Among the ten startup teams, two were representatives for the MOST’s TRUST-U Program, namely: the precise positioning solution developer iTech led by Professor Mao Shau-Gang from National Taiwan University, and the AI-based driver fatigue monitoring system developer, FaceHeart Inc., led by Professor Wu Bing-Fei from National Chiao Tung University. By joining VivaTech 2019, the Trust-U teams were not only able to gain exposure and raise funds but also to reach out to their target customers. It was unprecedented for MOST to lead a delegation of startups to Europe. The arrangement enabled the startups to approach the European market in proximity, thereby winning orders from the local customers. Moreover, the delegation visited several accelerators and enterprises in French and Luxembourg as an effort to secure startup resources and investments in Europe in addition to extending cooperation opportunities to various industries.

Source: STPI