer Awards by China Airlines, EVA Air & TGN

13:30 – 17:00 Taiwan Business Day – official program

Moderator: Jelle van der Weijde, EBU Domain Health

13:30 Opening & Welcome + Visiting Demos by Dutch and Taiwanese companies

13:40 Seminar ‘Understanding global opportunities of Healthy Urban Living between the Netherlands and Taiwan’

Each speaker will pitch for 3-5 minutes and join the discussion tables in the afternoon:

  1. Get Connected Health between The Netherlands and Taiwan by Jelle van der Weijde (EBU)
  2. Taiwan Medical technology platform by Hsu-Wei Fang (Biotegy Corporation, NTUT)
  3. Utrecht City Living Lab for Societal Challenges by Leonard van Nispen (Utrecht in Business)
  4. Citizens Cooperation; opportunity for upscaling in communities, by Anja van der Aa (Wijkinformatiepunt Utrecht Oost & SAMEN030)
  5. Business angels for growth financing by René Reijtenbagh (Business Angels Europe)
  6. Valid your Products and Solutions via FastForward 50 by Klaas-Jan Bolt (Uzelf)
  7. Use the Netherlands as EU HQ for business expansion by Michael Lai (BOBC/Aeon Astron Europe BV)
  8. NL/EU subsidy application as the expansion route by Jalal Essbai (Catalyze)
  9. Work with Influencers to expand business in Europe,  by JJ Jan (Ourhub Europe BV)
  10. Taipei-Utrecht Soft-landing Bridge as the business model by Nina Chou (Tiger Accelerator Taipei)
  11. Doing business with Taiwan by Dominic Chen (Taipei Representative Office in NL)

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Discussion tables with Taiwanese & Dutch experts ‘Profit from bridging the strengths of regions’ (Total 6 discussion tables are listed as below for your choice:)

  1. Elderly care
  2. AI
  3. Information architect
  4. Softlanding program in Utrecht and Taipei >> ‘How can ‘softlanding program’ be beneficial for your company?’
  5. How to do easy business in Taiwan
  6. Funding your international innovation (subsidies, investments)

16:45 – 17:00 lucky draw for  Taiwan Explorer Awards by China Airlines, EVA Air & TGN

17:00    Group photos

17:00 -17:30 Networking Drinks

17:30 Program ended