On November 11th, Taipei Tech held the opening ceremony of the Taipei Tech Innovative R&D and Talent Cultivation Base. The ceremony was attended by Wang Sea-fue, Taipei Tech President; Cheng Wen-tsan, Taoyuan Mayor; Jing-Yang Jou, National Central University President; and Kuo Yu-hsin, Director-general of Taoyuan Department of Economic Development. The newly established base, located at the Taoyuan Hutoushan Innovation Hub, consists of four research centers focused on aerospace engineering, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, smart driving, and smart healthcare.
President Wang indicated that Taipei Tech’s Innovative R&D and Talent Cultivation Base has combined the strength and expertise of the faculty of the Taipei Tech College of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “To echo the government policy on accelerating digital transformation, Taipei Tech has collaborated with partner industries, startup companies, and Taoyuan local enterprises and institutes to conduct innovative and technological development and nurture forward-thinking talents,” he said.
The research center on aerospace engineering will work with the National Space Organization and the local space industry to conduct research and development of low-altitude orbital satellite communication and to promote the commercialization of space technology. The ultimate goal is to build a community of companies that can meet the demands of different aerospace industry needs.
The smart healthcare research center focuses on the rapid commercialization of high-end smart medical materials. The center is now working on smart implant materials and the design of a clinical trial of AI-assisted diagnoses.
Mayor Cheng indicated that Taoyuan Hutoushan Innovation Hub used to be a Taiwan Coast Guard training center. After years of renovation, it is now an innovative hub with a Smart Self-Driving Training Base and IoT Center. He welcomes Taipei Tech to take part in the Hutoushan Innovation Hub and to facilitate more opportunities for academia-industry collaboration projects. “I believe that Taipei Tech will bring in abundant R&D resources to advance talent cultivation and industrial development,” said Cheng.