I’m going to look to see what I can do about feedback from the Pitch@Palace to see if something can be done rewards wise. Let’s see how the SDGs reporting is progressed, because I need to see UK up here. Certainly you’ve given some interesting thoughts around social media though, ...
We thank you very much for a very interesting overview. That’s fantastic. I’ve also seen a lot of progress since we last met so well done.
Yes, I do think we need to wrap up as well.
It was obviously a big event. [laughs]
Does this mean government departments are getting bigger budgets for common specialists and digital specialists because it costs money to...
It surely shouldn’t be a party political issue.
So it’s crowd funded by rich individuals or with rich individuals?
How is the TFCC funded to do this?
Right. Responding more quickly, you’re killing fake news in some ways.
Have you had to do anything about fake news?
Well, look advanced to me...I think...
Twitter’s not so good for ideographic characters?
Your premier is putting stuff out on Facebook?
How much more are you doing on social media now as a government? Have you really stepped that up?
Some of the companies who are here this week obviously want to collaborate as well, and we’ll see how that goes. Some of them are in that field of Internet of Things. Some of them are in the field of data. Some of them are in the field of big ...
That’s great. We’ve got lots of companies who are with us this week, and we need to go and support them the rest of this week. They’re here to actually learn from what happens here in Taiwan as well, but you’ve described lots of things we could learn from today ...
I think the Sustainable Development Goals are a great leveler between many nations. If you can do other things to communicate issues about Japanese foods, even better.
Sure, that might change. I think if there’s community interest as well as political interest, that community interest will continue unless something’s pulled away and you suddenly stop reporting.
I think SDGs, because they’re UN run as well, will continue irrespective of who’s in power.
The fact that you’ve got other ministers backing you as well as it being an educational tool, that to me is a real sign of progress.
I think you’ve gone a long way with the SDG-indexing. It seems to me, since the time we’ve met, your number for Taiwan was phenomenal.
Is there anything else we could help you with, that you would find useful?
Excuse my lack of geography.
Is this location in the south you mean?
Innovative. It’s the first year. You don’t know, do you? Do you say the awards are in May?
Did it have many entries last year?
This is Asia Pacific, so how are you involving countries around Asia Pacific?
We are due to see NCC later on as well with regard to some of those policy areas. How is this Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership working?
Are you encouraging that from your area, or is that led by other parts of government?
Things like 5G development. Clearly, it’s in the stage at the moment, as opposed to launch.
You can’t force them all, can you?
To what extent are you bringing the telecommunication side to support the SDGs or to support the president’s prize?
Can I mention that?
We haven’t talked about telecommunications at all.
I’ll check that out and see what options there are there to see if they are doable. Recently, he did a Pitch@Palace across some parts of Africa -- South Africa, Kenya, I believe. That seemed to work quite well. I’m not sure it can go on tour everywhere in Asia, ...
It seems to me some of the better ideas you are filtering out might have some international potential if they got on the international stage, so why not give them a stage?
It would be a softer prize if you like for some of the things that you’re already doing. Unless you see any downside to that, I could test it a bit and see what interest there would be.
Typically by November, so it would fit in your July announcement very well. I’ve been involved in some of the judging for it on his behalf before now. I could just ask a few questions and see would they be willing to have some overseas, international presenters. I think they ...
For example, I know he is thinking about doing some other Pitch@Palace events outside the UK. What might be interesting to think about is whether some of your winners go and present at Pitch@Palace in London or something like that as part of an award, particularly if they have international ...
Typically it picks out some 60 startups a year. He started to do some Pitch@Palace activity overseas.
The Duke of York is one of the sons of the Queen of England. Prince Andrew has been running Pitch@Palace for something like 10 years. It’s not really had an SDGs theme to it yet. It’s had an innovation theme to it.
Has anybody ever told you about Pitch@Palace? Have you heard a little about that or no?
I just wonder whether some have got some international meaning, and not just statistics. Good solutions that work here, could work somewhere else, couldn’t they?
The results on the President’s Awards day, because it’s all on the Web and visible, English version as well as Taiwanese?
Also, I think you’ve got an industry here in Taiwan which is really strong on measurement and computing, measurements, sensors, that sort of thing. To me, it’s a natural adjunct to industry’s needs as well.
She loves to bring science and technology to life as well. I think it’s got meaning, whereas it’s sometimes seen as people in white coats do the science, whereas this brings it to life.
You’ve got a lot of backing. Well done.