Mar 28

Smart City Projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Taiwan

Taiwan-Germany Business Seminar on Urban Digitization and Business Opportunities


"Smart City” is more than just a popular buzzword. Smart City concepts bear the promise to use modern technologies to make city life more efficient, convenient, safe as well as reduce traffic jams and air pollution.

So, it comes to no surprise that the Taiwanese government is placing great emphasis upon the issue. Taiwan already plans to create an ecosystem for smart innovations by investing close to US$ 58 billion until 2024 calling it the forward-looking infrastructure development plan. Likewise, North Rhine Westphalia government recently confirmed the budget for 2019 which includes 82 Million Euros for energy efficiency and mobility. Moreover, 47 Million Euros are allocated to help develop the modern broadband network.

In order to explore the cooperation potential between Taiwan and Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Invest, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and the German Trade Office Taipei are hosting a seminar on March 28th, 2019 which will focus on the topic of “Smart City Projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Taiwan–Taiwan-Germany Business Seminar on Urban Digitization and Business Opportunities”. The event is supported by the Department of Information Technology of the Taipei City Government, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office and the Taiwan Telematics Industry Association. Representatives and experts from the industry and the region will share their experience during the seminar regarding current trends and projects in Smart City in NRW and shed light on the business opportunities for Taiwanese companies in NRW.

The event will be concluded with a networking dinner, which all participants are invited to join! A shuttle bus will be provided for attendees of the Smart City Summit & Expo, departing at Nangang Exhibition Center at 14:00. If you would like to use the shuttle, please make a note in the online registration.

General Information

Venue: The Sherwood Taipei

Time: March 28th, 2019








Opening Remarks

15:00-15:05DEinternational Taiwan Ltd.
Leonie Yang, General Manager
15:05-15:10Telematics Industry Association
Paul Chou, General Secretary

Smart City Projects in NRW

15:10-15:30Smart City Projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Liony Bauer, Project Manager Greater China, NRW.INVEST GmbH
15:30-15:50Accelerating Smart Cities Globally: The #1 Smart City Solution Network
Thomas Müller, Co-Founder, bee smart city GmbH
15:50-16:10Eco-friendly, custom-tailored mobility services made in NRW 
Philip Haverkamp, Head of Business Development, Digital Mobility Solutions GmbH
16:10-16:30Disruptive smart water technologies -made in NRW
Daniel Hill, Strategic Development Director Water Technologies, Trugge Holding
16:30-16:50Coffee Break

Business Opportunities for Taiwanese Companies in NRW 

16:50-17:10North Rhine-Westphalia: The most popular location for Taiwanese Investments in Germany
Jun Xu, Executive Chief Representative, NRW.INVEST China/Nanjing
17:20-17:50Tax and Legal Aspects for Setting Up a Business in Germany
Mr. Sen Gao, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
17:50-18:00Q&A Session and Closing Remarks
18:00Free Networking Dinner


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