Introduction

The rapid emergence of open innovation platforms and technologies is opening up a plethora of exciting new opportunities for startups and SMMEs throughout the APEC region to create and deliver ground-breaking new products, services, business models, and companies.

The AP-OIP 2015 Summit is dedicated to exploring these opportunities by bringing together leading executives, investors, entrepreneurs, academics, and government officials for a jam-packed program of keynotes, seminars, and conversations – not to mention the inaugural AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 pitching competition featuring the hottest new startups in APEC.

Boasting a cutting-edge agenda with visionary speakers and thought-provoking content, AP-OIP 2015 Summit provides the premier platform for defining the most important open innovation trends and opportunities – now and in the future.

Schedule & Locations
The AP-OIP 2015 Summit comprises two events that take place on October 7 - 8 and October 14 - 15 respectively.
Huashan Creative Park (October 7 – 8)
Huashan Creative Park-1The first event takes place at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, and will feature an engaging line-up of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and training workshops for startups – not to mention opportunities for 1 – 1 matchmaking with investors.ScheduleMosa-Schedule   
Taipei Expo Park (October 14 – 15)
Summit01The second event takes place at the Taipei Expo Park in Taipei, and will feature an exciting program of keynote speeches and panel discussions on wide array of topics, including creative cities, women’s entrepreneurship, and hardware startups. In addition, the AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 pitching competition will also be held for startup teams from the Asia-Pacific region.ScheduleAP-OIP-Schedule
Summit Themes

Creative City Forum The forum will define the creative city of the future and explore the role it will play as a hub for accelerating new business and technology innovation and building bridges with other cities throughout the world.

International Accelerator Forum The forum will share perspectives on the vital role accelerators will play in funding promising startups and guiding them in the development and growth of their business. It will also discuss the key factors that guide investment decisions by accelerators.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum The forum will examine the exciting opportunities that creative cities will provide for women entrepreneurs to build new business and blaze new trails into global markets, as well as highlighting inspirational success stories.

Customization and Creativity Forum The forum will discuss the growing global demand for customization and small-batch manufacturing services that speed up the time-to-market for distinctive new products. It will also examine the innovative processes and technologies that SMMEs are developing to enhance their customization expertise and capabilities.

Rapid Prototyping and Productization Matchmaking Forum The forum will showcase world leaders in rapid prototyping and productization in order to provide them with opportunities for matchmaking with potential partners.

Entrepreneurship Master Class The master class will define the key ingredients for the success of a new business and provide a forum for Chinese Taipei entrepreneurs that have secured international VC investment to share their lessons and experiences.

Asia-Pacific Venture Capital Forum The forum will look at the current investment and business environment from a global economic perspective and explore ways of promoting venture capital investment and facilitating the access of entrepreneurs to international capital markets.

AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 Pitching Competition

The AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 pitching competition provides the ideal forum for startup teams from the Asia-Pacific region to present their ground-breaking ideas and showcase their technical and entrepreneurial talents. Expert judges will be on hand to evaluate the teams and offer them advice and mentorship.

Participating teams will also have ample opportunity to interact with VCs, Angels, and other investors, as well as corporate executives interested in learning more about their innovative ideas. It is estimated that over 60 teams from throughout the region will take part in the competition.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the second event at Taipei Expo Park. These include the following:

Platinum Package: City Government  Exhibition stand (54sqm)  Summit Keynote (Mayor or Deputy Mayor)  Up to five teams in AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 pitching competition  Logo displayed on stage backdrop, promotional materials, and website  US$15,000

Platinum Package: Enterprise  Exhibition stand (54sqm)  Summit Keynote (Chairman or CEO)  Membership of AP-OIP Innovation Taipei 2015 pitching competition judging panel  Logo displayed on stage backdrop, promotional materials, and website  US$15,000Diamond Package: City Government/Enterprise  Exhibition stand (54sqm)  Summit Keynote (Chairman or CEO)  Logo displayed on stage backdrop, promotional materials, and website  US$10,000Gold Package: City Government/Enterprise  Exhibition stand (36sqm)  Logo displayed on stage backdrop, promotional materials, and website  $5,000Silver Package: City Government/Enterprise  Exhibition stand (9sqm)  Logo displayed on stage backdrop, promotional materials, and website  $2,000 
Contact

Please contact us for further information at: richardbrown@via.com.tw

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