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Global EPIC Soft-Landing – Taiwan


Global EPIC Soft-Landing – Taiwan

Global EPIC Soft-Landing programme.Global EPIC Soft-Landing programme.

Keystone: Industrial Technology Research Institute

Are you a security company looking to (further) expand in the Asia market? Become part of the Taiwan Cyber Security cluster where businesses, governments and knowledge institutions work together and share a common goal: more business activity and a secure world. The Global EPIC Soft-Landing programme offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the other Global EPIC keystones a unique opportunity to ‘soft land’ for a trial period in the Taiwan market.

Taiwan offers a strong business climate for security businesses: 

• A dedicated foreign investment team, offering confidential, free of charge services to international companies, incl. matchmaking services  

• National Policy Boosts Cybersecurity Industry Development  

• Worldwide ICT manufacturer hub, and has long enjoyed an excellent reputation for its strong ICT industry base, robust semiconductor cluster and related capabilities 

• Strong ICT industry base, Well-developed ICT facilities, ICT infrastructure with WW no.1 in mobile broadband penetration, WW no.2 in ICT infrastructure ranking, can foster advanced cyber security technology application testbed and environment 

• Highly educated and skilled R&D Engineers and cyber security talents 

• Rising awareness of safety and security in Taiwan government and industry  

• Startup Terrace campus and resources in Linkou, Taipei

Free to join.Free to join.

The Soft-Landing Programme offers (at no cost to you)

• Start-up terrace Resources
• tax incentives, various financial subsidies, free office for the 1st year, discounted residence, and friendly services like visa application
• A meeting space at ITRI and Start-up terrace
• Mentorship from ITRI
• Five arranged appoints with potential business partners
• Support in accessing financial resources, engaging strategic partners, and refining business models for market opportunities in the Taiwan region
• Greater exposure to global partners and opportunities to pursue clients
• Advice on market circumstances, academic engagements, immigration considerations and other practical issues
• Free engineering support to integrate product solution onto Taiwan Cyber Security Service Platform which is a government founded cyber service platform to promote cyber security solutions and services to local users.
• Free credits to try out and evaluate cyber security tools, products, and solutions available on Taiwan Cyber Security Service Platform.


Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment. Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 270 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world.

International Links and Honors

ITRI continues to seek strategic collaborative partners from around the world. Key partners include Corning Glass, Underwriters Laboratories, and Applied Materials of the United States; Asahi Kasei, Nidec, and AIST of Japan; Evonik, Heraeus, and Fraunhofer of Germany; TNO of the Netherlands; VTT of Finland; Ericsson of Sweden; and NRC of Canada. With international partners and overseas offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Berlin, Moscow and Eindhoven, ITRI is able to remain globally competitive and connected. Its efforts in technological innovations have been recognized by prestigious honors such as the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards and R&D 100 Awards.