Tiger Growth Forum: Biking for Health – Smart biking

Date: Tuesday December 10, 2019

Venue: Taipei Tech Arena (TTA): No. 5, Dunhua N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan

For Chinese, go to: https://www.taiwanglobalization.net/news/台荷成長論壇-自行車與健康論壇-騎自行車有益健

Time: 9:00-12:00  

Tiger Growth Forum: Biking for Health – Smart biking (details program will be announced soon)

TTA Venue for 100 people – Open for registration

Smart biking infrastructure helps to promote health and make healthy choices more easily. 

Read : https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/benefits-of-cycling-334144 

  • Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.
  • Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages. 
  • Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.

It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. Cycling is:

  • Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
  • A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
  • Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
  • Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.
  • As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
  • A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
  • Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.

Future Health design needs more human centric technology and friendly design, based on smart infrastructure, high level research and data science. The Future of Health Care: deep data, smart sensors, virtual patients and the Internet-of-Humans. Taiwan and the Netherlands can cooperate as regional hubs for developing future health and supporting technologies, including life-sciences.

While many people are familiar with Taiwan as a major manufacturer of IT components, its position as a leader in healthcare is less well known. In the International Health Care Index, out of 89 countries surveyed, Taiwan has the best health care system in the world, business magazine CEOWorld concluded in its 2019 Health Care Index. While the Netherlands is 11th. The Dutch medical technology sector reflects the international landscape as Dutch suppliers cover a broad range of technologies and service practically all segments of the healthcare sector.

How can Taiwan and the Netherlands build together on future health from their leading positions in innovations in medtech and life-sciences ?

Read more : https://www.futurehealtheurope.eu/


Lunch networking + Demo

13:00-16:30  program schedule:

Taipei Tech Arena (TTA): 40 people

Moderator : Jelle van der Weijde (Director Domain Health Economics, Economic Board Utrecht (EBU))


RAPID Health Meerkat program : audience is startups with interest in RAPID Health Program


Opening NTIO & EBU will make opening remarks


TIGER support package in Taiwan by Dr. Valerie Hsu, Tiger Accelerator/TGN


RAPID Health Access to market programs, incl gap analysis by Jelle van der Weijde, Director Domain Health Economic, Economic Board Utrecht (EBU)


MOST Vision approach to help startups by Julia  Wan, MOST Narlabs


Start Challenge on next RAPID Health 2020 : topics en TRL by Jelle van der Weijde, Director Domain Health Economic, Economic Board Utrecht (EBU)


RAPID-Health Alumni pitches testimonial 


Networking event with demo , pitches, match making etc.



Supervising organisations:

–              MOST vision program

–              Taipei City DOED

Organizing :

–              Tiger accelerator


–              Economic Board Utrecht

–              CDRI

–              Techstars

Supporting organizations:

–              NTIO

–              Utrecht Life sciences

–              NTUT Incubator Center