Viva technology
Source: Viva Tech

Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) led 25 startups to join Europe’s iconic startup and technology event Viva Tech. Viva Tech is backed by the French government and held in Paris every year since 2016 to drive French President Emmanuel Macron’s innovation initiatives forward in the European technology ecosystem.

During the three days exhibition, 400 influential speakers around the world were invited including Tim Cook (CEO at Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Founder & CEO at Facebook), Audrey Tang (Minister without Portfolio of Taiwan) to share their insights on digital and industry trends.

Five startups secured four of the world’s renowned innovation challenge awards and business negotiation deals.

  • iStaging is one of the 28 finalist startups for the LVMH Innovation Award. The team develops and brings together AR, VR, and AI technologies to provide multiple one-stop solutions with end-to-end service to clients in various industries such as real estate and luxury brand etc. 
  • Uniigym and Synergy Design were both selected as the winners of the Orange Open Challenge. Among them, Uniigym provides an immersive experience to users by transforming any space into a group fitness class by using AI motion-sensing technology combined with 5G computing technology. Synergy Design provides solutions for 5G base station optimization technology that has been highly recognized by the communications industry.
  • GliaCloud’s COO Peng Agnes is the first female entrepreneur in Taiwan to win The Female Founder Challenge 2021. GliaCloud is an AI startup dedicated to empowering the media and advertising industry to turn their stories into quality videos at scale. Users can generate videos from news content, social posts, live sports events, and statistical data in minutes. 
  • Team8 won Huawei’s Digital InPulse Award. The team’s smartwatches and health digital platforms are designed for children, allowing parents to use an app to track children’s activities and health.

TTA facilitates more than 400 startups to move forward towards viable and more in-depth collaborations with multinationals and overseas investors.

“Following the great success at CES 2021 earlier this year, Taiwan startups have since gained worldwide recognition. And, this victory march continues in VivaTech 2021, for the first time in history, five Taiwan startups have brought home four winning awards. Through virtual networking platform, TTA also provides a gateway for global enterprises and investors to engage with Taiwan’s technology resources,” in remarks made by MOST.