The Future is Yours to Define Registration Process for “2019 Future Tech Breakthrough Award” Now Underway
Announcement The Future is Yours to Define Registration Process for “2019 Future Tech Breakthrough Award” Now Underway

Future Tech Expo (FUTEX) is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and showcases the innovative and groundbreaking technologies developed by academic and research institutions. The past two editions attracted a combined 70,000 visitors and generated over 6,000 matchmaking discussions, resulting in NT$400 million in post-expo business opportunities.

The application period for the 2019 Future Tech Breakthrough Award will run from May 29 to July 3. We encourage all institutions that have developed technologies assisted by Ministry of Science and Technology research subsidies to submit applications. Technologies that conform to the following two benchmarks – the technology is a scientific breakthrough that can be explicitly explained (the technology in question holds a forward position in leading global rankings, or is original scientific research or a technological breakthrough that differs from existing thinking) and has industrial applicability (the technology meets market requirements; can create future economic benefits; has the potential for industry-academia cooperation, interdisciplinary application, and the establishment of innovative models; can promote social welfare; and can drive extensive market application scale) – can apply for the award. The selected technologies will be displayed at the 2019 Future Tech Expo, and their teams will have the opportunity to take part in face-to-face, matchmaking discussions. Trophies will be presented during the “Future Tech Expo,” along with cash prizes and certificates. Winners can also list this honor on future plan applications to receive extra points. Institutions are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and apply.

Overview of 2017-18 Future Tech Breakthrough Award winning technologies (add hyperlink)

The 2019 Future Tech Expo (FUTEX 2019) will take place from Dec. 5 to 8 at Taipei World Trade Center’s Exhibition Hall 1. Hundreds of teams will showcase their innovative and groundbreaking technologies and display the R&D strengths and creativity of Taiwan’s academic and research institutions. We welcome all institutions to take part. Please follow or find us on LINE at @futex for more information on the exhibitions and the latest news.