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JustCo Chooses Hsinchu for its Newest Centre, Strategically Located in the Heart of Taiwan’s Science Park District

New JustCo centre at Hsinchu responds to the rising demand of flexible workspace solutions, and will be in close proximity to some of the world’s largest high-tech companies

30 Aug 2021

JustCo, Asia’s leading ‘Space-as-a-Service’ provider, has signed an agreement to open a co-working centre in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Targeted to open in January 2022, JustCo Hsinchu is located in the new Grade A Zhubei Building within the Hsinchu Science Park, the choice location for leading tech companies.

“The increasing demand for flexible workspace solutions is in tandem with companies’ shift towards the new work-from-anywhere reality. We are excited to be part of this evolution in Taiwan,” said KONG Wan Sing, Founder and CEO of JustCo. “According to experts1, 50% of the global workforce has expressed interest to work in both the office and remotely in the post-pandemic world. The future of work points towards flexible workspace solutions backed by the demand for autonomy in deciding where and how to work.”

Post-pandemic, adopting hybrid work models and workforce decentralisation have become mainstay workforce strategy for many companies. JustCo’s Space-as-a-Service offerings are well-positioned to allow business leaders to scale up or down their real estate consumption as required, with no disruption to workforce wellbeing and business operations.

Hsinchu’s unique and vibrant community houses more than 400 technology companies, including the world’s top two semiconductor foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Customers at JustCo’s new Hsinchu centre will be able to leverage on Hsinchu’s thriving innovation and technology ecosystem for business growth, knowledge sharing and talent recruitment.

JustCo continues to expand its footprint across Asia Pacific and customers at JustCo Hsinchu will have access to JustCo’s network of more than 40 locations across nine cities. This latest announcement on JustCo Hsinchu follows closely on the earlier announcements of JustCo’s expansion into Tokyo, and its new upcoming centres in Singapore.

Keen to find out how JustCo at Cathay Zhubei Building can support the workspace needs of your business? Get in touch to find out more!

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What Keeps Singapore-based Unicorn JustCo Thriving While the Whole World Works-from-home

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30 Nov 2020

In a new economy uprooted by COVID-19businesses around the world have been frantically learning to adapt to the new normal, and it is easy to assume that smaller companies like a start-up would shrivel along with the economy that has been hammered by the pandemicOn the contrary, Singapore-based start-up unicornJustCo – the leading flexible workspace company in Asia Pacific – has responded innovatively to clients’ new business needs, and found opportunities to forge ahead in this crisis  Respond to Customer Needs: (1) Introduce Core & Flex Work Solutions At the peak of COVID-19, JustCo was nailing down real estate deals with multinational corporates such as cosmetic giant L’Oreal, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund Future Fund, Tencent-backed Riot Games and Thailand-based Super App Kasikorn Line, just to name a few. As businesses start to rethink their real estate strategy in the new normal, mostly the need for a suitable decentralised workforce plan, JustCo knew exactly how to help these businesses; a holistic work solution with maximum flexibility and minimum commitment. With an innovative streak, JustCo’s Core & Flex Work Solution was quickly put together, offering businesses space-as-a-service for cost effectivenesswith immediate opt-in to an expansive community for networking effect. Now, businesses can enjoy a hybrid of fixed and flexible workspaces – from standard private office suites, large bespoke office space, hot-desks, communal meeting rooms to on-demand pay-per-minute workspace – allowing them to easily right-size their real estate as and when required. Through these space choices and flexibilities, employees are also directly empowered to decide where and how they want to workRespond to Customer Needs: (2) Partner with World’s First On-demand Workspace Platform In response to members’ increased demand in short-term flexible workspace and the choice to work from anywhereJustCo partners with Switch, the world’s first on-demand workspace usage platform that charges by the minute. Switch is owned and operated by REinvent – Asia’s first PropTech Innovation Studio, and is backed by JustCo. Available island-wide in Singapore, users can easily access a conducive space to carry out their work as and when they need. Switch is currently available at 12 JustCo centres in the CBD, and at nine shopping malls including suburban districts, allowing users to work closer to homes. Switch workspace within shopping malls will come in the form of a pod, with sound-insulated walls. Each pod comes with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, secured 4G WiFi, ventilation fan and privacy film. The Switch app will allow users to search, check in and out, and be billed digitally. Switch work pods will be rolled out to more locations in Singapore in the upcoming months, with plans to implement in other markets that JustCo has presence inincluding Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand over the next two years, Respond to Customers’ Needs: (3) Implement AI-driven Spatial Analytics to Detect Social Distancing JustCo at The Centrepoint is JustCo’s first smart co-working centre, and will pilot spatial analysis using SixSensean artificial intelligence-driven technology to deploy effective space usage management. SixSense is launched by REinvent – Asia’s first PropTech Innovation Studio, and is backed by JustCo. With SixSense, JustCo will be able to retrieve realtime occupancy data numbers, monitor usage frequency of its spaces and receive overcrowding alerts to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to in a post-COVID world. JustCo at The Centrepoint will also feature other workspace technologies such as facial recognition, card-free access via Bluetooth capability and an in-house café that uses a coffee-making robotic arm. Practise Financial Prudence “The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has made JustCo more sure than ever about our uncompromising take on financial prudence, where we always focus on expansions that will meet certain profitability hurdles. Alongside strong support from our strategic partners, we have also been able to accelerate our innovation in this challenging time, reshaping the way people work in the future,” said Kong Wan Sing, Founder and CEO, JustCo. “While remote working is here to stay, its limitations are clear. Employees’ productivity is growing sideways, causing stress levels to increase and collaborations to suffer. The mix of community, connectivity, culture, and spontaneity you get in the workplace is irreplaceable. Part of driving businesses’ success today is a customised core-and-flex total work solution, be it for headquarters office, satellite teams, business continuity plans or on-demand spaces for short-term work”, he emphasized. With strong support from key partners such as GIC, Frasers Property and Daito Trust, JustCo will continue to practise financial prudence, remain agile, and keep innovation at the forefront of the businessOne key factor that helped JustCo successfully tide through and thrive in this global crisis, is the ability to adapt quickly to the volatile economic environment and customers’ evolving demands. Following JustCo’s recent new spaces at OCBC Centre East and The Centrepoint, the leading coworking space company is optimistic about the future of flexible workspaces, and will continue to offer total work solutions enabled by technologies to drive the future of work, making work better for both businesses and individuals.

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JustCo Taiwan Signs Strategic Partnership with EBAT European Business Association in Taiwan, Offering Members a Comprehensive Range of Services and Events

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JustCo, Asia Pacific’s leading co-working company, continues to break new grounds through collaboration and synergy in Taiwan. With the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with EBAT European Business Association in Taiwan, members of both organizations will now have access to a comprehensive range of services and events. EBAT members will benefit from JustCo’s special rates for meeting room and event space bookings. In addition, JustCo members can tap on EBAT’s network to extend a variety of lifestyle and professional events to its members, such as the monthly Wine Up Wednesdays with EBAT networking event, Taiwan Business Leaders’ Forum (TBLF) meetings, and more. The first event to kickstart this partnership is the JINGLE & MINGLE Christmas Party, which is open to public to attend, with preferential rates for EBAT and JustCo members. Held at EBAT Member hotel, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei on 18 December 2020, the event is expected to attract 120 attendees, including representatives of EBAT Member companies such as Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty, Grand Forwarding Limited, Cantina Del Gio, Mega 50 and Maison Urania. JustCo and EBAT members will now be able to leverage the offerings of both organizations. Co-hosted by both EBAT and JustCo, this event is just one of many offerings that this partnership brings to JustCo and EBAT members, as well as members of the public who are keen to acquaint themselves with both organizations, to come together and network in a festive setting. With EBAT European Business Association in Taiwan, becoming JustCo’s very first chamber of commerce member – we believe this is a significant milestone that will open more doors to facilitate business opportunities and collaborations between European countries and Taiwan. JustCo has always been about curating a collaborative ecosystem for members to network, share insights and discover business opportunities with one another. We are excited to partner with EBAT European Business Association in Taiwan, who will bring on a vast network of resources to keep our community well-engaged with a diverse range of professional and lifestyle events,” said Mr. George Chen, JustCo’s Vice President and Head of Greater China Region.  With regards to this partnership, Ms. Cathy Chin, Chairwoman, EBAT said, “With EBAT’s expertise and reach in Europe, and JustCo’s Asia Pacific coverage, I am confident that our members will have a rich network to tap on”. Ms. Chin is also Chairwoman of the Taiwan International Logistics & Supply Chain Association (TILSCA), a strategic partner of EBAT. Through EBAT, JustCo members will also be able to leverage the expertise of TILSCA. “As one of the 2 European chambers of commerce here in Taiwan, EBAT is committed to ensuring a high level of professionalism and reliability of our members. EBAT strives to be inclusive towards our members and we do so firstly by utilizing the services of our members for EBAT’s needs, and secondly by leveraging EBAT’s reach, membership base and events to promote the businesses of our members. In today’s fast-evolving economy, we see the importance of being adaptable and flexible, and are aligned with JustCo’s vision to make work better for both businesses and individuals.”, said Mr. Goran Gasparac, General Manager, EBAT.  

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JustCo Identifies One-North for its Newest Centre, Strategically Located in the Heart of Singapore’s Science Hub

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JustCo, the leading coworking company in Asia Pacific has chosen Singapore’s technological innovation hub, One-North, for its next shared workspace. Target to open in Q2 2021, JustCo’s newest location sits strategically next to One-North’s key district precincts such as Fusionpolis, Biopolis, Mediapolis, Ayer Rajah and JTC Launchpad – which are home to a vast number of global-leading companies and innovative startups in the biomedical sciences, infocomm technology, media and engineering industries. Housed within Razer’s Southeast Asia Headquarters building, JustCo’s new coworking centre will mean an opportunity for gaming hardware and consumer electronics companies to be located strategically near to Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers. Companies of similar synergy can then cross-pollinate ideas, share knowledge and drive greater technology innovation with one another. This new collaborative milestone will strongly position JustCo and Razer at the forefront of innovation in their respective workspace and gaming industries. Building on the aligned vision between JustCo and Razer to help its community succeed, the partnership and mutual support began from initiatives such as Singapore’s first fully automated face mask manufacturing line and most recently JustCo’s regional PUBG Mobile Championship. JustCo at One-North will continue to add value to Razer’s member network, by offering holistic total work solutions, networking opportunities, connections to JustCo’s ever-growing community of 25,000 members, and more, bringing the partnership to the next level. Part of One-North’s attraction is the unlimited opportunities it presents for flexible workspaces like JustCo to support and catalyse the growth of Singapore’s technology and science related industries. Be it existing companies in One-North looking to expand and require a space for community engagement, or companies looking to venture into this tech innovation hub, JustCo offers a breeding ground for small and large companies to gain access to top talents, researchers, cutting-edge technologies, as well as JustCo’s ever-growing community network across nine cities in Asia Pacific. As businesses transit and adapt into the new normal post COVID-19, JustCo is well-positioned to meet their needs. The One-North location is ideal for companies looking for alternative workspace solutions in a suburban district to implement remote working practice or to decentralise their workforce. JustCo will offer existing and future companies at One-North a diverse community and networking opportunities to co-innovate and co-create. “In line with our mission to build smart, tech-enabled future of offices, JustCo at One-North will further expand our focus on tech innovations, driving more value and success to our community. Whether in good times during pre-COVID or challenging times in today’s new normal, what key growth industries need to succeed is a hotbed of innovation and the ability to connect and share knowledge with businesses of similar synergy. Today, the main adopters of co-working spaces do not appeal to only entrepreneurs and start-ups. JustCo is excited to be able to serve the One-North community, particularly from Razer’s new Headquarters, which will reinforce the neighbourhood’s vibes as an ideal office choice,” says Brandon Chia, Vice President & Head of Singapore and Indonesia, JustCo. “We are excited to welcome JustCo as a close neighbour in our new Headquarters building at One-North. At Razer, we take pride in engaging our diverse gaming community. Being a leader in the gaming industry, innovation is a must, and we are happy to be doing this with our fellow industry disrupter, JustCo,” says Patricia Liu, Chief of Staff at Razer. JustCo at One-North is in response to the continued demand for flexible workspaces, following JustCo’s new spaces at OCBC Centre East and The Centrepoint, which have welcomed cosmetic giant L’Oreal and Tencent-backed Riot Games as its newest members. JustCo at One-North space will strongly position itself at the heart of innovations, which is a build-on to its smart co-working space at The Centrepoint. With on-demand space usage, workspace technologies, and networking opportunities across nine cities in Asia Pacific, JustCo at One-North will continue to make work better for both businesses and individuals.

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Two key value propositions of co-working space: scalability and flexibility

The commercial real estate market in Taiwan continues to be high in demand. VP & Head of JustCo Greater China, George Chen, shared that the two key value propositions of co-working spaces are the scalability and flexibility offered. In light of the COVID-19 situation, businesses are increasingly demanding for workspaces that offer maximum flexibility and short-term leases it has allowed them to respond to today’s ever-changing global business landscape. To read the full article, kindly click here.

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How COVID-19 Proves to be A Business Opportunity for JustCo with 2 New Co-Working Spaces in Singapore

30 Oct 2020

In light of the COVID-19 situation, businesses have been forced to adapt quickly and implement remote working or working from home. As companies face economy uncertainties and workers adopt a new way of working, challenges and severe limitations for many businesses arise. Today, businesses recognize the importance of a flexible, reliable and sustainable workspace solution to counter cost pressures ahead, and to retain teams’ productivity and engagement. In an interview with Vulcan Post, Co-founder and CCO of JustCo, KONG Wan Long said, “Many corporates have started to realise that large headquarters which house all staff may not be the best way to go. The co-working model will continue to remain as a viable option, and we foresee more businesses housing employees in flexible workspaces — be it for remote working, business continuity purposes or even workforce decentralisation.” To read the full interview, kindly click here.

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JustCo on CNBC Asia TV: Our New Future

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world have implemented alternative work arrangements such as working from home and business continuity plans, to ensure the safety of workers. In an interview with CNBC Asia TV, Kong Wan Sing, Founder and CEO of JustCo said, “The pandemic has changed how people work. Companies have realised that 100% working from home is not practical, as it impacts productivity and collaboration amongst teams. Businesses today need hybrid workspace solutions, one that is flexible, cost-effective, safe, and can keep their employees well-bonded and engaged at the same time.” To view the full interview, kindly click here.

30 Sep 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world have implemented alternative work arrangements such as working from home and business continuity plans, to ensure the safety of workers. In an interview with CNBC Asia TV, Kong Wan Sing, Founder and CEO of JustCo said, “The pandemic has changed how people work. Companies have realised that 100% working from home is not practical, as it impacts productivity and collaboration amongst teams. Businesses today need hybrid workspace solutions, one that is flexible, cost-effective, safe, and can keep their employees well-bonded and engaged at the same time.” To view the full interview, kindly click here.

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《JustCo》登台一週年!規模成共享辦公空間之冠 持續拓展服務範疇 致力打造亞太商務生態系

30 Jul 2020

根據不動產顧問公司瑞普萊坊《亞太地區關於新冠肺炎對不動產市場之影響報告》指出,今年4月上旬亞太地區商辦租賃市場空間需求普遍轉弱,唯有台北市A辦租金較2019年同期成長2.4%,企業需要投入更多資金以獲取合適的空間,顯見市場對辦公空間的剛需未被滿足。來自新加坡的共享辦公空間品牌JustCo憑藉彈性及大坪數空間解決市場需求,更啟動全新的虛擬JustCo Campus計畫,透過多種形式的商業課程、資源媒合,協助會員掌握更多商業發展上的關鍵資源,並且打破以往共享辦公室是二房東的市場印象,成為匯聚商務資源的平台,建構亞太最大商務生態系。 登台一周年備受市場高度肯定 再推「JustCo Campus」鏈結跨域商務資源 JustCo做為台灣共享辦公市場的後進者,進軍台灣短短一年已交出亮眼成績單,隨著位在台北市精華地段的宏泰金融大樓、民生建國大樓、點石大樓陸續開幕,JustCo台灣的三處據點總坪數已超過5,000坪,成為台灣最大共享辦公空間,三處據點平均進駐率更高達七成,其中外商大型企業佔五成,顯見JustCo主打的彈性、客製化訴求,充分契合企業痛點,也透過市場驗證了商模可行性。 今年六月起,JustCo攜手NewCampus推出虛擬「JustCo Campus」計畫,除了共享辦公空間,更與其他會員共享知識、商務資源,從一對一的顧問諮詢、小組式的專家交流到大型的主題研討會,JustCo Campus擺脫領域、地域的限制,根據會員的需求及市場策略,媒合適切的商業顧問、課程,掌握運營發展上的關鍵資源,更在疫情推動典範轉移期間,遴選相關主題來啟動JustCo Campus計劃,例如成長心態的建立、危機時刻的領導力及如何保持良好的心理狀態等等,該計畫啟動甫一個月,已吸引不少會員的興趣,共同成為平台資源鏈的一部份。 JustCo創辦人兼執行長龔萬鑫表示:「JustCo Campus將提供全新的學習體驗,為會員創造加速其組織發展、追求卓越成就的機會,本次與NewCampus的合作,使我們能持續建構更完善的商務社群平台。」 看準亞太商務生態系發展潛力 JustCo扮演關鍵角色 據點橫跨亞洲8個國家的JustCo採取「本地化策略」的經營方式,回應各地工作習慣、辦公文化打造在地獨特的辦公空間,也與企業達成深度戰略合作夥伴關係,例如JustCo在台灣與新創企業培育機構TSS台灣新創競技場合作,定期舉辦新創沙龍聚會,為新創企業媒合人才、資源與技術的效益,透過行動實踐JustCo希冀融入在地商務生態系,並以社群力鏈結廣袤的人脈網絡;除此之外,JustCo更與台灣奧迪合作,成為第三屆Audi Innovation Award的合作夥伴,贊助獲勝隊伍免費進駐JustCo兩個月獎項,也協助對接東南亞其他據點的商業資源,打造亞太商務生態系的品牌願景!

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亞洲共享辦公空間領導品牌JustCo旗艦中心<點石中心>開幕 台北第三間據點插旗信義計畫區 總坪數躍居台灣最大

30 Jun 2020

亞洲共享辦公空間的領導品牌JustCo,在台灣的點石大樓旗艦中心從二月份開始試營運,兩千坪空間在短短一個月內進駐率已達6成,今起正式開幕,一舉讓JustCo躍居台灣最大共享辦公空間,總坪數更超過5000坪。來自新加坡的JustCo擁有40個據點,遍佈亞太地區,橫跨8個國際性城市,並積極耕耘台灣市場,在台北已經有松山區宏泰金融大樓及中山區民生建國大樓兩處據點,皆有極高詢問度,後者更已幾近滿租。今起開幕的旗艦中心位於市府轉運站旁的點石大樓,座落於台北市的黃金地段信義計畫區,直眺台北101,宣示JustCo對台灣市場的重視,未來JustCo更計畫在2020年底拓展到6個據點,打造台灣最大共享辦公生態系。

亞洲領導共享辦公空間品牌耕耘台灣 瞄準信義區商辦需求

隨著近年信義計畫區的發展,交通便利,資源集中,儼然成為房地產市場的一級戰區,為許多本土企業與外商必爭之地。2020年第一季信義計畫區商辦空置率低達2.25%,創歷史新低,顯示商辦空間供不應求,據外資商仲CBRE世邦魏理仕預估,信義區的A級商辦在2020年更可能出現超過10%的租金漲幅。且依仲量聯行董事總經理趙正義觀察,信義區近期成長主要來自科技業、金融業與其他新興業者的需求增加,近年越來越多科技以及網路業者為吸引頂尖人才,棄南港或內湖等軟體園區而選擇進駐信義區,這次JustCo插旗點石大樓,正是看準科技業、金融業與其他新興行業對信義區快速成長的商辦空間需求。

成為企業用戶空間夥伴 JustCo實現辦公空間客製化

JustCo在信義區的點石大樓從十四樓到二十樓,七個樓層總面積達2000坪,目前已規劃十九樓與二十樓專門給企業租戶使用。JustCo為企業量身打造空間配置,以即將於今年底開業的純網銀Line Bank為例,資訊安全與硬體設備對科技與金融業者是辦公空間的重要考量,而JustCo提供專屬機房與自有伺服器,保障資安與硬體穩定度,充分展現JustCo面對大型企業客戶,能夠根據每一間公司不同的特性與需求,提供客製化辦公空間,實現其對工作空間的期待。與需要投入大量資本的傳統商辦空間相較,JustCo提供了不同規模企業所需的彈性,在地營運的窗口亦能靈活協助打造最適合的空間與服務方案。

與環境加乘互動 深耕在地 建立亞洲資源共享辦公生態系

JustCo的願景是「讓工作更美好」,意義正在於JustCo致力於工作空間的進化,不僅提供彈性辦公空間與優質時尚的公共設施,更以靈活的思維打造據點,與環境產生加乘互動。如JustCo在台灣第一個據點-宏泰金融中心於JustCo進駐後活化,帶來全新環境面貌與人流,提升大樓入駐的詢問度,成功與地主建立互利的良性關係。本次點石大樓看準信義區的共享辦公空間需求,提供信義區企業客戶較傳統商辦更為彈性而靈活的辦公模式及跨產業的資源網。JustCo創辦人兼執行長龔萬鑫表示:「台灣的共享辦公空間僅佔A辦空間的不足1%,相比亞洲其他城市的2.5%,仍有大幅成長空間,我們認為台灣市場擁有高度發展的前瞻性,因此希望長期耕耘台灣,將台灣市場連結JustCo亞太商務生態圈,挖掘更多潛能。」微軟亞洲區最大的外包業務廠商Beyondsoft也看到同樣的優勢,Beyondsoft台灣的業務負責人陳國桂表示:「JustCo作為連結台灣與世界的平台,帶來的人才與資源交流正與Beyondsoft在台灣的外包業務拓展與服務本地客戶的遠景相符,是Beyondsoft在臺北最佳的辦公基地選擇。」作為與東南亞,以至全亞洲的鏈結點,JustCo看準台灣的市場潛力,未來計畫於台灣再建立三個據點,長遠目標是協助企業在台北打造在地化與國際化並存的共享辦公生態系,實現讓工作更美好的可能。

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Design and Tell: How JustCo as a New-age Business Integrates Phygital Strategies into Its Co-working Spaces

30 Apr 2020

Full podcast on Design and Tell can be heard here.

Phygital business will define the ‘new normal’. Among these, coworking space providers such as JustCo have gone mainstream and are sprouting all over Asian cities. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Faith Soh, Head of Innovation & Partnerships at Justco, and Sylvia Bay, Design Director at Justco, on how they conceptualize and implement their flagship products and services such as JustCo Lab, Future of Work and the JustCo App, and on all the work that goes in constructing these hotspots of productivity and new-age business.