The beautiful Providence University (PU) is located in the city of Taichung and generously hosts the Asia BizTech program as they conduct their work in Taiwan. PU provides true home away from home for Boise State University (BSU) students by opening their dormitories, class rooms, and lending their most talented language professors. BSU and PU have cultivated an extraordinary relationship with the creation of the 2-Plus-2 program which allows students to attain two bachelor’s degrees in four years by completing a selection of courses mutually agreed upon by two universities. In this case, the Providence students would complete most of their pre-approved 100- and 200-level courses in Taichung and then complete most upper-division courses at Boise State University.
Industrial Technology Research Institute
ITRI is Taiwan’s leading interface between government and industry with a focus on promoting high-tech, R&D based companies worldwide. Working with thousands of companies in Taiwan and partners in Silicon Valley, Boston, and around the globe, this is ITRI’s first time to welcome Boise State students.
The Taiwan Thinktank is Taiwan’s top advisor to senior officials on economic and political issues.
Taiwan-USA Cooperation Promotion Office (TUSA), under the direction of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, functions as a liaison between Taiwanese and American companies. Through cultivating this industrial cooperation and investment, TUSA promotes the mutual interests of both partners. TUSA specializes in promoting smart machinery, green energy, IoT, biomedical, and semiconductor industries.
Nexcom is one of the leading golobal providers in industrial Internet of Things solutions and works on bringing the “smart” into all kinds of production.
Megaforce is an international company that focuses on plastic part production as well as providing opto-mechatronics services. Their core values include advancement of products, collaboration across industries, and sustainable operation.
Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence.
Institute for Information Industry
III has taken part in planning and promoting public policies related to information industry. It has contributed to the pioneer research and development in information and communication technology, the deepening and broadening of information applications, the training and education of talents in this field and the participation in building infrastructure for national information technology. III’s achievements have been widely recognized.
Creative design is one of the major keys to elevate national competitiveness. Therefore, to promote the development of Taiwan’s cultural and creative industry, the Taiwan Design Center (TDC), a national design organization, was established in 2003, and has offered its services since 2004. TDC performs as an integrated, value-creation service platform, where innovation is encouraged, industrial and economic development is promoted, and Taiwan’s native design capabilities are fostered and developed in their well-suited social and cultural spaces. TDC aims to elevate the original and creative capabilities of design talents in Taiwan, to facilitate international design exchanges, to assist local companies to develop their brands, and to strengthen competitiveness in the market to increase added value on the industry.
Idaho-Asia Trade Office
The Idaho-Asia Trade Office can provide assistance in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Mr. Eddie Yen is the director of the Idaho-Asia Trade Office. He works with hundreds of Idaho companies and helps organize trade missions, trade shows, buying delegations and educational visits. Mr. Yen has a comprehensive and deep understanding of Idaho’s industries, market opportunities and export needs.
Mayfull was established in 1963 as a professional food supplier. They are now a leading food importer in Taiwan. Their philosophy is based on integrity, cooperation, innovation, and sharing. Mayfull supplies to food service, retail, restaurant, and hotel. Their ethos is to “enjoy an aesthetics life with fine foods.”