Taiwan Government Award, Grant and Loan

To encourage SMEs or startups to start and run their business, Taiwan Government, at both national and local levels, are providing various supporting awards, grants and loans

Taiwan SME Innovation Award

The purpose of Taiwan SMEs Innovation Award(中小企業創新研究獎) is to politically create a climate promoting innovative R&D, so as to inspire the prosperity of SMEs. For the past 25 years, the award has been granted to almost 860 SMEs that exhibited excellent performances in innovation and research development. This year, thirty innovative subjects will be chosen for this honor and each winner will be awarded with NT$150,000 and a certificate of award.
Award amount: NT$ 150,000
For More Information
Website:
https://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/article-en-2612-4471
Facebook: 中小企業創新研究獎 Taiwan SMEs Innovation Award
Contact: 886-2-2366-0812 ext.308

Business Startup Award

Business Startup Award(新創事業獎) aims at encouraging startups and enterprises to develop innovative product, technology, process or service and create premium business model. The enterprise should be established within less than 5 years and recognized by the competent authority
Total Award amount: NT$ 2,400,000
For More Information
Website:

https://startupaward.sme.gov.tw/Home/Index/#award/
https://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/article-en-2612-4472
Facebook: 新創事業獎 Business Startup Award
Contact: 886-2-2366-0812 ext.170 / 327

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

SBIR01
Developing a brand new idea, concept or new technology
SBIR02
Applying an existing technology to a new application
SBIR03
Applying a new technology or business model to an existing application
SBIR04
Improving an existing technology or product
Pilot Study /
Preliminary Planning
Phase 1
NT $1,000,000
6 months
  • A small-scale experiment or statistical analysis of the creative concept that can potentially benefit industries so as to validate that concept as being viable.
  • Applicants must describe the key problems addressed, the creative concept they intend to use, anticipated benefits to industries, as well as relative R&D track records and implementation plans.
R&D / Detailed Planning
Phase 2
NT $10,000,000
2 years
  • This involves the implementation and wide application of R&D results in Phase II so as to meet market and customer demand.
  • The focus of R&D extends from the emphasis on the design of technical innovations to the production of the technical application.
  • They may include engineering techniques, moulding development techniques, product design, trial production and ramp-up techniques, or primary market surveys.
  • Applicants must describe the application of the developed technique, feasible implementation, commercialization target and expected benefits.
Value-Added Applications
Phase 2+
NT $5,000,000
1 year
  • R&D of a product, production method or service mechanism based on a tangible and feasible creative concept expected to benefit industries.
  • The R&D of a production method can extend to the trial production or ramp-up stage.
  • Applicants must describe the key problems addressed, the creative concept they intend to use, anticipated benefits to industries, as well as relative R&D track records and implementation plans.
For More Information
Contact: 0800-888-968
Website: http://www.sbir.org.tw/introsbiren

Service Industry Innovation Research (SIIR)

Service Industry Innovation Research (服務業創新研發計畫) – Research grant for companies legally registered in Taiwan, not including branch offices, with positive equity in the retail, logistics, restaurants, advertising, e-commerce industries.
Grant amount: Up to NT$10 million
For More Information
Website:
http://gcis.nat.gov.tw/neo-s/Web/default.aspx
Contact: 886-2-2701-1769 ext.231~241

National Development Fund Startup Angel Project

National Development Fund Startup Angel Project (行政院國家發展基金 創業天使投資方案) is to support entrepreneurs with innovative capacities and global potential could grow rapidly.
Investment amount: Up to NT$20 million
For More Information
Website:
https://www.angelinvestment.org.tw/
Contact: 886-2-2546-5336

Taipei City Industry Incentive Subsidy Project

Taipei City Industry Incentive Subsidy Project臺北市產業發展獎勵補助計畫 has been launched by Taipei City Government. In order to encourage technology development, Taipei City is the first city government that provides R&D, brands establishment incubation, new startups, and competitive industries to develop key industries.
Companies registered in Taipei or SMEs are eligible to apply.
Subsidy amount: Up to NT$5 million
For More Information
Website:
https://www.industry-incentive.taipei/page-about-en.aspx
Contact: Callers inside Taipei City 1999 (Outside of Taipei City 886-2-27208889) ext.1429、1428

SME Innovation Development Project Loan

SME Innovation Development Project Loan (中小企業創新發展專案貸款) – For legally registered companies in Taiwan, if they fit in any of these requirements they are eligible to apply for this loan:
Loan amount: Up to NT$ 80 million for capital expense and up to NT$20 million for revolving fund
For More Information
Website:
https://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/article-tw-2403-4074
Contact: 0800-056-476

Small Enterprise Loan

Small Enterprise Loan (企業小頭家貸款) – This loan is targeting legally registered companies with less than 10 employees and is provided from private banks.
Loan amount: Up to NT$5 million for capital expense and up to 80% of the project for revolving fund
For More Information
Website:
https://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/article-tw-2403-4076
Contact: 0800-056-476

Young Entrepreneur Financing Loan

Young entrepreneurs aged between 20 and 45 who are eligible for the Young Entrepreneur Financing Loans(青年創業及啟動金貸款) can apply for the loans at preferential interest rates when they are getting their new businesses off the ground, and benefit from the provision of direct credit guarantees to the 80%-95% range by the SME Credit Guarantee Fund with the maximum loan amount at NT$18 million. The loan is limited to reserve required by the business, registration fees, working capital, and capital expenditures.
Loan amount: Up to NT$18,000,000
For More Information
Website:
https://www.moeasmea.gov.tw/article-tw-2403-4075
Contact: 0800-056-476