In April 2015, MIRDC and AUTO 21 signed a letter of intent on collaboration for technology transfers amounting to NTD 25 million over 5 years to promote development of the automobile industry and key technologies for electrical vehicles.
In March 2015, MIRDC hosted a seminar on water hardware emblem, with its TPL team helping the Water Hardware Association develop implementation measures for emblem to be certified by this Association. Testing and certification capacity of the TPL laboratory will be mobilized for related services of product testing and certification. The proposed emblem is expected to improve quality of products from local manufacturers while enhancing consumers’ knowledge of water hardware products as well as their demand for quality,
MIRDC organized the 8th MIRAI International Seminar on Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing on 25th & 26th March, 2015 at the MIRDC Auditorium. Sponsored by MOEA Department of Industrial Technology and Kaohsiung City Economic Development Bureau, this event featured 3 keynote speeches and 29 presentations of research works and was attended by 120 participants in Taiwan and from abroad. It also offered an excellent platform for exchanges between experts and scholars in related fields while fostering opportunities for collaboration.
In February 2015, MIRDC and Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization worked in partnership to promote science and technological aesthetics in the manufacturing sector and to provide guidance on G-Mark Awards applications
In January 2015, MIRDC and KYMCO signed an agreement on effectively leveraging technological capacities of both parties; promoting mutual benefits from exchange of talents and knowledge; and advancing R&D of future-proof/innovative technologies, so as to sharpen the competitive edges for the industries concerned.
In January 2015, MIRDC’s Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing R&D Department and three partner companies: Photon-tech Instruments, Promell Materials, and Chuan Yan Technology, joined hands to develop 3D Curved Surface Laminating Device, which will be designed exclusively for automated manufacturing applications of curved surface laminating for wearable touch-screen products like smart watches and wristbands.
In January 2015, MIRDC signed a contract with Taiwan Agricultural Development Company for developing agarwood extract dripping pills and related technology transfer.
MIRDC and KUAS Join Hands for Deploying Micro-precision Manufacturing
MIRDC and National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) launched their joint venture of the Micro-precision Manufacturing Joint R&D Center on 29 December, 2014, bringing together research capacities and intellectual property rights of both sides to enable effective value-added industrial applications. Micro-precision manufacturing technologies are a key technical element with global implications. Wide applications in parts and components of medical devices and automobiles, the role of micro-precision technologies is increasingly important since such products are of high quality and difficult to imitate. Looking into the future, the Micro-precision Manufacturing Joint R&D Center will focus on industry-specific technologies for its R&D collaboration and IPR planning, so as to establish a comprehensive patent deployment. Both MIRDC and KUAS will continue strengthening this academic-research partnership of innovation capacities for joint R&D efforts of technology commercialization, thereby disseminating the success stories of industrial upgrade and consequently improving the overall competitiveness of the industries concerned.
MIRDC and National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences launched their joint venture of the Micro-precision Manufacturing Joint R&D Center on 29 December, 2014, with the aim of integrating academic and research capacities and adding value to their respective intellectual properties through effective industrial applications. Both parties will exchange and share technologies, talents and relevant resources to bridge crucial technical gaps in industries concerned and to facilitate technological upgrade and promote industrialization of R&D outcomes.
MIRDC’s testing facilities were recognized by the Workforce Development Agency of the ROC Ministry of Labor as an accredited body for certifying Level C technician for Operating High-pressure Gas Facilities, making MIRDC the first agency in Taiwan accredited for this service.