The old military barracks in Hutou Mountain, was transformed into an Intelligent Innovation Hub in Taoyuan.
(a) The hub was a military hospital for 17 years from 1981 to 1997, and was used by the Coast Guard and the District Attorney’s Office for 13 years from 2004 to 2016, but it was evacuated after 2016, and the hub was closed.
(b) In 2016, the Taoyuan Government began to seek central government subsidies, in line with the “Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency”, received a central government subsidy of about ninety million dollars, and the city government raised about sixty million dollars, a total of one hundred and fifty million dollars, to start the first phase of the Hub renovation plan, to build an innovation Hub with the goal of the Internet of Things for Security and the Car Connection and Intelligent Driving, and to retain the old environmental texture as far as possible.
(C) The first phase of the Hub officially opened on June 18, 2019, and since its opening, more than three hundred domestic and international visits have been made to the Hub, with as many as thirty-two countries visiting the Hub.
(d) The second phase of the Hub will be completed in 2022, including the Hub Management Service Center, the Secret Café, and the Office of New Venture Incubation, with a total area of 4.7 hectares. National Taipei University of Technology has begun various research programs in the Hub, which will contribute to the development of tripartite cooperation among industry, government and academia.
The Hub is like a large urban park
In addition to the test track, the outdoor space includes a large grassy area and a plaza in front of the commanding officer’s station, which is open to the general public for recreational use. On holidays, people can be seen having picnics and taking pictures, which is just like a large-scale urban park, so that the Hub will take care of the development of innovative industries and the public’s needs for recreation.