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TAIWAN PAVILION MSV 2019
The International Engineering Fair is an excellent opportunity for Taiwanese entrepreneurs to enter the Central European market. Smart technologies attract visitors to
Smart City Expo in Taipei. Cooperation between Taiwan and the Czech Republic is
actively taking place not only in the field of business but also in research and development of smart technologies.
companies take place annually in Prague
This year will be the second year the
Taiwan Pavilion is part of the International Engineering Fair (MSV), how
would you evaluate your participation
from last year?
Last year we presented the first joint
Taiwanese pavilion at MSV. Under the
auspices of the Taiwan External Trade
Development Council (TAITRA), representatives from 17 Taiwanese companies participated in the 2018 trade fair
in Brno. This year it will be possible to
meet 18 companies at MSV, of which
CHILI Development, for example, is
participating in the trade fair again,
building on the positive experience
from last year.
The response of the participating Taiwanese companies to last year's event was
generally very good, many of them
appreciated that they met directly with
potential customers and were able to
acquire new partners not only among
companies from the Czech Republic,
but also other Central European countries (Slovakia, Poland, Austria). With
the opportunity to present products to
the markets of several countries at the
same time, Taiwanese entrepreneurs
evaluated MSV as an excellent platform
for establishing business contacts with
Are there opportunities for Czech
entrepreneurs to attend trade fairs in
It is possible to obtain financial support
from TAITRA for selected trade fairs
from the Taiwanese side, and we regularly offer these opportunities to Czech
companies in their respective fields.
From the Czech side it is possible, for
example, to join trade missions organized by the Confederation of Industry of
the Czech Republic (SP CR).
Which of the Taiwan trade fairs the
mission of the SP CR visited this year?
In the spring of this year SP CR organised
a large group of Czech entrepreneurs,
university representatives and institutions to the Smart City Summit & Expo
2019 (SCSE 2019) held in Taipei. To
mention some of the represented
entities, it was for example CTU, Charles
University, CzechInvest or Technology
Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR).
Besides this delegation, several other
groups from Czech towns and regions
also visited the SCSE 2019. With almost
80 participants, Czech visitors were
among the largest groups of foreign
participants this year.
Simultaneously with SCSE 2019, the
17th Session of the Taiwanese-Czech
Joint Business Council was held in
Taipei, focusing as well on smart city
technology. The Council has been
operating since 1998, when the SP CR
founded it in cooperation with their
Taiwanese partner the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
(CIECA). Council sessions and bilateral
meetings of Czech and Taiwanese
Do the Czech Republic and Taiwan have
cooperation in other fields aside trade?
Of course. A great cooperation takes
place in research and development of
above-mentioned smart technologies.
Taiwan in conjunction with the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
(TACR) has been supporting joint
research and providing financial support
under the DELTA program since 2014,
and this year under the follow-up
program DELTA2. The support of
applied research is aimed at the practical
use of new or improved technologies,
with emphasis on smart technologies
and innovations. Thus, bilateral cooperation in 2019 offers further opportunities
for cooperation between companies and
researchers from both countries.
In the spring of this year, the 6th
Czech-Taiwanese Technology Day was
held in cooperation with TACR, which
enabled the establishment of new
partnerships for the DELTA2 program.
What events will be happening in 2020?
The 18th Session of the Taiwanese-Czech Joint Business Council is planned to
be held in Czech Republic in 2020 It will
most likely take place in autumn, during
the MSV fair in Brno.
The preparations for SCSE 2020 started
as well. The 7th annual SCSE will take
place on March 24-27 2020 in Taipei.
List of other Taiwanese fairs will be
available in the Taiwan Trade Show
brochure, available directly at the
TAITRA booth at MSV or on the organization's website.