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2022
08/02
Young entrepreneurs introduce the tastes of Taiwan at Food Innovation Camp 2022 in Hamburg, Germany
1Owner of DEERLAND TEA, Angie Chen, was selected for Food Innovation Camp 2022, being the only stall out of 80-plus stalls to display products Made in Taiwan. The event attracted 1,300 buyers from across Germany, local businesses and innovative youth.<br /><br /> DEERLAND TEA's owner Angie Chen was one of the first Overseas Community Affairs Council Global Young Entrepreneur Stars. She said she entered the selection for Food Innovation Camp because she wanted to obtain information related to local entrepreneurship of German youth and go through the local innovative business selection process in person. She realized that the owner of a startup is vital. To better introduce Taiwan's excellent tea industry, she cooperated with Overseas Compatriot Card specially-engaged business Teamate and a Taiwanese company that imports Fu Wan chocolate from Taiwan, UROCISSA, to jointly exhibit fine Taiwanese teas, handmade tea drinks and Fu Wan chocolate that is made in Taiwan from start to finish from local-sourced ingredients, cleverly showing that Taiwan has the skills to produce international (EU)standard products. She also pointed out that Taiwan is one of the few democratic and developed countries that produces tea, coffee and chocolate, three fine agricultural products. By participating, visitors to Food Innovation Camp were able to see and experience the tastes of Taiwan.<br /><br /> The owner of Teamate said that he insists on the highest quality for Taiwanese handmade tea drinks. As natural tea is very sensitive to water quality, with the precondition of not adding any chemicals and using local materials and equipment, he solved the problem of tea drink quality instability caused by German water quality.<br /><br /> Descendant of Taiwanese calligrapher Cheng Chin-fa, Dr. Kalie Martin Cheng, his sister and an African friend also had a stall for their company Plastic2Beans GmbH. He said that this startup intends to improve the problem of plastic material use in developing countries by using his expertise to increase the plastic recycling rate and thus reduce the burden on the earth. The recycled plastic container they have developed is sold together with coffee grown in Ethiopia; they are now sold in supermarkets in Cologne.<br /><br /> This year's was the fourth Food Innovation Camp. Every year, 80 innovative food companies are selected for participation. After the pandemic, this year more than 90 businesses were selected, more than ever before. Partners included large local companies and media such as REWE Nord, Chefs Culinar, The Social Chain AG, Bünting Group, Jung, Veganz, Katjes Greenfood, Green Generation Fund, Open Kitchen and Hamburger Morgenpost.<br /><br />f2d7dfbc-3e5e-4af2-ab88-e58f6b2791325
2022
08/02
2022 Global Young Entrepreneur Stars Selection winners announced.Tung Chen-yuan personally presents certificates to winning young entrepreneurs
1The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) held the Global Young Entrepreneur Stars Selection for the first time last year with the aim of helping global young entrepreneurs grow strong and increase their development capability; the activity received a lot of attention from overseas compatriot young entrepreneurs. The response was very enthusiastic for this year's second edition, with 69 young entrepreneurs from 21 countries on six continents registering. Finally, 30 people had the honor of being named 2022 Global Young Entrepreneur Star.<br /><br /> The Bay Area of San Francisco is located in world technology center, Silicon Valley, and has many young entrepreneurs. This year, five people from the area were named Global Young Entrepreneur Stars; they were Jeffrey Yen, Tang Chih-wei, Hsieh Pei-yin, Hsieh Tien-tse and Samuel Chien. OCAC Minister Tung Chen-yuan presented certificates to and congratulated three of the winners at Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco on the afternoon of July 9.He said that Silicon Valley is the world center of innovation and technology and he expects more and more of its young entrepreneurs to take part in Global Young Entrepreneur Stars in future. He expressed the hope that Global Young Entrepreneur Stars can serve as models that inspire young entrepreneurs around the world. He said he was very pleased to be able to present digital certificates to winners in person, and felt gratified as this was the first awards ceremony held since the results of 2022 Global Young Entrepreneur Stars Selection were announced on May 11.<br /><br /> The winning young entrepreneurs took to the stage to give thanks and also shared films about their business operations. As Tang Chih-wei and Hsieh Tien-tse were unable to attend they made a prerecorded video to explain their feeling on receiving the award, Director-General of TECO in San Francisco Ming-Chi Scott Lai, Director of Culture Center of TECO in San Francisco (Milpitas) Sophia Chuang , ROC Centenary Overseas Compatriot Speaking Representative OCAC Senior Adviser Jean Lu , Dr. Lu, OCAC commissioners Jenny Tan, Charles C. Chung, Larry Wang, Catharina L. Gill, Johnney Lee, Anna Wei, first Global Young Entrepreneur Star Yatzu (Anya) Cheng , and overseas compatriot leaders from the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce-Northern California (TACC-NC), Global Federation of Chinese Business Women- Northern California and other organizations attended.<br /><br />06b6947c-22ea-4bf2-b5ce-89dd8d0e266e5
2022
07/15
The Overseas Community Affairs Council's first-ever Overseas Metaverse Youth Camp is now open for registration!
In order to encourage overseas youth to study in Taiwan, learn about Taiwanese culture, higher education and technical and vocational programs, and the latest technological advancements, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) is utilizing digital technology to provide online courses in the Metaverse to expand its services to youth abroad. The 2022 Overseas Community Affair Council's Online Overseas Youth Camp is open for registration now! Every year, the OCAC organizes study programs in Taiwan that attract overseas youth to participate. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, 720-degree panoramic VR technology was used for the first time to conduct online camps so overseas youth could view Taiwan's beautiful landscape and industrial technology from their homes. This year, in order to allow even more students to have the experience, the OCAC is offering three tailored courses from August 6th to October 8th. All online courses will be taught through video lectures, and feature a technological topic that has taken the world by storm—the Metaverse. The contents of the program include: • A Metaverse Concepts and Applications course • Using Avatars (virtual characters) for live streaming • Visiting companies related to Metaverse Learning • Immersing yourself in the virtual world through Metaverse products At the same time, the camp will have a dedicated Metaverse classroom, allowing students to roam freely throughout the virtual space using their avatars. This space will be used to discuss course content and publish their results with classmates. The content covered at this year's online camp will be rich and diverse, introducing Taiwan in an out-of-the-box way by a travel expert. Students will be able to learn about geography, politics, science and technology, education, culture, and much more to dive deep into Taiwan. There will also be a chance to study Taiwanese, funny slang stories, and Taiwanese song in this program. In addition, there will also be school tours, which include: • Industry-Academia Cooperation Program for Overseas Compatriots • Overseas Youth Vocational Training Program "Two-Year Associate Degree Course" newly launched this year • Universities and Colleges • Universities of Science and Technology This will give students a better understanding of the different types of schools in Taiwan, helping them to apply for schools later on. The cultural tour will use videos and study sheets to guide you through five cultural attractions in Taiwan that combine natural ecology, society, and festivals, such as the Luye Hot Air Balloon Festival, Taroko National Park, Yehliu Geopark, Tainan Confucius Temple, and Mengka Bopiliao Old Street. In addition, there will be special courses on Taiwan's high-tech and cultural and creative industries that explore issues of international concern, such as AIOT and environment sustainable development. The camp will also offer an online challenge game designed to entertain and teach. To serve youth around the world, this online camp will have online teaching assistants for Mandarin, English, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian. Further information in these languages will be provided on the camp website to assist students in experiencing all parts of these wonderful camp courses. During the camp, a contest will be held to encourage students to post pictures, videos, or text and share their online camp experience on their Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. The post with the most likes or shares will win the award for Most Popular Post along with other prizes. Students who attend 80% of the concurrent courses will be awarded a certificate of completion in both Mandarin and English. The schedule of each batch is as follows: • Batch 1: New Southbound Region Special Class • 2022/8/6 – 2022/10/8, a total of 10 weeks/20 hours. • (Taiwan time every Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) • Batch 2: Global Intensive Class • 2022/8/8 – 2022/8/19, a total of 2 weeks/20 hours • (Morning class: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Taiwan time) • (Afternoon class: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Taiwan time) • Batch 3: Global Weekend Class (Saturday and Sunday) • 2022/8/20~2022/9/18, a total of 5 weeks/20 hours • (Morning class: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Taiwan time) • (Afternoon class: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Taiwan time) For those between the ages of 16 and 25 (based on the date of birth as stated on your passport), your age will be calculated at the state date of registration for the camp. As long as you have a foreign passport or Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement, you are able to sign up. For more details about admissions and the application form, please contact overseas units, the Overseas Chinese Cultural and Educational Service Center of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, or download it here from the Overseas Community Affairs Council's website. https://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Pages/VDetail.aspx?nodeid=6122&pid=40562892Students who do not have an I-Compatriot Card or Overseas Compatriot Card, please go to the following website and click "OCC Apply Online." Once you successfully apply for an OCC, you can complete the registration for the 2022 Online Overseas Youth Camp!https://www.ocacocc.net/cht/index.php?act=card_signup Registration is open now. It will close when it has reached the maximum number of applicants. Please seize this opportunity to register as soon as possible! Come join us for an amazing Metaverse learning journey!