Headquartered in Singapore, UnaBiz is a multi-tech IoT service provider that has delivered over 1.4 million sensors in 28 countries worldwide. The 5-year-old scale-up has recently raised US$25 million in its Series B funding and is looking to grow its capabilities and develop solutions in specific verticals.
Digital transformation has touched every industry around the world. However, because the textile industry chain is extremely long and complicated, the process of digitalization has become equally complicated.
Generally speaking, apps are developed independently for different operating systems per the requirements and standards of each operating system. To be used on a smartphone, at the very least an app must satisfy the requirements of Android and iOS operating systems to work on those platforms. YajanTech is a startup that provides augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) technology and integration services. Using a software development kit (SDK), YajanTech helps customers develop apps that can be seamlessly transplanted to other operating system software.
In the past, Taiwan focused on caretaking applications in the smart medical electronics sector, with few Taiwan-based companies focused on the patient physiological monitoring sector, which includes EKGs and blood pressure monitoring. However, over time, the division of labor and market demands changed in the global medical care industry. With this change, Broadsims saw a huge market opportunity.
IoT devices, on one side, offer extended features and functionality; on the other side, they are well-known with weaknesses and vulnerabilities. With its solution, Tokyo-based CollaboGate helps companies to build trust in IoT devices.
Taiwan is promoting the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Earlier in 2021, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) authorized a MaaS plan for four counties and cities in Taiwan including Kaohsiung City, Taichung City, Penghu County and Taitung County. MaaS plans already in place in Taiwan include the MeN Go plan in Kaohsuing City, the NT$1280 All Pass in Taipei City and New Taipei City, and the MOTC-developed UMAJI App.
Homo sapiens always looked at the heavens and wondered about the nature of the objects seen in the night sky. With its customized virtual reality (VR) "Outer Space Camera" systems, the Montreal-based Felix & Paul Studios takes the audience through a virtual journey into glimpses of astronauts' life with the premiere of "The Infinite," the first multi-sensory interactive VR experience based on the International Space Station.
With CES 2022 just around the corner, Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) will showcase 100 high-potential Taiwanese startups at the annual event, including seven award-winning startups. Between January 5-8, the CES 2022 TTA Pavilion will display the innovative energy of Taiwan.
After announcing partnerships in 2021 with Hero Moto in India and Gojek in Indonesia, the electric motorcycle and battery swap company Gogoro aims to start producing electrical motorbikes in China, India, and Indonesia in 2022. What is its secret sauce for expanding its supply chains at such lightning speed? The answer lies with its smart manufacturing partners, PowerArena and NTT Data.
In Asia, a few factors make the impact of innovation more pronounced than in other markets, including the "Big 4" semiconductor players – China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan – within the Asia Pacific region alone, consumers' openness to new technologies, competent tech talents, mobile internet. At the sixth round of Asia Venturing, hosted by Anchor Taiwan and DIGITIMES Asia, Tina Lin, GM in Google Taiwan, along with Sascha Pallenberg, chief awareness officer of Germany's first sustainability platform aware_ shared their insights about Asia innovations in the panel, moderated by Elisa Chiu, founder & CEO at Anchor Taiwan on December 14th. Below is a summary of the panel discussion:
In the early days, investors were not particularly keen on the development of 5G as they were uncertain whether the communication technology's high transmission speed was necessary for the IT industry back then. However, with the emergence of new-generation concepts such as the metaverse, how 5G can be applied to emerging innovations has become a topic of interest.
Vision impairment and blindness caused by diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a concern and potential threat to the economy for Asia, as the population is rapidly aging. eSight, a Canadian startup providing wearable devices to help restore or enhance the vision of people with low vision, is planning to expand to Asia by leveraging Taiwan as a platform for R&D and manufacturing for the region.
The rise of "mobility-as-a-service" or "vehicle-as-a-service," such as car rental services, car sharing, or ridesharing services, not only provides people with more alternative ways of commuting but also drives the transformation of fleet management companies and operators to optimize the fleet operation and EV adoption.
Cloud kitchens have seen popularity grow fast in the Asia-Pacific amid the pandemic. Since 2020, the Asia Pacific region has gained the highest market share in the cloud kitchen sector, according to Reportlinker. Agri-food tech firms from China, India, and Singapore have accumulated more than US$7 billion in investment in the first half of 2021.