Learn from Stockholm, digital startups in Taiwan strive for global markets.

Updated: Oct 1

16 Sept 2021

借鏡瑞典「獨角獸工廠」 台灣數位新創搶國際生意

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The 2021 edition of the European innovation scoreboard shows that Sweden continues to be the EU innovation leader. H&M, Ericsson, Skype, Spotify, and more are headquartered in Stockholm. This city produces more billion-dollar companies per capita than any other region in the world after Silicon Valley, telling the tale of a unicorn factory.


Due to Swedish welfare, the risk of new business development is relatively low, David Liu, the Community Lead of Norrsken Foundation said. Norrsken Foundation is a Swedish non-profit organization, which supports and invests in entrepreneurs. More importantly, successful entrepreneurs actively share their experiences as encourage newcomers and contribute to the ecosystem, Liu emphasized. He also pinpointed that education in Sweden can cultivate talents for challenging industries.



aetherAI co-founder and CEO Joe Yeh graduated from National Taiwan University College of Medicine and trained in information science. aetherAI, focusing on AI-powered medical imaging solutions, was found in 2015. It has been striving for global markets in recent years.


Many startup accelerators, available for local entrepreneurs, bringing abroad experiences to locals, Yeh said. The startup ecosystem in Taiwan has been progressing, leading us on the right track, he addressed.


aetherAI is a medical image AI solution provider, developing AI-powered diagnostic support systems to ease the burden on healthcare professionals and improve the quality of diagnostic imaging.


台灣擁有完整ICT供應鏈,醫療品質也具有國際水準,現在有新創公司結合兩大強項,為精準醫療帶來突破性進展。


葉肇元台大醫學系出身,又有程式設計背景,2015年成立新創公司至今,觸角已伸向國際市場。將病理資料數位化之後,AI透過深度學習,就能變成病理科醫師好幫手,血液病理之骨髓增生性腫瘤AI診斷即為一例。


近10年來,台灣新創蓬勃發展,如何掌握世界潮流、市場商機,包括健康醫療、電動車等等,將是國內新創新課題。


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Original article https://news.tvbs.com.tw/world/1586987