MEDICAL TAIWAN - Taiwan offers Industry 4.0 advantage amid COVID-19 outbreak

Taiwan offers Industry 4.0 advantage amid COVID-19 outbreak

A continuous investment into the latest and emerging technologies has enabled Taiwan to become an industrial and innovation powerhouse. In the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2019, Taiwan was placed 12th among 141 countries and economies. In the 2018 edition, Taiwan was described as a ‘Super Innovator’ along with Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

With strong government support, Taiwan not only developed high-tech manufacturing capabilities but also a highly educated high-tech talent pool and an innovative culture. The country is now a key player in the Industry 4.0 revolution.

Industry 4.0 is how industrial processes leverage smart technologies such as AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. The integration and application of all these technologies result in its ecosystem. Industry 4.0 aims to enable companies to react to changing environment and markets. According to the MPI Group, the global manufacturing sector will invest US$267 billion for AIoT-related technologies in 2020.

International companies such as Google, IBM and Microsoft are also continuing to invest in Taiwan, especially in the AI sector. The robust technology ecosystem of Taiwan has helps develop technologies that drive the Industry 4.0 revolution.

Taiwan is well-positioned to excel in the world's Industry 4.0 future. For business in smart manufacturing solutions, contact a TAITRA branch offices near you.

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***As of today, Monday March 2, the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in 88,909 confirmed cases reported worldwide. As of writing, a total of 41 confirmed cases were reported in Taiwan, with 1 deceased, 12 released from isolation, and the remainder hospitalized in stable condition.

***The latest reports as shown in the following table

Nations Confirmed cases
China, including Hong Kong (98)
and Macau (10)
Republic of Korea 4,335
Italy 1,694
Iran 978
2 cruise ships in international conveyance 706
Japan 257
Germany 150
France 130
Singapore 102
Spain 74
United States of America 74
Kuwait 56
Bahrain 47
Thailand 43
Taiwan 41
UK 36
Malaysia 29
Switzerland 27
Australia 25
UAE 21
Canada 20
Iraq 19
Vietnam 16