Taiwan is globally renowned for its ICT, high-tech, and automotive parts manufacturing industries. It’s a nation that is pioneering the tech of tomorrow that will make a big impact. Reflecting this, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) — Taiwan’s foremost nonprofit trade-promoting organization has launched the startup competition, E-Mobility Global Demo Day, and the trade show, 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan, last year for the EV and self-driving car ecosystem.
The second edition of the startup competition is open for application until August 31, 2022, whereas the trade show is set to take place on April 12-15, 2023. Both are great opportunities for industry players to showcase and discover new ideas and solutions for future mobility.
Taiwan has a reputable foundation in the mobility sector, and it’s established itself as one of the manufacturing powerhouses of the world. It has robust supply chain clusters for almost all industries; one would be able to find suitable suppliers for its business in a short distance. Its connections to some of the largest and most influential mobility and automotive companies in the world, including Tesla, make it an exciting place for innovative startup founders to check out.
What’s in store
The future of mobility, of how we move from A to B is a conversation that has governments, businesses and people talking all over the world. Societies want to be more mobile and better connected, and at the same time, we want to reduce carbon footprints and lower the environmental impact of movement.
Many countries around the world have also announced plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in the near future, and already many cities have strict rules in place about when and where certain vehicles can go in order to protect air quality and reduce pollution.
These factors have created something of an e-mobility boom, and the mobility sector is calling for fresh innovation. The main trends we are seeing are the rise of electric vehicles and self-driving cars, and a lot of them are beginning in Taiwan.
With a strong foundation and legacy in the semiconductor and ICT industries, advanced manufacturing, and software programming, Taiwan has demonstrated its place as a major supplier in the global high-tech and automotive industries. For example, Taiwan-based companies—including TSMC, TECO, FUKUTA, BizLink, EOI Group, Asia Optical, and CoreMax—are some of the largest providers of Tesla’s components. Meanwhile, Taiwanese manufacturers such as Delta, Pegatron, and Quanta have long been the trusted suppliers for top carmakers in countries like the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
It is with this background that TAITRA launches 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan for the EV and self-driving car ecosystem. Along with the trade show, TAITRA and Epoch Foundation — the founder of Garage+, which is known as Asia’s largest zero-equity incubator — co-organize the E-Mobility Global Demo Day, a startup competition on the hunt for new ideas and solutions for the mobility sector. Applications are now open.
Why you should take part
Joining the E-Mobility Global Demo Day is a special chance to turn concepts and ideas into reality.
Startups moving to the final round of the competition will receive a subsidy to jet off to Taipei, Taiwan. They will be able to benefit from one-to-one meetings with potential investors and business partners, take part in networking, and get exhibit stands in the Future Star Pavilion at the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan trade show in April 2023.
Startups in the final round will also have a chance to pitch at the main stage of the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan trade show! What’s more exciting than that? It’s an event that any e-mobility innovator wouldn’t want to miss.
The important details
The E-Mobility Global Demo Day is on the lookout for startups in the growth stage focusing on the e-mobility segment. Specifically, startups developing innovative solutions for network connection, human-vehicle interface, smart cockpit technology, shared platform, battery module, energy management, and autonomous driving are encouraged to apply. This competition has received attention from startups, media, and organizations around the world, especially from EU-Startups. E-Mobility related startups who wish to gain traction, submit your deck before August 31, 2022 and help your business grow and shine.
And don’t forget, winners will have the amazing chance to pitch to leading corporations and well-known VCs in the global e-mobility ecosystem on the main stage of the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan trade show.