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Taiwan courts tech start-ups to drive economic growth

A mechanic examining a Gogoro Smartscooter which is connected to a tablet, in its shop in Taipei. The Smartscooters went on sale last month, starting at around US$4,100.


COMPANIES such as electric motor scooter firm Gogoro could hold the key to Taiwan's economic growth.

In just three years, the start-up, which counts Japan's Panasonic Corp as a strategic partner and Cher Wang, the founder of local smartphone maker HTC Corp as a key investor