Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services, aiming to innovate a better future. Founded in 1973, ITRI has been dedicated to helping industries stay competitive and sustainable.
Over the years, ITRI has nurtured more than 240 companies, including well-known global semiconductor leaders such as TSMC and UMC. Meanwhile, it has cultivated over 140 CEOs in the local high-tech industry.
ITRI has played a vital role in Taiwan's economic growth as it shifted from a labor-intensive industry into a value-added, innovation-driven one. Moving forward, the institute will continue serving as a pioneer for industries by strengthening its capabilities of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation with international partners all over the world.
International Links and Honors
ITRI continues to seek strategic collaborative partners from around the world. Key partners include Corning Glass, Underwriters Laboratories, and Applied Materials of the United States; Asahi Kasei, Nidec, and AIST of Japan; Evonik, Heraeus, and Fraunhofer of Germany; TNO of the Netherlands; VTT of Finland; Ericsson of Sweden; and NRC of Canada.
With international partners and overseas offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Berlin, Moscow and Eindhoven, ITRI is able to remain globally competitive and connected. Its efforts in technological innovations have been recognized by prestigious honors such as the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards and R&D 100 Awards.
ITRI Earns 2015 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award.