Taiwan Science Ministry To Set Up Tech Division In Israel
February 11, 2018 | Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announced that it will be launching a new tech division in Israel, expected to be in operation this summer, according to a report in the Taipei Times. A source in the ministry, speaking to the news site on condition of anonymity, said, “Taiwan and Israel are very similar — both are densely populated and have limited resources,” adding that Taiwan is seeking to draw on Israeli research and expertise on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biomedical tech, and its experience in developing innovative business models. The official said Taiwan will send local talent to Israel to work in the high-tech field through the ministry’s “Learn, Explore, Aspire, Pioneer” program, which sends persons under 40 years of age to the US’s Silicon Valley and France for 6-to-12-month internships. The ministry has 16 overseas tech divisions that work with Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs offices abroad.