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: