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IoT contest gathers 300-plus Taiwan businesses

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2018-12-14

The inaugural Cross-Straits Internet of Things (IoT) Application, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest was held in Taipei, Taiwan on Dec 13, attracting 300-plus businesses from the island.

It served as a preliminary round of the contest, with the finals scheduled to be held in Fuzhou, capital city of East China's Fujian province by the end of this year.

Zeng Bangxiong, deputy secretary-general of the Fujian cross-Straits IoT application promotion center, said the contest aims to expand the cooperation and exchanges between the mainland and Taiwan, promoting cross-Straits advancement in IoT techs and industrial clusters.

Liang pin, director of the Taiwan IoT association, noted that preparations for the dawn of the digital economy featuring IoT and AI should be well made and that the competition is set to further cross-Straits IoT development and exchanges in the sector.

The event is sponsored by the Fujian Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technologies, Fuzhou Municipal People's Government and Huawei Technologies Co.

Fujian, a coastal province in East China, is among the earliest areas nationwide to seek IoT development. Statistic show the province to date is home to 500-plus businesses involved in the industry, with industrial value exceeding 80 billion yuan.

IoT contest gathers 300-plus Taiwan businesses

Working staff install smart manhole covers in the first community built based on the technologies of the Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) in Fuzhou, Fujian province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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