Taipei, Fukuoka Ink MOU on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Mayor Ko Wen-je and his counterpart Takashima Soichiro of Fukuoka City signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen entrepreneurial exchanges on February 8.
Ko remarked that Taipei and Fukuoka share traits such as vibrant environments for entrepreneurship and government support for startups. The inking of the bilateral agreement signals the strengthening of collaboration between the two cities to provide incentives, subsidies, consultation service, financial backup, and incubation resources for industries to grow.
The mayor stressed that the two municipal governments will promote exchange of techniques and talents among startup teams. The dignitaries from Japan will visit Taipei’s incubation institutions and entrepreneurship laboratories during this trip. A new digital industry park will be established by the end of this year, he added.
Ko hopes that the two metropolises will benefit from the cooperation, becoming leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia. It will also serve as a foundation for conducting exchanges with cities around the world.
On his part, Takashima echoed Ko’s pledge to provide administrative assistance for startup teams from Taiwan. He believes that the MOU will help boost economic growth for both cities.