Following the triumph of its “Sharing is Caring” initiative over three years ago, the Taiwan International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs (TITA, MOEA), and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) have introduced a new worldwide competition today. This contest invites submissions of project proposals geared towards restoring global sustainability using Taiwanese products.

Dubbed as “Go Green with Taiwan,” the worldwide sustainability program concept contest aims to encourage any team to generate compelling ideas that will promote technological collaboration to enable an environmentally and economically sustainable future, utilizing products and solutions from Taiwan, a nation recognized globally for its technologically advanced and life-changing innovations.

“Go Green with Taiwan” contest is open to participants who are either part of a company or any institution, such as colleges or universities, non-government organizations, public associations, among others. Submission of entries is made convenient by just filling out the online form and questionnaire: https://gogreen.surveycake.biz/s/eLGWV.

All submitted proposals will go through a qualification phase and will be reviewed further by a panel of environmental sustainability experts until the grand finals. Proposals will be evaluated for their excellence in four (4) categories: environmental and economic sustainability, feasibility, innovation, and the relevant use of products or solutions from Taiwan.

A total of Six finalists will get free round-trip tickets to Taiwan, including accommodations and other travel expenses. Three of the most outstanding proposals shall receive US$20,000 as prize money. The deadline for submission of proposals is on August 31, 2024. Winners will be announced by late December 2024.

According to TAITRA Chairman James Huang, they collectively promote the stories of Taiwanese enterprises’ pursuit of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects to the international community. “Go Green with Taiwan” serves as an important gateway for international partners to first understand Taiwan’s path to sustainability, where people around the world can learn how to find suitable partners in Taiwan for the future.

“Through the global call for proposals, we aspire not only to pursue business and technical cooperation but also to encourage Taiwanese industries to understand global sustainability issues and go international, creating more touching stories,” TAITRA Chairman Huang added.

Ms. Cynthia Kiang, General Director of TITA, emphasizes that with the specter of global climate change and rising energy demands facing the world today, many countries agree that developing green energy and a sustainable economy has become even more imperative, with carbon reduction and green sustainability as vital components in this crucial mission.

“To achieve this important goal, the government will actively collaborate closely with industries. Facing the climate crisis, we must resolutely implement the net-zero transition and promote ‘net-zero emissions’ and ‘clean energy’ without delay,” TITA General Director Kiang said.

She pointed out that Taiwan’s green industry boasts of advanced technologies, abundant software and hardware resources, a well-established R&D environment, and high-quality talent, that can produce stable and high value-added green materials and related products, making it an ideal partner for the international development of green energy and a sustainable economy, Ms. Kiang said in her remarks during the launch.

Dir. Kiang also emphasized that “Go Green with Taiwan” will fully showcase the joint efforts of the international community and Taiwan towards the sustainable development of the Earth, while the government will also continue to assist businesses and strive for more green business opportunities for them. “We firmly believe that Taiwan can contribute more to the international promotion of the sustainable green energy industry and make its significant contribution to environmental sustainability.”

For more details about “Go Green with Taiwan,” visit https://gogreen.taiwanexcellence.org/. For updates on “Go Green with Taiwan” activities, follow Taiwan Excellence on Facebook and Instagram https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/, https://www.instagram.com/taiwanexcellence_ph/?hl=en.

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