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  • ABSG and IAPS form all-round strategic partnership

    AquaBloom International Sports Technology Group Limited (“ABSG”) signed a strategic agreement with Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, Taiwan Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (“IAPS”). The two platforms will work hand in hand to contribute to the development Sports and SportsTech industry of the Cross-strait Four Regions and Asia-Pacific Region. This is also by far the only cooperation platform dedicated to the SportsTech & Innovation in the Cross-strait Four Regions. ABSG is pleased to welcome another world-class partner to its established global ecosystem and business network.

    Founded in 2013, IAPS (Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, Taiwan Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) is a tech-oriented and university-affiliated startup accelerator, areas of focus of which include SportsTech. To date, IAPS has worked with 1000+ startups and lab techs. Each year under their programs, the cohorts raise ~10-11 million USD. IAPS has also been credited as the top 1 accelerator in the APAC region and top 7 globally by UBI Global in 2015. IAPS is also the only platform dedicated to SportsTech ecosystem in Taiwan.

    The vision from the founder of IAPS, Dr. Hank Huang, is to provide startups with a trustworthy and value-added ecosystem. Our goal is to empower Taiwan's innovation ecosystem to be recognized and to make contributions to the world.

    Core Business of IAPS including:
    1.Sports Tech Accelerator (6-month): The mission is to establish and expand the sports innovation ecosystem across the Asia-Pacific region. The Sports Tech Accelerator aims to seamlessly connect sports technology resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region, unite sports technology accelerators, and craft a robust sports technology Asia hub. With 104 startups from 22 countries in our ecosystem, we’ve successfully accelerated an international network for cross-industry collaboration.

    Mr. Mike Yang, Founder&CEO of ABSG, has been invited by IAPS to participate in and support its SportsTech Accelerator program as a judge and event speaker in previous editions.

    2.Market Access Programs:
    Access To Taiwan(A2T): a market access sprint program specifically designed for non-Taiwanese Tech startups to engage the Taiwan startup ecosystem. The program is a great opportunity for overseas startups to access Taiwan’s manufacturing, R&D and traditional high-tech industries as well as our deep tech talent pool.

    Access To Asia(A2A): a 4-months Asia market access acceleration program for startups. Enrolled startups will be collaborating with overseas partners, mentors, investors and participating in online or physical workshops for the international market. IAPS provides a one–stop service for startups to explore multi-national business and funding opportunities among Asia.

    2023 marks IAPS' 10th anniversary, having supported the growth of over a thousand startups and research teams. Looking ahead, IAPS is committed to further collaboration with industry, government, academia, and research partners.

    ABSG is a globalized SportsTech & innovation platform to promote the multi-level integration and development and synergies of capital, talent, technology, market and projects in the international sports technology industry. ABSG is the unique one-stop-solution platform in the vertical field of sports technology in Asia, which has been honored and recognized by many international organizations, and is the only sports technology platform representative and ecosystem from Greater China in the Global Sports Technology Industry Report for three consecutive years. The founder, Mr. Mike Yang, has also been selected as one of the Top 30 global innovation leaders in the field of SportsTech and is the only Asian representative.

    At present, ABSG has established in-depth strategic partnerships with more than 60 SportsTech & innovation platforms from 25 countries, more than 40 SportsTech investment partners. more than 100 various partners from China, and signed more around 100 top-notch SportsTech companies/IPs as Ecosystem members.

    Core Business of ABSG including:
    - The Global SportsTech Alliance and the Global SportsTech Center, Cluster with Hong Kong as the core base
    - Major own created innovation projects of sports industry with various cutting-edge technologies
    - Committed to serving the basic needs of the global sports industry
    - Charity

    ABSG looks forward to multi-level and all-round cooperation with the IASP to contribute to the global SportsTech industry development. Areas of cooperation include but are not limited to:
    - Promote the development Sports and SportsTech industry of the Cross-strait Four Regions and Asia-Pacific Region
    - SportsTech accelerator programs
    - Investment and financing cooperation
    - Support of major innovation projects of both sides
    - SportsTech related activities of both sides
    - Professional services support such as the projects landing from the ecosystem of both sides