ITRI and British Office Taipei today hosted an event to recognize the first successful year of the UK-Taiwan Innovative Industries Programme (UKTW I2P), which was launched in March 2018 to promote UK-Taiwan science research bilateral cooperation activities.
Administrated by ITRI, the program for the first year has successfully attracted a total of eleven Taiwanese researchers, six of them from universities and five from the R&D institutes, including National Cheng Kung University, National Central University, National Chiayi University, National Sun Yat-sen University, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, and ITRI.
As a key delivery partner of UKTW I2P, ITRI has been working closely with the British Office Taipei to foster a deeper science and research connection between Taiwan and the UK. Dr. Pei-Zen Chang, ITRI’s Executive Vice President, stated that UKTW I2P provided a great opportunity to enhance UK-Taiwan scientific partnerships, and that many potentially beneficial research topics had already been identified since the launch of the program. In the future, he said, ITRI would devote even more efforts to paving the way for new topics and cultivating further the existing collaborative projects.