Ministry of Science and Technology Welcome Canadian Technology Accelerator to Taiwan Tech Arena

Dr. Liang-Gee Chen announced today in Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Launch Ceremony that CTA will be stationed in Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), the flagship tech startup ecosystem building program organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. TTA and CTA will initiate a series of collaboration with focus on supporting Canadian startups to develop technology and business partnership in Taiwan.

The CTA is an initiative of Canada’s Ministry of Global Affairs. The program helps new Canada technology companies connect with mentors and business partners in a small number of selective market. CTA has operation in five cities in US (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Silicon Valley) focusing on clean energy, information and communication technology and life science. CTA in Taiwan Tech Arena would be among the first of its kind outside of North America.

CTA would start the operation here in Taiwan by building a local operation team in Taiwan Tech Arena and form partnership with hosting accelerators in Taiwan to support Canadian startups connect with the ecosystem, resources and industries in Taiwan. TTA would work closely with CTA Taiwan to build the network and program.

“Taiwan Tech Arena is the flagship tech startup ecosystem building program of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. We are honor to build partnership with Canadian tech startup ecosystem not only helping Canadian technology startups soft-land in Taiwan, but also expecting more collaboration in research, mentorship, corporate innovation and startup investment.” said Dr. Liang-Gee Chen.

TTA is a tech innovation and entrepreneurship program which aims to connect the whole tech startup ecosystem under one dome. Its main mission is to foster tech entrepreneurship, innovation, and build a vibrant international tech startup ecosystem in Taiwan.

TTA hopes to attract global and domestic talents and actively foster the innovation of technology industries by building a co-creation platform for startups, accelerators, venture capital, and corporate partners under one dome.

Launched in 2018, TTA is funded and executed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) with Industrial Technology and Research Institute (ITRI) as the main operator of the program.

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