President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Wednesday that the government will integrate resources to create a smart industry platform and will also introduce key technology into the market to pave the way for local investment in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
The relevant authorities will push for customer matchmaking, international cooperation and export expansion to make the Taiwan market more competitive, Tsai said at the opening of the Asia Industry 4.0 & Intelligent Manufacturing Expo.
Intelligent manufacturing will include the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data, the president said, adding that the government will also create a platform that will allow Taiwanese investors to explore the market and exchange ideas.
A record 900 manufacturers from around the world are taking the part in the four-day expo at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, seeking to open up more business opportunities in the areas of industrial automation, robotics, mold and die manufacturing, logistics and IoT, fluid power, and mechanical technology.
In the automation pavilion, Germany is making a presentation for the first time, touting its strength in research and development.
Germany and Taiwan are two of the most innovative countries in the world and front runners in research and development in their respective regions, the German Trade Office Taipei said.
Through Industry 4.0 and its digital innovations in products, processes and business models, the export driven industries in both countries will remain competitive, the office said.
"Germany and Taiwan, as high-tech world market leaders, have great opportunities to cooperate in the field of Industry 4.0 in order to significantly increase the competitiveness of their respective industries," Andreas HergenrAlther, executive director of the German office, said at the show.
The expo, which is being held Aug. 31-Sept. 3, features 2,600 booths in six pavilions.
Source: Focus Taiwan