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Taiwan forms IoT alliance to help local enterprises

Steve Rogerson
April 20, 2016
The Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) was established last week and is Taiwan’s first non-profit IoT organisation to partner with the international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
The alliance’s purpose is to help enterprises in Taiwan and Asia pursue new opportunities in IoT. Kung Ming-hsin, vice president research fellow at the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, and Chung Char-dir, minister without portfolio of the executive Yuan, attended the founding ceremony to show their support for the AIoTA and expressed their hope that the alliance would help bolster Taiwan’s economy in the future.
“IoT is an unstoppable trend,” said Huang Yen-nun, executive director of the AIoTA. “The purpose behind establishing the AIoTA is to promote international IoT technology exchanges and actively build the IoT industry chain in order to create new opportunities. We believe we can help companies to find global business opportunities, activate upstream and downstream industries, and to promote close cooperation between companies and organisations in different fields."
The pursuit of the IoT has been a global trend and is an important direction for Taiwan’s new government, which hopes to help companies seize the opportunities offered by this developing industry in keeping with its smart island, digital nation slogan.
IIC chairman Richard Soley added: “The core objective of the IIC is to standardise IoT. We hope through this cooperation that companies participating in this partnership will improve exchanges and communication to explore opportunities within IoT development.”