In October 2015, at the Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart, MIRDC won Silver Medal with its Auto Tube Preparing Machine, the first device of its kind in Taiwan that can accommodate testing tubes of varying sizes and specs. from different vendors. It is further linked with the hospital information system to enable automated preparation, labeling, printing of registration slip and questionnaire, thereby reducing workload of medical testing staff.
In October 2015, MIRDC cooperated with Czech Technical University in Prague on research of applying 3DP technologies to medical materials and devices.
In September 2015, MIRDC worked with Physics Instrumentation Center of Russia Academy of Science on cooperation in medical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.
In September 2015, MIRDC obtained additional TAF certificates of TAF CNS 15767 and IEC 60884 for adaptors and TAF IEC 62471 for photobiological safety testing.
In August 2015, MIRDC established the first conveyer-belt mass-production system for micro electrochemical processing in Taiwan, expanding its industrial applications to cover automobiles, electrical vehicles, heavy-duty motorbikes, industrial parts and components, and suspension system parts of high-end bicycles in Taiwan and overseas markets.
In August 2015, MIRDC worked with China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute (CHEARI) for exchanges in relation to product certification, standards-related services, calibration measurement, testing equipment, construction and management of laboratories, technical consultation and personnel training.
On 8 July, 2015, MIRDC was officially approved as an accredited agency for the TAF ISO17021 management system, with the authority to issue 42 kinds of certificates under the three systems of ISO 9001/ 14001/ OHSAS 18001, making it the only government-sponsored accreditation agency in Taiwan for ISO 9001/14001/OHSAS18001.
On 24th July, 2105, at the joint meeting of MIRDC boards of directors and supervisors, the incumbent MIDRC President Huang Chih-chuan was officially retired of age and replaced by Dr. Tsai Ming-chih upon election. A handover ceremony was also organized immediately after the election at the same meeting.
On 8th July, 2015, MIRDC was awarded as an accredited agency for TAF ISO17021 certification for 42 items of 3 major systems, namely ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. This makes MIRDC the only government-funded foundation in Taiwan with the authority to issue all these three types of certificates.
As of end of June, 2015, MIRDC has a total of 844 employees, including 5 in professional management; 456 in R&D; 187 in administration; 37 technical staff; 9 in management; 96 contract workers; and 54 dispatch workers.