MIRDC’s Sterilization Validation Testing Laboratory, Complex Medical Material Technology Section acquired TAF accreditation for anti-bacteria and anti-fungus testing.
Testing Laboratory for Middle & Small Wind Turbine System of MIRDC has cooperated with TUV-SUD. Additionally this Testing Laboratory applies for TAF extensional certification in the items of noise, function and safety and estimates to obtain TAF certification in March 2012. The Testing Laboratory is the only one that has been certified by TAF.
As of Dec. 31, 2011, MIRDC has a total of 769 full-time employees (R&D: 419; Admin: 151; Management: 12; Technical: 35) as well as 84 people on a contract base and 68 people dispatched outside of MIRDC.
On Dec. 9, 2011, MIRDC received Innovation Pilot Award of the Year in the Industrial Technology Advancement Awards 2011 for its project on assisting the traditional screw industry in its transformation and expansion of into the area of high-value artificial tooth root.
To enhance competitiveness of the water ware industry, MIRDC implemented an Industrial Technology Development Project entitled, “Constructing Environment for Water-ware Industrial Cluster,” and expanded the testing capacity of MIRDC’s toilet and bathroom valve laboratory by adding testing items NSF-61, ASSE 1019, ASME A112.18.3 and WaterSense Showerheads, making it the only lab in Taiwan with such testing capabilities.
On Dec. 21, 2011, MIRDC organized the Value-added Heightening International Forum for Metal Industry, an event participated by over 350 practitioners in metal industries, including maestro experts from Taiwan and Japan who were invited to advise on directions for value heightening of Taiwan’s metal industries.
On Nov. 22, 2011, MIRDC organized the International Rare-earth Industry Exchange Forum at Garden Villa, Kaohsiung.
As part of the Bridge-building Project for Taiwan-Japan Industrial Cooperation under the Executive Yuan, MIRDC led 10 leading domestic hand-tool manufacturers to visit Miki City, Japan on an exchange program with local hardware and metal tools industries. This visit has resulted in the signing of 19 MOUs between Taiwanese and Japanese companies, thus marking the first step toward successful bridge-building for Taiwan-Japan industrial cooperation.
An MIRDC patent, entitled “Forming Device and Grinding & Polishing Method of Precision Grinding Wheel” from Intelligent Technology Section of MIRDC’s Regional R&D Department won Silver Medal at the 2011 Taipei Intl’ Invention Show and Technomart.
MIRDC’s Micro-drive Device won Golden Medal in the 63rd iENA Nuernburg in 2011, and the medal was collected by Mr. Wang Hsin-de, engineer from Precision-forming Systems Section of Precision Micro-forming R&D Department.