Taiwan hosted the ANFoS2018[Date：2018-05-17 ~ 2018-05-18 ]
Taiwan hosted the 15th Asia Nano Forum Summit (ANFoS2018) and a commercialization workshop in conjunction with ANFoS2018 earlier this year. This two-day event started with the “International Workshop on Nanotechnology: from Innovation to Application” on 17 May, followed by the Summit Meeting on 18 May. The workshop on the first day at Academia Sinica aimed to be a B2B platform as well as a successful model in furthering international business cooperation among ANF members. It began with an invited speech on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy including guided introduction to information such as investment and market opportunity. Following the invited speech, presenting country representatives and founders of startup companies from Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan also elaborated on country policy of nanotechnology commercialization in the morning session and promoted business activities such as investment opportunity in the afternoon session respectively. Furthermore, there was a product demonstration from eight companies simultaneously around the venue to offer participants a deeper exchange and better understanding of market opportunity. An especial arrangement amid the Summit Meeting at Courtyard Taipei the next day was to meet with the Vice President of Taiwan, Dr. Chien-Jen Chen, at the Office of the President. Vice President Chen was much delighted to welcome all ANF delegations, on behalf of Taiwan’s government to this year’s Summit in Taiwan and offered his thanks to ANF community for holding this wonderful event in Taiwan as well. He mentioned that Taiwan’s government would continue supporting activities to foster links between Taiwan and ANF members and to promote especially the New Southbound Policy launched in 2016. Dr. Toshihiko Kanayama from Japan, President of ANF and Prof. Dr. Ali Beitollahi from Iran, head of International Nanotechnology Olympiad (INO) steering committee also expressed their gratitude for this arrangement respectively. The 1st INO was held this April in Tehran, Iran and Taiwanese team took first place with the best total score and solution to the theme of “Water and Environment” this year.