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Application Deadline: Taiwan AI x Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) program

June 30, 2019

Taiwan AI x Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) is accepting applications for the TAIRA program.The TAIRA program partners with Taiwan’s 2nd largest science Park,Southern Taiwan Science Park, and other corporates to scout for global startups working on AI and robotics solutions with applications in the areas of Smart City, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Fintech and Healthcare. The park, home to 222 high-tech companies, is notable for its important role in fostering semiconductor giants’ supply chain, with major industrial clusters in semiconductor & integrated circuits, optoelectronics, green energy, medical devices and precision machinery, recording a combined revenue of NT$795 billion in 2018. (1 CAD = 23.9 NTD). Through collaboration with enterprises, the program aims to accelerate startups by combining domain expertise with new and innovative technologies. Apart from providing access to test beds and opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, TAIRA also supports startups through its support network of grants, investments, mentor network, and product development resources. The program will take place in Taiwan from late September through December 2019 with Demo Day slated for early January 2020. Successful candidates will have access to potential business partners, co-development manufacturers and strategic investors, and be eligible for working space up to a year and potentially an entrepreneurial visa.                                           Requirements of Applicants:

  • Startups thatHave at least a demonstrable prototype and a clear plan for commercialization
  • Have a solution that has already been validated
  • Are less than 5 years old (registered after May 21, 2014)
  • Seek to expand operations in the Asian market
  • Could participate in the program locally
  • Application Deadline:  June 30, 2019 (Taiwan time)
  • TAIRA application form: https://forms.gle/KKftKuntKpTWnffj8
  • Applicants will be invited to give an on-line pitch in mid-August, more info HERE


June 30, 2019