On June 5, 2013, MIRDC’s small-and-medium-sized wind turbine testing platform in Cigu, Tainan secured TUV SUD accreditation for small wind turbine testing facilities to become the first TUV SUD-accredited testing lab of its kind in Asia, and subsequent cooperations with TUV SUD on international certification services are expected.
On June 30, 2013, a demonstration hot-stamping production line was installed under a MOEA Environment-building Technology Development Project with a budget of NT$1.8 million. Mold tests with successful results had been conducted jointly by mold and material companies.
MIRDC, with two golds and two silvers, is Taiwan’s biggest winner at Concours Lepine innovation show
Concours Lepine in Paris, combined with Paris Fair in 2013, has attracted over one million visits from around the world, making it a great platform for gaining exposure and publicity for Taiwan’s innovative products. Both of MIRDC’s gold medalists bring significant efficiency gains for clinical medical practice. The “Positioning device, image overlapping method and image projection system”improves precision overlapping of images generated by CATSCAN and MRI respectively, and this enhanced tagging method enables augmented reality as an assistive function for surgery while meeting today’s surgical requirement for information based on both CT and MRI data.
The other gold medalist, namely ”Thermotherapeutic needle with issue injection and cooling functions,”is the only one of its kind innovation as a new medical device for electromagnetic thermotherapy, with a wide range of applications to be expected in electrocision of polyp and benign and malign tumors as well as of lesions in thyroid gland and prostrate gland, thanks to its smaller diameter needle. This innovation features one needle with multiple functions of suction/injection (for dosing, sterilizing and anaesthesizing), thermal cautery and circulated cooling, thereby enhancing significantly its applicability and expediency in clinical conditions by reducing the number of needle insertions required.
On May 13, 2013, MIRDC received two gold medals and two silver medals at Concours Lepine invention exposition in Paris.
In May 2013, On May 12, 2013, MIRDC’s Assisted-positioning Tutorial Model for Facial Acupressure Massage won gold medal and Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep Special Award at the 2013 Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition.
In May 2013, MIRDC signed a MOU on collaboration with Sagamihara Incubation Center from Japan based on the spirit of mutual trust and cooperation, with the aim of expanding benefits of collaboration between metal industries in both countries.
In May 2013, MIRDC signed a MOU on collaboration with ARPAK from Japan as a reference framework for enhancing mutual cooperation on the effective utilization of technologies from both sides to promote technology development, thereby enhancing both parties’ contributions towards advancing industrial technologies.
In May 2013, MIRDC signed a MOU on collaboration with China Quality Certification Center (CQC) that defines rights and obligations of both parties concerning commissioned testings of products submitted on voluntary basis.
In April 2013, MIRDC signed a letter of intent for strategic alliance with the Chinese Assistive Device Industry Cross Strait Exchange Association, with the following aims: to promote cross-strait exchanges of product promotions and technologies in assistive device industry; to establish cross-strait platforms for product testing and certification as well as related standards; to improve quality of assistive devices; and to promote industrial research and cooperation, thereby enhancing the overall competitiveness of the industries concerned.
In March 2013, MIRDC’s 2012 final accounts registered a positive balance of NT$63.69 million against a total income of NT$ 2,205.5 million and a total expenditure of NT$2,141.8 million.