Community Care

Community Care

Regarding community and community care, the Advantech Foundation is divided into two major parts: 1) arts and culture and 2) sustainable education. With the Lita spirit we invite employees and their family to actively participate in coenriching the community.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we have provided extensive support to Taiwan’s public health and medical systems. We provided sponsorship to the New Taipei City Department of Health, Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, and MacKay Memorial Hospital (Tamsui) to assist the Shimen District Public Health Center, Sanzhi District Public Health Center, and Pujen Clinic in Nantou County in establishing telemedicine systems. Long-term care patients no longer need to travel for long distances for hospital visits, and both doctor–patient relations and medical quality have thus been improved with more medical services are now available in remote areas of Taiwan.

ACT Dreamer

In 2020, the Advantech Foundation learned that each year, Chingshin Academy holds the “In Search of Chingshin through Five Dreams.” Seeing that the original intention of the activity was full of educational meaning and that it triggered educational innovation, we decided to invest resources to replicate and expand this activity, naming it “ACT Dreamer.” ACT Dreamer takes its name from action, creativity, and teamwork. The theme of the activity is to encourage students to experience and observe social problems in their life or around them with heart, to propose creative action plans, and to concretely implement them. The process involves writing and presenting a review. The process proposal process teaches students about teamwork and growth.

In 2020, a team from Chingshin Academy served as counselors to share their experiences, and Pu Tai Elementary and Junior High School was invited to participate in the trial implementation. The next presentation is estimated to be held in April 2021. As of January 2021, the projects selected by each school for implementation have included animal conservation, healthy diet, food waste, eliminating poverty through education, reduction of plastic use, waste in the ocean, stray animals, and ethical eating. They demonstrate junior high school and elementary school students’ concerns for social topics. Through this activity, they turn their concerns into actual action plans, even conducting small-scale experiments and initiatives.

In 2021, we expect to expand the scale of this initiative and invite at least 8 schools to participate. We hope to sow the seeds of innovative action and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate care about society and cultivate problem-solving abilities.

ACT Active and Creative Teaching Story Drama Volunteer Group

This group was founded with long-term support from the Advantech Foundation. Its public welfare activities range from preschool to older-adult learning. A group of school volunteers use illustrated story books to encourage students to read and improve their reading ability. In addition, the group promotes the concept of life-long learning. With the spirit of live and learn, we promote co-learning between the old and the young in the community to help create a wonderful life.

In 2020, the volunteer group served 9 schools, 57 classes, and one community, and it trained 60 volunteers. The volunteers served over 414 people, benefiting people 3,159 times

Sustainable Education Platform

The Advantech Foundation focuses on developing children and adolescents’ education. To focus our resources, in 2020, we consolidated the sponsored items and integrated the Lita Tree Public Welfare Platform and other social public welfare special projects. The Sustainable Education Platform was used as the center for conducting public welfare cooperation. In 2020, we sponsored 23 teams with over NT$10 million.

To utilize the foundation’s resources more efficiently, in 2020, we amended our previous sponsorship strategy. We canceled the model of publicly calling for submissions through the Lita Tree Public Welfare Platform. Instead, we sent foundation members to enter the management network of the education field and actively discover suitable teams to cooperate with. We then invited them to submit their proposals, which were evaluated by a professional team. We sponsored the selected teams for 3 years so that they could implement their proposal without worry. This project will be on trial in 2021, and its implementation results will determine future implementation projects.

Cooperated with 23 teams Sponsored over NT$10 million

Chiu Yeh Mang Cultural and Creativity Association
“Remote Area Theater Education Tour”

Adolescents’ Performing Arts Alliance “The Kite Project”

Community Care

Adolescents’ Performing Arts Alliance “The Kite Project”

Scholarships and Grants for Remote Areas in Hsinchu and Miaoli

To care for disadvantaged children in remote areas, the Advantech Foundation has officially organized the “Scholarship and Grants for Remote Areas in Hsinchu and Miaoli” special project for 2021. The foundation cooperates with schools in remote, mountainous areas and in disadvantaged areas in Hsinchu and Miaoli. Guidelines have been established for scholarships and grants, and the schools put together selection committees to choose outstanding and diligent students to receive this aid, which is put toward student tuition and fees as well as after-class coaching. We hope that these scholarships and grants will help students to study hard and create a cycle of giving back to the community, carrying forward the power of love.

In addition to offering scholarship and grants, the foundation has also been proactive in introducing various educational resources. Through the biennial results presentation, outstanding educational teams are invited to share with the schools in remote Hsinchu and Miaoli area about new trends. For example, in 2020, we invited the Play School and PagamO Literacy and Conduct Academy to offer short talks, hoping to provide new inspiration to remote schools.

In 2020, a total of 1,596 people from 37 schools benefitted. From 2012 to present, a total of 8,848 students have benefitted. In 2020, the total donation amount was NT$3 million.

Arts and culture

Advantech firmly believes that innovation must be based on tradition, and the inheritance and expansion of traditional arts and culture is our mission. For many years, the Advantech Foundation has been sponsoring National Taiwan College of Performance A rts. It also cooperated with the Guo Guang Opera Company and launched the Successor of Taiwan Peking Opera — Youth Talent Cultivation Project. In 2020, we sponsored over NT$2.05 million on traditional culture and art, cultivating young talents to become super stars on the stage of traditional arts in the future.

To encourage employees to appreciate performance arts and to provide substantial support to arts and culture groups, starting from 2011, the Advantech Foundation has organized Arts and Culture Salon special projects. For this, arts and culture groups are invited to submit their proposals for funding, and these are awarded based on a voting system. Stakeholders are invited to watch their performances.

Sponsored over NT$3.6 million. Conducted nearly 50 performances. Over 1,900 employees and partners participated.

Highlight Case

Support to Taiwan’s public health and medical system

Responding to SDGs

Business drivers

Description

Business Benefit KPI

Social / Environmental Benefit KPI

The ongoing development of IoT, cloud computing, big data, and AI creating the future of smart medicine has become a trend.
In the field of medicine, Taiwan has recently faced problems such as medical and nursing personnel shortages, population aging, and increasing numbers of people with chronic diseases, leading to increasing caring needs.

As a leader in industrial IoT solutions, Advantech has opted to provide support via donations through Advantech foundation. Our approach in COVID-19 pandemic global crisis has been to adopt a public welfare model and offer telemedicine solutions to three to four pairs of hospital and patient groups, with medical carts now available in remote areas of Taiwan.

In 2020, we provided sponsorship to the New Taipei City Department of Health, Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, and MacKay Memorial Hospital (Tamsui) to assist the Shimen District Public Health Center, Sanzhi District Public Health Center, and Pujen Clinic in Nantou County in establishing telemedicine systems. Long-term care patients no longer need to travel for long distances for hospital visits, and both doctor–patient relations and medical quality have thus been improved.

By donations from public welfare, we have uncovered an experimental field for telemedicine and have thus accelerated the verification of telemedicine technology.

By promoting the implementation of telemedicine in Taiwan, we seek to find a solution for diagnosis and the charging of medical services in this area. We would like to prove to the NHI Administration and Ministry of Health and Welfare that telemedicine is not only necessary but also feasible .

Initiated remote diagnosis between hospitals and remote areas to offer instant services, saving patients from having to travel long distances to visit a doctor. Since October 2020 when this service was officially launched, a total of 45 people have benefited from telemedicine.



Popularized medical resources to areas lacking such resources and improved their medical quality: In 2020, Advantech donated a total of NT$1,661,611.

Business drivers

The ongoing development of IoT, cloud computing, big data, and AI creating the future of smart medicine has become a trend.
In the field of medicine, Taiwan has recently faced problems such as medical and nursing personnel shortages, population aging, and increasing numbers of people with chronic diseases, leading to increasing caring needs.

Description

As a leader in industrial IoT solutions, Advantech has opted to provide support via donations through Advantech foundation. Our approach in COVID-19 pandemic global crisis has been to adopt a public welfare model and offer telemedicine solutions to three to four pairs of hospital and patient groups, with medical carts now available in remote areas of Taiwan.

In 2020, we provided sponsorship to the New Taipei City Department of Health, Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, and MacKay Memorial Hospital (Tamsui) to assist the Shimen District Public Health Center, Sanzhi District Public Health Center, and Pujen Clinic in Nantou County in establishing telemedicine systems. Long-term care patients no longer need to travel for long distances for hospital visits, and both doctor–patient relations and medical quality have thus been improved.

Business Benefit KPI

By donations from public welfare, we have uncovered an experimental field for telemedicine and have thus accelerated the verification of telemedicine technology.

By promoting the implementation of telemedicine in Taiwan, we seek to find a solution for diagnosis and the charging of medical services in this area. We would like to prove to the NHI Administration and Ministry of Health and Welfare that telemedicine is not only necessary but also feasible .

Social / Environmental Benefit KPI

Initiated remote diagnosis between hospitals and remote areas to offer instant services, saving patients from having to travel long distances to visit a doctor. Since October 2020 when this service was officially launched, a total of 45 people have benefited from telemedicine.


Popularized medical resources to areas lacking such resources and improved their medical quality: In 2020, Advantech donated a total of NT$1,661,611.