[Event Report] 2019 EUTW Forum: Talent Cultivation and Smart Car Trend Development Forum 智慧汽車趨勢發展與人才培育 活動報導
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This event was organised by the ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (LCI), together with the European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW) and TÜV Rheinland, to discuss how to nurture young talent for the evolving mobility industry as well as the latest market trends and technologies such as the Internet of Vehicles (IOV) and smart mobility.
The event began with opening remarks by Kuan Chung-ming, President of National Taiwan University, and ECCT Chairman, Giuseppe Izzo. In his opening remarks ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo said that the field of mobility is a good example of an industry that is changing rapidly to meet the need for greater efficiency, connectivity and autonomous driving and that it is also a good example of how rapid advances in technology require a flexible approach to education and developing talent, which is especially important given that Taiwan is facing talent shortages in many areas. In his remarks, Dr Kuan reiterated sentiments expressed by Chairman Izzo on the importance of cooperation between academia and industry to cultivate talent. He went on to talk about a number of academic and student collaboration initiatives that the NTU is engaged in with universities around the world, including in Europe, Japan and the United States.This was followed by a signing ceremony of an MOU between the ECCT and NTU to develop a student internship and employment programme for graduates.
During the CEO roundtable in the morning session, speakers gave insights on talent cultivation as well as smart mobility trends and featured all of the CEO roundtable's speakers as panellists and was moderated by Chan Kuei-Yuan, Deputy Vice President of NTU Academic Affairs Office in the Q&A session.
(L-R: Deputy Vice President of NTU Academic Affairs, Chan Kuei-Yuan; Max Lyou, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan; Hsu Yu-chin, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Giuseppe Izzo, Chairman of the ECCT; HK Wang, CEO of Siemens Mobility Taiwan Branch; Sabrina Schmidt-Koschella, Deputy Director of the German Institute in Taiwan)
Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan, & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region of STMicroelectronics, spoke about mobility trends and the great potential for collaboration and synergy between European and Taiwanese companies.
Hsu Yu-chin, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, gave an overview of the MOST’s role in supporting scientific research and development, industrial collaboration and the management of Taiwan's science parks.
Max Lyou, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan, introduced his company and its services, globally, regionally and in Taiwan.
HK Wang, CEO of Siemens Mobility Taiwan Branch, introduced some innovative new mobility solutions including a solution for hybrid diesel-electric trucks.
Sabrina Schmidt-Koschella, Deputy Director of the German Institute in Taiwan, noted that Germany’s automotive industry accounts for 20% of Germany's economy.
The afternoon session featured presentations on smart mobility trends by distinguished experts from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), ABB, Bosch, Siemens, Taiwan Turing, ITS Taiwan and NAR Labs. Following the Q&A session, featured all of the afternoon’s speakers as panellists and was moderated by SK Jason Chang, Professor & Vice President of ITS Taiwan. The moderator reported that, as of a week prior to the forum, 474 electric buses were deployed in Taiwan, behind the government’s roadmap schedule to convert all bus routes in Taiwan to e-buses by 2030.
Moderator SK Jason Chang, Professor & Vice President of ITS Taiwan (the third from the right)
Jan Hollmann, Managing Director of Bosch Taiwan gave a presentation on the subject of “Shaping the future of mobility”. The company vision for mobility is to create emission free, accident free and stress free mobility.
Kumail Rashid, Sales Manager for ABB Taiwan, gave a presentation on the topic “eMobility, infrastructure and digitalisation” which introduced his company' s EV charging infrastructure technology.