/  ECCT   /  Latest News   /  First workshop on European entrepreneurship at NTU

First workshop on European entrepreneurship at NTU

The first of a series of five mini workshops was held for students at National Taiwan University (NTU) to educate students about European entrepreneurship and facilitate the development of talent through internships at European companies operating in Taiwan.

The five mini-workshops on “European entrepreneurship and European Enterprises in Taiwan” are taking place between October and December 2021 as part of the NTU’s course “European Students and the European Union” facilitated by Professor Su Hung-dah. More than 90 undergraduate students from a variety of majors have registered for the course.

The mini-workshops will serve as a trial in preparation for the course “European Entrepreneurship and EU-Asian Relationships”, which will run in the second semester at National Taiwan University (NTU) starting in February 2022. ECCT member companies will also be offering internship opportunities for students enrolled in the course.

The first lecture was given by Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region for STMicroelectronics on the topic of “The geopolitics of technology”. The lecture was also attended by NTU Executive Vice President Dr Chen Ming-Syan, ECCT Chairman Henry Chang, and ECCT CEO Freddie Höglund. Ahead of the lecture Dr Chen gave opening remarks while ECCT Chairman Henry Chang gave a short introduction to the ECCT. In addition, Cindy Cheng from STMicroelectronics gave a quick introduction to STMicroelectronics.

In the lecture. MD Izzo talked about the evolution of technologies, notably the semiconductor industry, and how geopolitics shape the development of technologies and vice versa. The idea of decoupling of supply chains was singled out as a discussion topic. Following the lecture Professor Su invited students to discuss in groups and express their views on decoupling. Some students also raised questions during the lecture regarding ST’s sustainability work and internship opportunities.