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Open Lab & Incubator

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Open Lab & Incubator

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
Ms. Linda Lee
Commercialization and Industrial Service Center
No.31, Gongye 2nd Rd., Annan District, Tainan City709, Taiwan, R.O.C.
TEL: +886-6-384-7500

 Awards/Certificates 

  • 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
Twelve well-known international companies enrolled as resident firms in the center, including Oxford Instruments (U.K.), Corning, Inc. (U.S.), MacDermin Enthone Electronics Solutions (U.S.), Light Polymers (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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