Ministry of Economic Affairs
To enhance SMEs to grasp the gist of the best practices on cross-sector collaboration and further to form the innovation ecosystems, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs proposed "APEC Cross-Sector Innovation Ecosystem Conference: Strengthening Networks of SMEs Co-Innovation for Better Future" and held this event in NTUH International Convention Center on 12 August. Representatives from multiple APEC member economies, experts on cross-sector innovation, MNCs, and outstanding demonstration teams attended this event.
The conference, which sets "collaborative innovation", "value-added technology", and "cross-sector platform" as the main theme, focuses on the importance of continuous innovation in the digital era, and helps explore cross-sector cooperation opportunities through leveraging the keystone and niche industries. Best practices of cross-sector innovation ecosystem are also demonstrated, which would not only provide the public sector with directions towards policy environment optimization, but also showcase innovative solutions of SME and startups, so as to help SMEs networking with global market. The private sector also benefits from this event, where participants can take advantages to establish networks and discover potential opportunities.