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Taipei Delegation Attends GCTC in Washington DC, Promotes GO SMART

* Organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of U.S. Department of Commerce, the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) will take place in Washington DC on July 11 and 12. This is the third time that Taipei City has been invited to attend the program since joining for the first time in 2016.

Besides participating in the exhibition, Taipei City Government will also share its experiences and projects pertaining to smart city during the forum, as while as introducing Global Organization of Smart Cities (GO SMART) – the brainchild of the city. The intention is to invite more North American and international metropolises and other industry members to join the initiative in order to facilitate collaboration between international cities through the Inter-City PoC project and expedite the development of global smart cities.

Led by the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency of National Development Council, Team Taiwan consists of municipalities such as Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Tainan City. The delegation will travel to the US to participate in the 2019 GCTC, and the Department of Information Technology (DOIT) will attend the exhibition with Taipei Smart City Project Management Office and new startup BiiLabs.

According to DOIT Chief Secretary Chen Hui-min, the city government has promoted smart city development by applying the open city and public-private collaboration approach. As the chair city of GO SMART, it seeks to vigorously expand cross-border collaborations in order to achieve the goal of Inter-City PoC and increase international exposure. During the exhibition, the delegates are expected to meet with international organizations including FIWARE (German open source platform) and WeGO (Korean e-Government Smart Platform) to engage in exchanges and discussions.

In addition, the Taiwan delegates are invited to visit the Microsoft Technology Center and NIST headquarters in New York to proactively exchange experiences with various organizations and facilitate the exportation of smart city-related IoT solutions internationally. For more Inter-City PoC case studies please refer to the GO SMART website (https://www.citiesgosmart.org/).