Global Taipei Dialogue IX: Environmental Governance and Soft Power

This forum invited Dr. Tsung-Yi Lin, the dean of the Department of Geography at National Taiwan Normal University, Mr. Tim Schütz, a visiting scholar from the School of Innovation at National Chengchi University, and Mr. Nate Maynard, an environmental educator and host of Ghost Island Media, to give the lectures at Global Taipei Dialogue.

Bilingual Education Discussion

Taiwan NextGen visited Minsyong Junior High School in Chiayi County, and held talks with the Principal and the Chair of the Parent-Teacher Association on topics related to bilingual education and international student exchanges.

Global Taipei Dialogue: Performing Arts and Multilingualism

Taiwan NextGen Foundation was honored to host the 8th Global Taipei Dialogue (GTD) on Saturday March 27th at the Main Hall of the Kishu An Forest of Literature. The event hosted distinguished guests Mr. Maxime Ramon from the Belgian Office in Taipei and Ms. Shih Hsin-Yuan (施馨媛) from the National Theater and Concert Hall (國家兩廳院).


The audience was also treated to a quadrilingual theatre arts showcase courtesy of the Formosa Improv Group and a panel discussion with arts organizers. 

2021 Seminar on Smart City Tech

Taiwan NextGen thanks Ms. Ming-Snan Ng from ETH Zurich, Dr. Jürgen Hackl, professor at the University of Liverpool, and Ms. Tracey Chang from National Taiwan University BIM for their presentations on applications of smart city technology in policy decisions. Taiwan NextGen will continue to jointly promote smart city related research with scholars from around the world.

2021 Rong-Guan Social Welfare Institution in New Taipei City

Colleagues from the Taiwan NextGen Foundation visited the Rong-Guan Social Welfare Institution in New Taipei City. During the visit, staff at Rong-Guan and representatives of the Taiwan NextGen Foundation discussed various issues confronted by social workers and children in need.

2020 6th Global Taipei Dialogue

This forum discussed freedom of speech challenges faced by the media in Asia. Participating speakers included Reporters Without Borders East Asia Bureau Director, Cédric Alviani, The Telegraph East Asia correspondent, Nicola Smith, special correspondent for Deutsche Welle East Asia, William Yang, and founder of New Bloom, Brian Hioe. Panelists discussed issues such as media freedom, fake news, and the quality of news content.


2020 All Hands Taiwan 

Taiwan NextGen Foundation participated in the All Hands Taiwan international job fair and shared information about educational programs such as the bilingual Global Taipei Dialogue series.


Taiwan NextGen’s bilingual events can be helpful for job seekers who are trying to improve their bilingual abilities in line with Taiwan’s 2030 bilingual initiative to make Taiwan more internationally competitive.

2020 Where do chickens come from?

The Taiwan NextGen Foundation promotes education on the food production process. NextGen CEO Kuan-Ting Chen visited the Changhua chicken farm of Liangyi Yao, the former general manager of the Taipei Livestock Company. The two discussed chicken husbandry, life education, as well as food and agriculture education. Mr. Yao pointed out that the recent issue of American pork has generated interest in the importance of meat origin labeling and as well as meat quality. However, in addition to pork imports, all meat products should be garnering such attention. Mr. Yao called on the relevant departments to expand their attention to incorporate all meat labeling to promote openness and transparency of product information.

2017 Panel on AR Technology’s Industrial Applications and Future Prospect​

Legislators Ming-wen Chen and Yung-chang Chiang co-hosted October’s Panel on AR Technology’s Industrial Applications and Future Prospect. Guests from academia, governmental, and the tech industry were invited to discuss how the parliament can play a role in helping Taiwan’s augmented reality (AR) industries grow and survive in the face of competition. NextGen was honored to have legislators Tai-Hua Lin and Karen Yu join the discussion.


Taiwan’s technology industry and academic research institutions have been working tirelessly showing significant progress in AR, however government strategy and support lags behind. To address this issue the audience included officials from Ministries of Economic Affairs, Culture, Education, Science, and Technology, as well as National Development Council, to participate in the discussion surrounding the following challenges:

1.  Entry barriers for local companies investing in the R&D of AR technology

2.  Policy-based approach to establishing an indigenous AR industry supply chain and ecosystem.

3.  Training of AR/VR professionals and bridging the gap between academia and the commercial world.


Taiwan NextGen sincerely believes this panel discussion will start a series of extensive, sustainable, and passionate conversations between stakeholders, and the foundation on which to make Taiwan’s AR/VR industry a reality.

2017 Panel on the Future Prospect of AMOLED Industry

Historically, Taiwan owes much of its economic success to the electronics industry. However, currently this industry is facing multifaceted competition. We must ask ourselves: what are Taiwan’s core competencies within this particular industry, and where are we in the growth cycle in relation to our competitors? This question can only be answered through an in-depth understanding of the sector and global market trends.


Senior Legislator Ming-wen Chen and Taiwan NextGen Foundation hosted the Panel on the Future Prospect of AMOLED Industry.  Members from the National Development Council,the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, and policy staffers from the Parliament were invited. This panel began with an introduction to the state of Taiwan’s AMOLED industry by Dr. Ke-tai Chu from Kingmaker Optics and was followed by a technology demonstration.


Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) is a revolutionary successor of the OLED display technology. AMOLED consumes less power and proves to have higher refresh rates (thus reducing response time) than OLED display. This technology is already an essential feature on smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone X. Taiwan NextGen Foundation aims to gather support from allies in the government, industry, academia, and the parliament to help remove business barriers to these innovative Taiwanese enterprises.