The Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC-Taiwan) project was launched in 2015. The establishment of the Center is intended to link Taiwan’s startup entrepreneurs with the venture capital firms and accelerators in Silicon Valley. Operated by ITRI, a nonprofit R&D organization founded in 1973, TIEC-Taiwan is tasked with the mission to introduce high potential Taiwanese startup companies to the Bay Area startup ecosystem. A selected startup is entitled to a grant of staying in the US. In addition, TIEC-Taiwan will provide consultation, mentoring and other needed services for the selected startups to merge into the innovation and entrepreneur environment. TIEC-Taiwan showcases the dedication to creating opportunities for global collaboration, investment and innovation. Meanwhile, it amplifies the vision to expand Taiwan’s role in the global value chain. The objective is to build new connections with Silicon Valley, attract bilateral investment and demonstrate the value of collaborating with Taiwan’s companies and startup teams.