On Aug,16, MIRD cooperates with Wufeng University and metal cabinet companies in Minhsiung Industrial Park of Chiayi County to facilitate the strategic transformation of this industry by promoting industry-wise clustering of the metal cabinet sector towards modularized production, product upgrade and cross-sector applications.
On July,27, MIRDC partnered with Kaohsiung Linhai Industrial Park Service Center to promote energy saving services for metal industries.
On June,21, MIRDC won one gold and two silver medals in the latest INPEX in Pitsburg, one of the three major invention exhibitions in the world, for its Powered Transfer Assist Device, Innovative Welding Method for Medical Guidewires and Coplanar 3-Axis Positioner.
On May,25, MIRDC has created a Mold Value Creation Platform (MVCP) that connects 8 agencies from the industry, the education and the R&D sectors to enable cross-platform exchanges and mutual search functions, with the aim of supporting the mold industry with abundant databases, professional software and engineering service teams. Services at this platform are initially available for member companies of the Mold Industry Association but can be expanded to include over 10,000 companies in the future through multiple platforms.
On May, 25, MIRDC signed MOU with a BRICs country Brazil
On Apr,11, MIRDC Chairman Huang Chi-chuan led an R&D team to visit Chung Hsing Electric and Machinery, a leader in heavy electric equipment and electricity engineering in Linko, Taoyuan County to strengthen their partnership with the signing of an MOU, which aims for joint R&D efforts in areas of technology cooperation like metal materials and products, development of molds and micro precision parts, automated equipment and management, photoelectric and energy equipment, and development, testing and validation of medical devices.
On Dec. 30, 2011, MIRDC signed a contract with CPC Corporation on joint R&D and technology transfer for the development of biomass, hydrogen other renewal energy sources.
On Dec. 21, 2011, MIRDC and China Steel signed an agreement on the joint establishment of Engineering R&D Center for Value-heightening of Medical Industries (ERC) to generate momentum for upgrading value chain of this industry by leveraging resources from signing parties, strengthening processing technologies and developing applied technologies.
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.