Dear International Startups and Scale-ups,

I am pleased to let you know that we have partnered up with the Southern Taiwan Science Park again this year for the Taiwan AI Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) program.

Applications for TAIRA 2020 are open until June 30th, and we would like to invite you to recommend startups who are looking to validate their solutions with larger organizations and do business in Taiwan to apply for this year’s program. We hope that this year we will have the opportunity to support more international startups in Taiwan.

What is TAIRA Program?

TAIRA program designed to fast track AI or Robotics startups. AI & Robotics startups from all over the world will work with corporates in Southern Taiwan, introducing innovative technologies into local industries, tapping into new business opportunities, and developing new business models.

Who will startups work with?

2020 Enterprise Partners: HimaxUMCChi Mei Medical CenterTaiwan Stipendiary, E-DA Hospital , King’s Town BankMIGHT ElectronicAUOMizuho BankSumika TechnologyFun Sun Taiwan Chicken, STSP

Program Timeline:

The program will run from August to December, ending with a demo day in December, and we would be happy to keep you updated on the progress of the program, as well as introduce this year’s cohort to you once they have been confirmed.    

Call for ApplicationMay 20 – June 30Accept online application
Preliminary Review Result July 22Announcement for semi-finalists 
Demo Pitch (closed-door)August 4-5Enterprise-startup matchmaking
Demo pitch resultsAugust 6Announcement for TAIRA 3rd Cohort
Co-creation PhaseAugust -DecemberIn-depth collaboration between startups and enterprises
Demo DayDecember 16, 2020Pitch for the chance to win funding of up to $1M NTD!

I have attached the solutions enterprises are looking for & a slide deck introducing the TAIRA program briefly to this email; please feel free to forward it to anyone who may be interested.

TAIRA website:

TAIRA application form:

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2020

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Warm regards,

Jacky Huang | Deputy Director
Starfab Accelerator | Business Operations Division
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