MIRDC and I-Shou University signed an MOU, which serves as a foundation for more effective utilization of technical talents and academic resources from both parties, so as to promote technological development and to upgrade technical standards for industries concerned.
MIRDC started to work with Hexicon, an offshore wind-turbine floating platform manufacturer from Sweden, and Taiwan Wind Energy Association on offshore wind energy.
MIRDC entered partnership with Development Corporation of Zelenogard, a Moscow City State Enterprise, in the areas of trade and technology in optoelectronic and semiconductor industries.
MIRDC worked with Ota City Industrial Promotion Association, Japan, on trade shows, visits and business matching to promote exchanges of talents and technologies and business partnerships between Taiwan and Japan.
MIRDC signed an MOU on cooperation with the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukua, Japan.
MIRDC and Tatung company signed an MOU on long-term technical cooperation to promote the development of energy industry and related technologies for smart grid and energy storage systems. Both parties will share their respective R&D experiences and capacities and collaborate to develop technologies for energy storage management, Li-battery safety testing, renewable energy applications and advanced motor applications.
On 31 Oct., 2014, MIRDC was officially recognized by Taipei Exchange as its 22nd GISA recommendation agency, making MIRDC the first such NPO agency from South Taiwan. This recognition also underlines the strength of MIRDC as a technology-based NPO that supports unlisted companies that are innovative, creative and of significant potential in line with the government’s policy.
MIRDC was commissioned by MOEA to construct the MOEA Traditional Industries Value-adding Center, with the mission of developing traditional industries, and the ground-breaking ceremony was organized on 18 Oct., 2014. Besides the input of MOEA resources, MIRDC will invest NT$46 million for the Phase One construction of buildings and facilities to help complete the planning process. This center will provide four value-adding functions for materials, production processes, products and foundation and specifically focus on “platform for developing new and innovative materials,” “R&D for precision fabrication and processing technologies,” “innovative/energy-saving technologies and other advanced, next-generation manufacturing technologies,” and “ICT applications in traditional industries”.
On 4 September, 2014, MIRDC co-hosted the Taiwan-Russia Forum on Technical and Industrial Cooperation for Semiconductor Facilities and Parts/Components Industry. The 70-plus participants of this forum included representatives from CJSC (parts/components), ESTO-Vacuum and ESTO-Integration (biggest Russian company in semiconductor facilities and parts/components)), Laser & Apparatus TM, Design Center KM21 Ltd (IC design), and research institutes like Research and manufacturing complex Technological Centre of National Research University of Electronic Technology and Research Institute of Precision Machine Manufacturing from Russia as well as those from 18 leading Taiwan companies like C Sun MFG, WisePioneer, Marketech International Corp., and Hanbell. Besides matching business opportunities and technological exchanges between Taiwan and Russia, this event also marked the signing of an MOU between MIRDC and SEZ-Zelenograd to promote as priority items the development of complementary technologies and trade cooperation in the semiconductor sector between Taiwan and Russia.
The Porous Static-pressure Bearing with Dual Microflow Regulations Technology, first of its kind in the world and developed by the Mold Section of MIRDC Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing R&D Department, won Gold Medal at the 2014 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart.