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Taiwanese tech firms demonstrate support for smart cities

Aug 21. 2019
VIPs on stage launching the Smart City Industry Forum.
VIPs on stage launching the Smart City Industry Forum.
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By The Nation

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The System Integration Promotion Alliance (SIPA), a program from Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) brought innovative smart city and IoT companies is in Bangkok this week to attend the Smart City Industry Forum and the Taiwan-Thailand Industrial Collaboration Summit (TTICS).

The summit is being hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) in partnership with the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Thai Internet of Things Association (TIOT) to foster collaboration between the two regions' smart city sectors.

At TTICS, Sinotech Engineering Consultants signed a memorandum of understanding with AMATA Corporation to create development trials in Thailand around smart city projects. This cooperation will lead to the clustering of innovative technologies with strong commercial outcomes.

Vivian Huang, director general of the International Division at III, told participants about Taiwan's capacity to support smart cities. "This time, SIPA has brought more than 10 market-ready system integration solutions ranging from transportation to farming. We are ready to work closely with our partners to help the world innovate on the future of cities and tech,” Huang said at the event. 

Dr Lo Cheng-Fang, chairman and chief executive of GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc, gave a keynote speech on the potential for drone technology to improve smart city applications. In addition to GEOSAT, six other companies are attending the smart city week in Bangkok, namely ACTi Corporation, Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand), Chicony Power Technology, Forecraft USA, Galaxy Software Services Corporation and Guali Tech Inc. They can be found at the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) conference and exhibition that runs from tomorrow (August 22) through Saturday. 

The System Integration Promotion Alliance (SIPA) brings together the best technology in Taiwan to find the strongest partner projects around the world. Across six areas, including Smart Transportation, Smart Healthcare, Smart Security, Smart Energy Conservation, Smart Agriculture and Smart Retail, the SIPA platform brings together relevant partners to accelerate solutions.

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