The focal points of “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” Project

The purpose of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” Project

To enable the innovation research and development of communication technology to appropriately solve the issues reflected in the current society, we request proposals from the private sector for influential and innovative communications services for social welfare. To build a usable and resilient network through emerging low-latency, high-bandwidth communication technology. Application to improve the convenience of people's lives, use data to create public welfare, create high social value services, and deliver services across borders in the future.

Increase in innovation

Driven by social demand, moda provides innovation incentives, link demand to technology, and comprehensive service verification.

Safe services

Use communications technology and non-personal data exchange for co-creation.

Agile empowerment

Combine startups and fundraising channels to support operations (crowdfunding, foundations, venture capital, etc.).

Value creation

Social innovation drives industrial innovation and achieves operational and service innovation.

Call for Proposals

Please go to the official website to register and ensure the submission materials and application form are completed by the due date.

How the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” works

The four phases of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” are summarized below:

  • Phase one is the “Call for Innovative Proposals” stage
    The program calls for innovative communications solutions underpinned by social values from the private sector to tackle issues such as social welfare, public governance, industrial economy and environmental sustainability. A panel of experts was invited to review the entries and select the top 100 proposals. A reward of NT$100,000 will be conferred for each proposal.
  • Phase two is the “Proof of Concept and Service” stage
    Applicants must provide a comprehensive draft of their proposals and implement actual operations and verification of the proposals. A detailed operation and fundraising plan must be provided for review and 50 proposals will be selected.
  • Phase 3 is the “O&M Verification” stage
    Phase 3 will proceed based on the concept of “quadratic funding” to ensure that the selected proposals are widely received, and contain potential for future development. 20 proposals will be selected.
  • Phase 4 is the “Sustainable Operations” stage
    Proposals will be given assistance for continuous operations, and evaluated for social values which underpin the innovative services for sustainable operations. The maximum reward for the final O&M verification and sustainable development is NT$5 million.

For details, please refer to the additional files to be downloaded.

The stage of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals”
“Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” – Reference

 Categories for Request for Proposal

Taking the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the application direction to support Taiwan's sustainable development. Combine Taiwan's social innovation, technological innovation activities and social innovation platforms to call for entries in 4 SDG-based categories.

Social welfare
  • Home safety system for elderly people living alone in an aged society
  • Long-term care real-time service information
  • Link e-learning resources for rural areas
No Poverty

No Poverty

2.Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger

3.Good Health and Well-Being

Good Health and Well-Being

4.Quality Education

Quality Education

5.Gender Equality

Gender Equality

16.Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Public Governance
  • Optimal route planning system for ambulances
  • Road damage inspection and warning
  • Urban cleaning and report contamination
9.Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

7.Affordable and Clean Energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

11.Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Industry and Economy
  • Local agricultural development driven by technology
  • Agricultural equipment (UAV, automated inspection) sharing and lease
  • Traceability and quality product tracing
8.Decent Work and Economic Growth

Decent Work and Economic Growth

10.Reduced Inequalities

Reduced Inequalities

17.Partnerships for the Goals

Partnerships for the Goals

12.Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Environment
  • Mountain area water resource remote monitoring information sharing platform
  • Environment (smog, UV) sensor sharing network
  • Water and electricity conservation calculation and feedback
13.Climate Action

Climate Action

14.Life Below Water

Life Below Water

15.Life on Land

Life on Land

6.Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean Water and Sanitation

Amount of incentives provided at each stage

Stage 1

Request for innovation proposal



100 proposals (in principle)A prize of NT$100,000 will be conferred for each proposal
Stage 2

Concept and service quality certification



50 proposals (in principle)A prize of NT$300,000 will be conferred for each proposal
Stages 3 and 4

The final “O&M Verification” and “Sustainable Operations” stages. The maximum reward for the final O&M verification and sustainable development is NT$5 million.

A panel of experts was invited to review and select the proposals, and based on the review results, the final rewards and number of proposals selected can be adjusted within the total amount. Awards will be processed on a decreasing or incremental basis.

Highest social impact

Prize of NT$5 million

maximum of 1

development capability

Prize of NT$3 million

Expected 4

communication value

Prize of NT$2 million

at least 15