ECCP welcomes 9 clusters from Taiwan

Submitted by Lucia Seel on 28 April 2017

The EU and Taiwan’s solid trade relations and growing exchange practice in research and innovation have paved the way for a successful cluster cooperation. Both share many research priorities and face similar societal challenges – ageing societies, sustainable food security, climate change, energy - and both see cooperation as necessary to promote the excellence in science and to increase the competitiveness of their industries and the access to international markets. The EU and Taiwan have a fast-growing cluster cooperation relationship, with delegation visits and matchmaking events between EU and Taiwanese cluster organisations taking place in Brussels (26-27 June 2017) and in Taipei (30 May-3 June 2016). The priority themes for cluster cooperation include the fields of ICT, smart industries, 5G and the circular economy. A MOU for cooperation was signed in 2016 between European cluster organization Silicon Europe Worldwide and Taiwanese organisation TAITRA.

Taiwanese clusters represent - for the time being – the largest community on ECCP of cluster organisations from outside Europe -  with 9 clusters profiled representing sectors such as med/biotech, ICT and electronics industries, but also food and cosmetics.

We invite the ECCP users to have a look at their profiles to identify potential cooperation partners in Taiwan and also to visit the newly created ECCP sub-page dedicated to Taiwan, where - besides structured key information about the country - you can find all the information the platform collected in time about cluster activities related to Taiwan.

Last but not least, for the cluster organisations who missed the registration deadline for the EU-Taiwan matchmaking event in Brussels on 26-27 June, the application deadline was extended until 4 May 2017!

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