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UK Tech Rocketship Awards in Taiwantitle

Is your company one of Taiwan’s next big tech scale-ups ready to go global?

If your company is a tech scale-up with international growth ambitions, the Tech Rocketship Awards are for you. The inaugural UK Tech Rocketship Awards in Taiwan will connect Taiwan’s fast-rising tech stars with the UK’s world-leading growth eco-system of VCs, advisors, customers and support networks.

Award Categories:

The Award categories are based on the Grand Challenges from the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data
  • Tech for an Aging Society (Life Sciences)
  • Future Mobility

Artificial Intelligence and Data

The UK is at the forefront of the AI and Data Revolution. A well-developed data centre and cloud computing infrastructure already sets the UK apart. It has the largest data centre market in Europe with 24% of the EU total. The UK is also home to many successful AI and Machine Learning companies transforming the global economy, including business models across many sectors. This award is open to scale-ups in data analytics, data centres, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital infrastructure, business model transformation, process innovation and related technologies.

Tech for an Aging Society (Life Sciences)

The world’s ageing population is creating new demands for medical, health and care technologies and tech solutions to help our older citizens lead independent, fulfilled lives and improve their quality of life. With a world class science base, track record in Life Sciences innovation and focus on providing solutions for an aging population, the UK is the ideal place for tech companies in this space to grow. This award is open to scale-ups in medtech, digital health, new care technologies, smart housing and devices, and related technologies.

Future Mobility

The UK is committed to shaping the future of mobility and our smart cities. We are on the cusp of a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside. Connected devices are already at work in plenty of ways, from tracking our daily commutes to speeding up journey times and easing congestion, to gathering information on air and noise pollution to reduce emissions. This award covers innovative smart cities technology, IoT, autonomous & connected vehicles, urban connectedness, citizen engagement and related technologies.

Timeline 2020
Monday 13 April 2020 at 23:59 Taiwan time – Application Deadline
April/May 2020 – Shortlisting, judging process and finalizing winners
Monday, 11 May 2020 – Winners announcement
8–12 June 2020 – UK Programme* (London Tech Week)

* Winners need to be able to travel to the UK for the programme taking place during this week.