VP outlines efforts to make Taiwan innovation center

Vice President Chen Chien-jen has outlined the government's efforts to turn Taiwan into a center of innovation. Chen was speaking Tuesday at the opening of the Computex computer expo in Taipei.

Chen said the rise of the informational economy has changed the world's business environment. He discussed government policies designed to build infrastructure and train professional talent. He said these policies aim to spur demand, encourage industrial transformation, and achieve the vision of a digital nation.

Chen said 140 companies and organizations have joined an Internet of Things alliance formed as part of the government's Asia Silicon Valley policy. Chen said the alliance will speed up cooperation between people in different fields, connect different government policies, and serve as a window bringing together Taiwanese and foreign firms.

Chen also spoke about the science ministry's plans to create an environment for cloud research and the creation of an AI lab last month in partnership with private enterprises. In addition, he highlighted efforts to bring robotics into classroom with classes in elementary and middle schools. Chen said the government will work to make Taiwan into a hub of industry and a place where exchanges between innovators take place.

Source: Radio Taiwan International