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Taipei Tech GLORIA Establishes Business Consultation Platform with Industry Partners



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Taipei Tech GLORIA Establishes Business Consultation Platform with Industry Partners



On October 19, Taipei Tech Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) held the Forum on ICT and Polymer Industry, with guests from Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) of the Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), and Plastic Industry Development Center (PIDC). Taipei Tech Vice President Jen Yi-Jun, Chief of MIC Chan Wen-Nan, Chair of TIER Division III Lin Hsin-Wu, and General Manager of PIDC Hsiao Yao-Kui signed the memorandum of understanding on the strategic alliance to establish a business consultation platform that provides first-hand and up-to-date information and resources for its members.


To maximize the influence and effectiveness of GLORIA and to service a broad range of industry members, GLORIA also partners with TIER, III, and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to provide industry information and databases that cover thirty-six types of industries, including manufacturing automation, energy, sensors, mechanics, electric vehicles, biomedicine, ICT, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, green chemistry, new materials, construction, environmental protection, etc…


Vice-Chief of III Chun-Hui Hung pointed out in the forum that the ICT industry, through its multidisciplinary integration, will bring about the next paradigm shift. AIoT, 5G, and blockchains can generate new business models and applications, which can in turn generate opportunities. Hung also spoke of the importance for Taiwan’s manufacturers to reconsider their global strategies to minimize the impact of the US-China trade war.


Lin of TIER indicated that the output of Taiwan’s digital economy is expected to rise to TWD$6.5 trillion in 2025, taking up 30% of the country’s GDP. Although Taiwan has strong manufacturing know-how, the MSMEs generally lack future readiness and research power compared to those in developed countries. Lin advised that having a clear understanding of business needs and integrating government resources are the key to establish a good industry ecosystem.


In his address, Hsiao of PIDC pointed out that, despite having a mature polymer medical instrument manufacturing industry, Taiwan still imports 70% of its medical instruments. Hsiao suggested that the government should encourage lowering the import rate and encourage domestic manufacturers to produce diverse products. PIDC has embarked on the research of the development and application of polymer in white blood cell filters, shape-memory materials in ambient/high temperature, and self-restoration polymer.


The cooperation with the industries will fuel Taipei Tech GLORIA with more resources of research and development and professional consultants to make it a better place that bridges the academia and the industry.


*This article has been translated from the Commercial Times article.


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