Taipei Smartups, 2020

Taipei, heart of Asia, coined Smart Taipei for its well known strong ICT, Semiconductor and e-mobility sector. The public private partnership PPP model is helping the startup-MNC-Government collaborative Smart City ecosystem. Smart Taipei is a Citizen-Centric Smart City ranked #1 in the Global Open Data Index, while the other Asian countries in the Top 20  are Japan (#16) and Singapore (#17).

Taipei’s Smart City strategy focuses on Healthcare, Transport, Public Housing, Education and FinTech, all of which are consolidated by CyberSecurity. The goal is to turn Taipei into a “Living Lab” by facilitating innovation, drive cultural change and engage diverse PPP stakeholders. Taipei’s initiate is the “Government as a Platform” strategy. The city’s role is not to deliver everything but to become the enabler for the IoT and Smart City ecosystem. The ecosystem main players are here:

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Shenzhen Smart City

The city’s development has been accompanied by an equally staggering rise as a leading smart city in China. Shenzhen is now ahead of other cities surpassing the likes of Beijing and Shanghai in innovation, technical capabilities, and strategic execution, according to Deloitte’s Super Smart City report. Shenzhen’s reputation as a tech hub, while spectacular, is

Smart Taipei

Smart City is an important economically strategic blueprint for a country’s economic transformation and upgrade. Many countries started smart city development plans and became the vanguards; such as the smart grid in the US, and the intelligent energy management in Amsterdam. That is why the Department of Information Technology,Taipei City government established the “Taipei Smart