TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain and complete IoT and startup ecosystems, invites startups to exhibit and network with international VCs and crowdfunding, potential technology partners and buyers, and startup accelerators at its InnoVEX startup exhibit. InnoVEX will be held from May 30th to June 1st, for three days during COMPUTEX.
In 2016, InnoVEX hosted 217 startups from 22 countries with 240 booths, and featured 25 companies with global recognition for winning pitch awards. COMPUTEX 2016 hosted 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries and attracted over 160,000 visitors from 178 countries. InnoVEX startup exhibitors this year will have access to a similar network of potential partners, buyers and investors, in one location with complete ICT, IoT and startup ecosystems. In 2017, COMPUTEX will host 1,600 companies with 5,010 booths while InnoVEX will host 230 global startups from 20 countries such as the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Korea, Japan and others.
InnoVEX will showcase startups founded after 2012. It will feature exhibits, forums, demos, matchmaking, pitch contests with a winning prize of $30,000 USD, and networking events to maximize innovative, technological, and investment exchanges to help startups succeed. Forum topics include artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, IoT, startup ecosystems, digital economy, and technology policies. Startups, incubation centers or startup associations focusing on ICT or IoT products or services are eligible to exhibit individually or as a group at InnoVEX.
“InnoVEX provides an ideal opportunity for startups seeking strategic partners across the entire ICT, IoT and startup supply chains to further commercialize their innovative ideas,” said Walter Yeh, president and CEO of COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. “COMPUTEX has a 37-year history of promoting global entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and strategic partnerships.”
COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA collaborates with startup accelerators worldwide. For example, in the United States, TAITRA will invite the winner of the 2017 AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup to attend InnoVEX.
About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (also known as COMPUTEX):
Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT and IoT show with a complete supply chain and ecosystems. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, based upon Taiwan’s complete ICT clusters, covers the whole spectrum of ICT industry, from established brands to startups and from ICT supply chain to IoT ecosystems. With strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities and IPR protection, Taiwan is a strategic destination for foreign companies and investors looking for partners in global technology ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw and on Twitter @computex_taipei using the hashtag #COMPUTEX.
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.
TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and 60 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.
In addition to organizing trade delegations & providing customized procurement services, TAITRA also hosts more than 35 international trade shows annually in Taipei and in Kaohsiung. In 2016, 11,128 exhibitors and 83,807 international visitors took part in these events.