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Open Lab & Incubator

Incubation Center in Nankang
Nankang IC Design Incubation Center (NKIC) is a rolling admission acceleration center which focuses on IC design, IoT and any ICT related technology based companies. In addition, NKIC provides highly selected members with value-added services, such as IT, EDA on demand, measurement lab, fundraising support, corporate governance & financial structure planning, IPR strategy & practice, and international marketing channel.

The NKIC has been established for over 13 years and incubated more than 40 companies, over half of which were from abroad, especially Silicon Valley. As a prestigious incubator in Taiwan, NKIC offers complete business assistance in all stages for startups, helping them enhance competitiveness for sustainable growth.

Nankang Office Contact information
Ms. Peggy Huang
Deputy Manager, Information and Communications Research Laboratories
TEL:  02-26557155 # 320 FAX:02-26557115

Incubation Center in Tainan
Southern Taiwan Innovation and Research Park (STIR) was established in 2004 and located in Tainan Technology Industrial Park. STIR is a combination of R&D institute (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Institute of Information Industries, and Food Industry Research and Development Institute), open lab, and incubation center. Our mission in STIR is to assist industrial innovation and transformation by providing a new operation model. We are also aiming for balancing regional development in Southern Taiwan, fulfilling local company’s demands and needs, incubating Southern Taiwan’s R&D capability and facilitating innovations.

In STIR, startups could benefit from: the promotion with full functional assistance, cost-savings for new venture, low risk of R&D and enhanced R&D collaboration. Not only can startups gain comprehensive attainment of technological and industrial information but they can also utilize ITRI’s abundant research knowledge as well as international network connections. Also, enterprises are able to improve their value and corporate image.

Tainan Office Contact Information
Yu-Hsuan Wang
Manager, Commercialization and Industrial Service Center
No.31, Gongye 2nd Rd., Annan District, Tainan City709, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:+886 (6)3847500


  • 2001, “Special Incubation Center Award” conferred by the Ministry of Economic Affair
  • 2005, an “Excellent Incubation Center in Asia” award conferred by AABI
  • 2006, the “Best Incubation Center” award conferred by NBIA
  • 2013, the “Softlanding” and “EBN BIC “certifications issued by the NBIA and from EBN respectively

 Successful Cases

     The center provided guidance for the following companies that acquired R&D awards: 

  • Five Innovation Awards: Taiflex Scientific Co., Ltd., Prolific Technology Inc., Handlink Technologies, Inc., Taiwan Imaging-Tek Corp., and Aphelion Communications
  • Two Outstanding Awards in Photoelectric R&D: New Elite Technologies Inc. and Tera Xtal Technology Corporation
  • Four National Innovative Business Awards: Phison Electronics Corp., Taiwan Imaging-Tek Corp., Aphelion Communications, and Babytooth
  • One National Biotechnology Medical Award: Agnitio Science Technology
  • One Science and Technology Development Award: Prolific Technology Inc.
  • One Golden Torch Award: Elitetech Technology Co., Ltd.
  • One SBIR Outstanding Achievement Award: GoMax Electronics, Inc.
  • BEST PAPER AWARD: Taiwan Imaging-Tek Corp.

Successful International Cooperation Projects
Ten well-known international companies enrolled as resident firms in the center, including Oxford Instruments (U.K.), Corning, Inc. (U.S.), Arcelik (Turkey),  Evonik Industries (Germany), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Tai-Young High Tech Co., Ltd. (Japan), and Nidec Corporation (Japan), Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Ltd. (Japan)、KANEKA CORPORATION (Japan), and Connectec Japan Corp. (Japan)

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