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Under the umbrella La-Va-La
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Under the umbrella Taiwan EU : WELCOME to La - Va - La !
LaLaport is the name of a commercial concept born in Tokyo Bay. A symbol of new experiences in the art of
living, luxury and innovation, branches have been developed in Taiwan, reconnecting with the pioneering era of
the exchanges led by Prince Kanin Kotohito in 1905 to build around the Imperial Sugar Factory in Taichung a
railway hub and logistics cluster to better link the north and south of the island. Like a vessel of a new Company
of merchants from Laval, Vitré and Saint-Malo, La-Va-La can open a new chapter in the Asia of the New Nature
Economy, reconnecting with the adventures of François Pyrard, navigator who lived from 1578 to around 1621
and who traveled around the world.
2. Inspire New Touches to Innovate
Influenced by the development of a sugar economy inherited from the Japanese colonial
period, the island of Taiwan is now positioning its future in the production of
semiconductors for renewable energies. If scientific and technical bridges could develop
with university and industrial centers in Mayenne, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
program challenges European youth to think and also act as bridge builders. To move
from an agricultural economy to a high-tech crossroads, Taiwan has been able to invest its
destiny in numerous creative tech coalitions from Japan to California. After the oil shock of
1973 Taiwan's economy minister, Sun Yun-suan, decided to develop the semiconductor
industry with the help of the Taiwanese diaspora working in California or other fabless
manufacturing states. (Texas Instruments etc.), to give birth to the largest silicon foundry,
whose transformation with sand made it possible to produce semiconductors (From Sand
to Silicon - TSMC Museum of Innovation).
What “magic formula” to project transfers and creative innovation bricks in the future ?
Laval and California
If Laval is linked in a twinning relationship with Modesto in California, remember that
Silicon Valley is based on a rural past: the Ohlone Amerindians were the first inhabitants of
the region. Today, very few commercial farms remain in the heart of Silicon Valley, although
3. there are traces here and there of the old orchards that covered much of Santa Clara
Connecting minds to reverse the brain drain
A professor in Stanford's electrical engineering department in the 1930s and troubled by
the lack of jobs for college graduates, Frederick Terman had managed to convince two of
his students, William Hewlett and David Packard, not to follow the classic “brain drain” flow
to the East Coast but to set up their business in the region. Become dean of the
department, Frederick Terman took advantage, to attract businesses in the vicinity of the
university, of the wave of investment in defense technologies initiated by the federal
government during the Second World War (the Pacific coast was a strategic location ), and
of which Stanford was a major beneficiary. The more than 3,230 hectares owned by the
university enabled it to invite companies to set up their research activities. To the argument
of available space, Frederick Terman added another, on his own initiative: the Honors
Cooperative Program, created in 1955, gave engineers from tenant companies privileged
4. access to university programs. Businesses flocked to the area so much that Palo Alto's
population doubled in the 1950s.
Terman and his successors were also able to make Stanford's research and teaching
benefit from the progress of local businesses. They encouraged pioneers of the vacuum
tube industry like Charles Litton to teach this new technology to students. Electronic
laboratories were developed to perfect these technologies (klystron, magnetron, traveling
wave tube). Similarly, as soon as a local industry of solid semiconductors and then
integrated circuits appeared, the Stanford laboratories became interested in these
technologies and their applications. Thus John Linvill, Terman's successor and father of a
blind daughter, produced in 1962 one of the first integrated circuit devices: the Optacon
transcribed printed characters into vibrations corresponding to their transcription into
Braille, allowing blind people equipped with this device to read by following the lines of a
current book with their index finger.
5. Beginnings of silicon in Silicon Valley
The name "Silicon Valley", coined in 1971 by a local journalist, Don Hoefler, was inspired by
the concentration of semiconductor companies in the Santa Clara Valley, until then known
mainly for its many orchards. "Silicon" is the English word for "silicon", the basic material of
electronic chips, which represented an increasingly important part of the added value,
more precisely the electronic construction industries of computers. This is where the image
of companies that started from scratch ("startups") was truly forged, often in a family
residence (following the example of the Hewlett-Packard garage where it was launched in
1939, Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, which has become a museum, symbol of the American
dream and historical monument) to become technological and industrial giants (like Apple
in Cupertino or Sun Microsystems and Intel in Santa Clara).
6. Tehrangeles: a path close to the strongest Taiwanese community in the US and its
home in Los Angeles
Tehrangeles (Persian: تهرانجلس
) or Little Persia is the name of a cosmopolitan
neighborhood in Los Angeles, derived from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran,
and Los Angeles. A Persian community developed in Westwood, Los Angeles, after the 1979
Islamic Revolution, which prompted thousands of Iranians to flee to the United States. It is
a place of creative show business, the development of film industries, and a gathering
place for the large number (estimates range from 500,000 to 600,000) of Iranian-Americans
and their descendants residing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. , which is the largest
such population outside of Iran. The intersection of Westwood Boulevard and Wilkins
Avenue has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles as Persian Square.
7. The Iranian community is a very active community of investors in Silicon Valley and in civic
life. The former mayor of Palo Alto was Iranian. There is also a large Taiwanese community
in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area
had a Taiwanese population of 83,294 in 2008. At 24.3% of the total Taiwanese-American
population, the Greater Los Angeles Taiwanese community represents the largest
Taiwanese community in the United States.
9. Mayenne and its diasporas: the story of Mareen Duvall and La Val
Dick Cheney is a distant cousin of Barack Obama and former President Harry Truman: the
three have a common Mayenne ancestor who is Mareen Duvall, a French Protestant born
in Laval in the 17th century. This Lavallois seems to have fled the pressure exerted before
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. After a passage in England, he arrived in the Province
of Maryland on August 28, 1650 where he received a right of exploitation in the colony to
develop a plantation there named: "La Val" in connection with the historical anchoring of
his roots. . The planter will quickly become prosperous and will expand his plantations of La
11. Taiwan and its diasporas: the story of Queen Pōmare IV in French Polynesia
Does Pōmare IV, the great queen of Tahiti have ancestors in Taiwan? A new scientific study
based on DNA analysis comes – again – to change our understanding of the origin of the
Polynesian people. This time, the evidence indicates that the first to colonize the Polynesian
Triangle did indeed come from Taiwan, before mixing with Melanesian populations.
The study is very serious, and it further modifies our understanding of the settlement of
the Pacific. Published in the scientific journal Nature last week, the paper "Genomic insights
into the peoples of the Southwest Pacific" is signed by nearly 30 scientists who analyzed the
remains of four skeletons found in very early Lapita cemeteries in Vanuatu and Tonga.
The Lapita were a people of navigators who arrived in Vanuatu around 3000 years ago,
identified by archaeologists thanks to their typical pottery (a tradition since lost). The traces
they left behind make it possible to differentiate them from the peoples living in Australia,
Papua New Guinea and the current Solomon Islands for 40,000 to 50,000 years.
The Lapita, on the other hand, appeared in the western Pacific in the year -1000, but their
land of origin is the subject of fierce academic debate. However, from this people was born
the Polynesian civilization which eventually colonized the entire Polynesian Triangle. The
most popular thesis until recently made them come from the Bismarck Islands, northeast
of New Guinea.
12. From Western Taiwan to Eastern Island
Being part of an immersion cohort in Taiwan, as part of the Erasmus for Young
Entrepreneurs program is exceptional. This European program now open to Asia aims to
build bridges, offering an intercultural learning environment. Objective: to exchange
knowledge and entrepreneurial ideas.
At the confluence of Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian and even European cultures (with the
historic Dutch and Spanish presence), Taiwan seeks to reconnect with the Polynesian
For example, fraternal relations have been forged with Easter Island in Chile to cement
bilateral cooperation in the development and academic studies of the Rapa Nui and Yami
peoples, the indigenous Austronesian peoples living on both islands. This is the first time
that the indigenous peoples of Taiwan have signed a memorandum of understanding with
indigenous peoples in a foreign country.
Taiwan's experience in the technological adventure of virtual reality can certainly contribute
to bringing together other islands and their creative traditions.
The name of Easter Island is due to the Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen who landed
there with three ships during an expedition on behalf of the Dutch West India
13. Company. He indeed discovered it on Easter Sunday 1722 and called it
Paasch-Eyland (Easter Island).
Moananuiākea: A Voyage for the Oceans and for the Earth, 2023 to 2027
Moananuiākea is Hōkūle'a's 15th major voyage in its first 50 years. Hōkūleʻa is a large canoe
famous for having carried out in May-June 1976 a journey of 5,370 kilometers without
navigation instrument between Hawaii and Tahiti, a journey which made it possible to prove
the capacity of the ancient Polynesians to go from island to island in the Pacific ocean and
therefore to establish an irrefutable relationship between the different populations of the
In the Hawaiian language, Hōkūleʻa means "star of happiness" and designates Arcturus, in the
constellation Bouvier. It is the zenithal star of the main island of Hawaii, and allowed
navigators coming from the southern hemisphere to easily reach the group of the Sandwich
Moananuiākea is not about dividing the earth and the five oceans. It's about looking at the
vastness of the earth's oceans. His challenge today is to undertake a 43,000 nautical mile, 47
14. month circumnavigation of the Pacific on traditional Polynesian voyage canoes Hōkūleʻa and
Hikianalia with 400 crew members from 36 countries and archipelagos, nearly 100 indigenous
territories and 345 ports. targeted.
The ambition of this initiative initiated by the Polynesian Voyaging Society is to launch a
movement of 10 million “planetary navigators” who will pursue critical and inspiring “journeys”
to ensure a better future for the earth. Each step will have a specific purpose and will lead to
the ultimate goal of connecting Pacific communities for collective action around common
issues and a shared sustainable destiny. The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) is an
educational research society established in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi to perpetuate traditional
Polynesian travel methods. Using replicas of traditional double-hulled canoes, PVS undertakes
voyages through Polynesia sailing without modern instruments. Through the
cross-development of traditional travel and orientation, the Polynesian Voyaging Society also
seeks to revitalize Polynesian culture. Fostering the discovery, transmission of Hawaiian and
Polynesian creative knowledge and traditions, such as language, dance, naval and maritime
skills allows people to (re)learn and value their relationships with themselves, others and their
environment natural and cultural.
Also, PVS travels across Moananuiākea (the Pacific Ocean) to reconnect the islands. Sharing
knowledge and connecting communities is essential to protect values and places that have
disappeared or are disappearing even more rapidly. But basically, what is the history of the
Polynesian Voyaging Society? The society was founded in 1973 by nautical anthropologist Ben
Finney, Hawaiian artist Herb Kawainui Kane and sailor Charles Tommy Holmes. The three
wanted to show that ancient Polynesians might have deliberately settled in the Polynesian
Triangle using a navigation without instruments. In the genesis of the Society, the East West
Center in Hawaii helped convince the United Nations authorities in the Pacific of the need for
On March 8, 1975, the first voyage canoe built in the Hawaiian Islands in over 600 years was
launched with Captain Kawika Kapahulehua and his crew.
Named the Hōkūle'a, it left Hawai'i on May 1, 1976 for Tahiti in an attempt to track down
Micronesian navigator Mau Piaiilug, using no instruments. Successfully driven the canoe
arrived in Tahiti on June 3, 1976.
Since that trip, the Hokuleʻa and her sister Hawaiʻiloa (built 1991-1994) have embarked on
voyages to other islands in Polynesia, including Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand.
From 2014 to 2017, Nainoa Thompson and the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage embarked
on a 3-year journey to visit 13 World Heritage marine sites around the world. UNESCO and the
Polynesian Voyaging Society had signed a partnership agreement to promote these historic
15. Hōkūle'a is a symbol of hope rooted in traditions of exploration and discovery. The
orientation to the wa'a is a testament to the success of oceanic ancestral communities in
the face of enormous adversity. It is about the universal quest for a better life, the marriage
of will and knowledge, the spirit and the flame of new hope.
On January 23, 2007, the Hokule'a and the Alingano Maisu embarked on a voyage to
Micronesia and Japan. In March 2007, the canoes arrived at Satawal, Piailug's home island,
where five native Hawaiians and sixteen others were brought to Pwo as master navigators.
The event was the first Pwo ceremony on Satawal in 50 years and the Alingano Maisu was
presented to Piailug as a gift for his contribution to reviving orienteering sailing.
17. LaLaport is an expression devised by Mitsuifudosan (Japanese property development
company Mitsui) to develop a new concept of shopping malls. In Taiwan, "LaLaport" reflects
both LaLaport's meaning of "La" and the Chinese word "La", which means "pull" or pull in
Reference of new experiences of art of living, luxury and innovations, its development over
time pioneering exchanges led by Prince Kanin Kotohito in 1905 to build around the
Imperial Sugar Factory of Taichung a pole of influence and influence rail and logistics to
better link the north and south of the island. Like a vessel of a new Company of merchants
from Laval, Vitré and Saint-Malo, La-Va-La can open a new chapter in the Asia of the New
Nature Economy, reconnecting with the adventures of François Pyrard, navigator Lavallois
who lived from 1578 to around 1621 and who traveled around the world?
La Va La New Touches? Sublime regenerative gateway to the New Nature Economy and
18. The Touches creative business district in Laval in Mayenne
A strategic geographical position
Ideally located at the northeast entrance to Laval, near the highway, the Touches zone is
part of a triangle bounded by the railway to the east, the ring road to the north and the
west to the avenue de Mayenne which leads directly to the LGV station. Straddling two
towns, Laval and Changé, the ZI des Touches is a stone's throw from other complementary
activity areas (Les Grands Prés, Les Morandières), the urban district of Pommeraies which
has been the subject of a major renovation program, the Tech Park, higher education
establishments and at the gates of the Laval Virtual Center.
An area with significant economic weight
Commissioned in 1964, the Les Touches business park covers an area of around 150 ha.
132 ha are dedicated to companies and the private domain of communities, and 18 ha are
allocated to public space (roads, green spaces, etc.). This area has 150 companies that
generate more than 3,000 jobs.
The main business sectors are:
>Valéo, automotive supplier
19. >SNV, poultry slaughterhouse
>Imaye graphic, printing
>Saïca Pack Laval, manufacturer of corrugated cardboard
>SEF, manufacturing, coating and flocking
>FARAL, manufacture of cylinder heads, engines, turbos and gearboxes
The wholesale trade
>Beauplet, specialized in industrial trade
>Buron Distribution Services
>Maine laundry, laundry care
>Transdev STAO, transport by coach Construction
>Lucas Group Players
The requalification project for the Touches area is carried out jointly by two actors: Laval
agglomeration, which is competent in terms of spatial planning, and is carrying out the
project; Laval Économie, the economic development agency of Laval Agglomeration which
is in charge of the management, promotion, animation of the activity zones and ensures
the relationship with the companies.
The requalification project
The Laval New Touches operation concerns the requalification of the Touches area. This
complete renovation responds to attractiveness objectives but it also reflects the desire of
Laval agglomeration to be part of a sustainable development approach. The climate &
resilience law limits the prospect of extending activity zones and also emphasizes the
requalification of old areas to reduce the consumption of agricultural land. Laval
agglomeration also wishes to encourage the renovation of buildings to reduce energy
20. consumption. Finally, the creation of a quality environment must allow better integration of
the activity area into the urban fabric and promote the maintenance of existing activities.
After Axa Climate, a pioneering La Val La cluster in Pays-de-la-Loire?
Reducing our negative impacts on the planet is not enough. Our collective challenge: to
transform our extractive companies into regenerative companies.
To do this, we are transforming our business models, our organizations and our collective
missions. This movement of transformation drives us. We are changing the paradigm: our
companies are live beings, in connection with the rest of the living.
Is the Mayenne territory ready? AXA Climate scientists have constructed 15 concrete
impact indicators of climate change, throughout France. The Act For Now Institute
conducted an opinion survey among the French to measure their awareness.
15 concrete impacts of climate change “In terms of climate adaptation, national averages
don’t mean much,” underlines Antoine Denoix, CEO of AXA Climate. "The assessment
must be local, a few kilometers away, like the weather of the day". Armed with this
conviction, AXA Climate scientists (meteorologists, agronomists, climatologists, etc.) have
chosen to decipher 15 local and concrete examples of the consequences of climate change.
Here is a selection.
Deauville, Normandy's seaside resort, is famous for its boardwalk along its beach. Around
2050, due to the rise in sea level, this promenade will no longer be practicable all year
round. Considering the currently most probable climate scenario, the Opal Coast will
indeed face a rise in sea level between 20 and 25 cm in 2050. The promenade is 20 cm
below the high tide line which could be reached, with the combinations of sea level rise,
high tides and storm surges.
Another renowned seaside resort even more strongly impacted: Lacanau, on the Atlantic
Ocean, near Bordeaux. In 2050, rising sea levels and coastal erosion threaten 40% of the
seaside resort (1,200 housing units), the majority of commercial activities in the town,
around a hundred professional premises and various public infrastructures. In 2050, 48%
of metropolitan France – representing nearly 10.4 million individual houses built today – is
likely to be impacted by cracks and damage ranging up to the risk of collapse, linked to
21. droughts becoming more frequent. In 2050, the season conducive to fires will be three
times longer than today in the Landes. It will last about 70 days on average against 20
currently. In 2050, in Montpellier, the number of days justifying the start-up of air
conditioning in offices and shops will be approximately 120 days (4 months) – an increase
of 77%. Conversely, in Strasbourg, the number of days requiring heating will decrease by
26%, from around 120 days on average, to 90.
The European Green Deal has to be a co-production model in which Governments,
enterprises, innovators and clusters will be involved in the ecosystem participation to shape
a New Nature Economy standards, so as to develop the EU Taiwan bridge into a dazzling
international platform for innovative exchanges and promote the development of Net Zero
The Statistics of Nature reflect on the expectations and concerns caused by the development
of science and technology and explore the clashes between science and nature.
22. We can explore new models of overseas distribution cooperation between Taichung and the
EU : sugar, salt and oysters, pig production & sun.
1/ My first day in Taiwan, I started to read an article : From Sugar Cane Field to Biotech Star
about Taiwan Sugar Corporation. It stimulated my imagination motivation to know more
about the Renovation and Investment Plan for Circular Pig Farms
In Europe, we have this ambitious project : Focus on GreenPig, the project transforming pig
urine into renewable hydrogen . We call this project 'GreenPig'. Please check it out :
2/ Taiwan Salt can share a great legacy to share new mineral opportunities.
I found different research papers such as : Use of oyster shell (Crassostrea gigas) as aggregate
replacement for producing environmentally-friendly concrete. Here is the first result :
3/ Last but not least. Belonging to the beautiful city of Taichung, Sun cake is made of
condensed malt sugar (also known as maltose).
I wish this Sun cake could inspire Solar Fashion. We have some emerging ideas in this field :
Fashion collection features solar panels for charging a mobile phone
Make It Wearable | Solar-Powered Fashion That Charges Your Phone
23. Preparing a favorable ground for a Taiwan
European Union Initiative on the New Nature
The cosmetic, food and medicinal aspects of New Nature Economy products are now
valued by many players around the world.
Taiwan's parliament passed the first agreement under the Taiwan-U.S. 21st Century Trade
Initiative in plenary session, following the text's recent adoption by six parliamentary
committees. As a reminder, this first agreement, signed last June and voted on by the
American Congress on July 18, aims, among other things, to facilitate trade procedures,
simplify customs procedures, fight against corruption, support small and medium-sized
24. enterprises in their participation in international activities and to make regulations more
According to the Taiwanese government's Trade Negotiations Office, topics to be discussed
in upcoming bilateral talks will include labor, environment, agriculture, digital trade, trade
criteria, state-owned enterprises, as well as than non-market based policies and practices.
The office believes that the progress of the Taiwan-U.S. Trade Initiative in the 21st Century
should prepare favorable ground for the negotiation of a free trade agreement with the
United States, but also facilitate the integration of Taiwan. the Comprehensive and
Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Moreover, it could encourage other
countries, according to the Taiwanese government, to consider similar cooperation with
It remains for Europe to develop as much imagination to draw up a Taiwan European
Union Initiative on the New Nature Economy by exploring issues of circular innovation,
intellectual property, regenerative agriculture and connected and food forests thanks to
Such a movement could encourage Mayenne start-ups ready to develop solutions to meet
societal challenges, for example: photovoltaics on cultivated land to optimize food
production, energy-efficient and autonomous driving software, optical stimulation and
magnetic for chronic wound healing, early detection of pest infestation of stored grain
using sensitive optical sensors.
If we also associate the theme: "Design & Additive Manufacturing", it is about new ways
of designing and producing locally. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs in cooperation with
Taiwan is a source of inspiration to act locally and think globally.
Tomorrow takes root today.