Southern Taiwan Science Park has initiated a plan to strengthen ties with STP or related institutes in new southbound countries by joining Asian Science Park Association, a STP related regional organization in Asia.
To enhance exchanges with ASPA members, Joyce Chou, Section Chief of Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau, participated in the 21st Asian Science Park Association Annual Meeting in Vietnam on October 19 to 21, 2017. Section Chief Ms Chou made a speech on “Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Cooperates with a Local University for Abroad Research and Development: Case in Vietnam” to share experiences to promote development of medical devices industry by cooperating with the National Cheng Kung University and University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City to do clinical research in order to develop medical products suitable for Vietnamese markets.
Furthermore, when it comes to generating international publicity, Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau recommended ACRO Biomedical, a medical-grade regenerative biomaterials manufacturer, to take part in ASPA Awards 2018. ACRO Biomedical finally awarded Excellence Prize at the 22nd Asian Science Park Association Annual Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia on October 3 to 5, 2018.
Southern Taiwan Science Park will continue to actively involve in ASPA’s events to implement science and technology diplomacy and to show Taiwan's strength in the international arena.
1. Signing up MOU with IITH Hyderabad in April to carry out talent and technology interaction between Universities & SPs of both parties.
2. Visit to smart cities and science parks in Singapore and carry out market survey to tie up global links and explore overseas business.
3. Delegation of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Vietnam visited the Hsinchu Science Park to acquaint with development experiences of the Hsinchu Science Park. Staff of the Hsinchu Science Park were invited to Vietnam to give lectures as well.
4. The Hsinchu Science Park and Department of Science and Technology Development of Karnataka signed an MOU in June.
5. Delegation of the Hsinchu Science Park went to Manila, Philippines to participate in a large-scale Taiwan Expo, in order to promote Taiwan's overall image. The New South-bound Taiwan Image Exhibition "2017 Taiwan Image Exhibition" was held at the SMX Convention and Exhibition Center in Manila from September 29 to October 1, where the exhibition of the Ministry of Science and Technology is mainly based on the achievements of science and technology education and development of Taiwan's science and technology. During the three-day exhibition, many local manufacturers are highly interested in green energy industry technologies in Taiwan. This exhibition highly elevates the image and high-tech achievements of Taiwan's high-tech industry.
6. Director General Wang of the Hsinchu Science Park Bureau was invited to give speech at 2017 ASPA Annual Conference and share science park development experiences with attendees. DG Wang was also elected as Vice President of the ASPA and was expected to gain more chances to interact with countries under the South-bound Policy.
7. Delegation of the Hsinchu Science Park and Central Taiwan Science Park went to Indonesia and Malaysia and met with staff of the Technology Evaluation and Application Department and the National Academy of Science, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation, and Sime Darby Group to promote further cooperation.
1. Staff of the Hsinchu Science Park led by Deputy Director General Hsu visited New Delhi in India and met with staff of various local associations(software, electronics industry, mobile phone, semiconductor ), new startups and local governments to discuss future cooperation chances.
2. Staff of the Hsinchu Science Park negotiated with KPMG, the Indian Electronics Association, General Manager of MediaTek India, and CDC to discuss feasibilities of jointly establishing a science park in India.
3. Staff of the Hsinchu Science Park led by Deputy Director Chen of the Hsinchu Science Park visited National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and sister park in Thailand to discuss ways of cooperation between both parties under the Project “Thai Industry 4.0.”
4. Staff and DG Wang of the Hsinchu Science Park visited India and signed up an MOU with Karnataka Innovation Technology Society and attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the Technology Innovation International Park initiated by CDC.
5. Delegation of Karnataka Industry and Commerce Department visited the Hsinchu Science Park and visited local companies, e.g. Uniconvision, Imediplus, and Faraday, for possible cooperation chances.
6. DG Wang assumed as the President of the Asian Science Park Association in October. Manufacturer of the Hsinchu Science Park, MiiS, won the first prize of the ASPA Enterprise Award.
The Hsinchu Science Park will hold the 2019 ASPA Annual Conference in Hsinchu in November to expand international exchanges and deepen relations with sister science parks and countries specified under the South-bound Policy to promote bilateral cooperation.
II. CTSP Signs Sister Park Agreements with Science Parks of New Southbound Neighboring Countries and Participates in International Organization Focusing on Asian Region Development
Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) has joined and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Asian Science Park Association (ASPA) since 2008 and also become the board member since 2011. For a long period of time, CTSP has continuously participated in ASPA Annual Conferences and related events to establish close connections with science parks in Asian region. Through participation, CTSP could study more topics at a deeper level, increase collaboration opportunities in multiple fields, and promote technology cooperation with New Southbound neighboring countries, helping Taiwan enterprises expand their businesses overseas as well as seize the global trend. Currently, CTSP has signed sister parks agreements with science parks from Vietnam, India, Thailand and other New Southbound neighboring countries. Except enhancing global influence of CTSP and expanding the existing scope of collaboration, signing sister park agreements could help CTSP strengthen the technology collaboration and exchanges with ASEAN countries.
1. CTSP Signed MoUs with IITH and CMU to Deepen Collaboration on High-Tech Research & Development with India and Thailand
Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Bureau has put a lot of effort into establishing international connections with leading S&T institutes in Southeast Asian countries. In April 2017, CTSP, along with Hsinchu Science Park Bureau and National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH). Later in July, CTSP and Feng-Chia University (FCU) signed a MoU with Chiang Mai University (CMU), the leader and headquarters of Northern Thailand Science Park (NSP). To fulfill the goals of the MoUs, CTSP invited both IITH and NSP to its 14th Anniversary the same year. Through the exchange of views on the management of science parks and the business matching activities for startup companies, the partnership has been deepened and more potential collaboration opportunities identified. The two MoUs and the subsequent technological alliances with India and Thailand mark a significant milestone for the high-tech research and development among the three countries. By integrating mutual resources from the academic, industrial and research sectors, CTSP, IITH, NSP and the other partners plan to jointly develop emerging technologies and cultivate the next generation of talent.
2. CTSP Enterprise, CH Biotech R&D Co., Ltd., Won Grand Prize of ASPA Awards 2017
Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Bureau led its enterprise, CH Biotech R&D Co., Ltd. (CH Biotech), to take part in Asian Science Park Association’s (ASPA) 21th Annual Conference, hosted by Saigon Hi-Tech Park, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in October 2017. Recommended by the CTSP Bureau, CH Biotech competed with outstanding enterprises from other Asian science parks for the Grand Prize of ASPA Awards 2017. Ivy Li, Deputy Director of CH Biotech R&D, delivered a presentation regarding the test results of “Weathermend,” the company’s product tested at the vineyards in Changhua, illustrating that the company’s technology can help maintain the integrity of cell membranes when plants are faced with extreme climate changes. “Weathermend” can also effectively reduce the damages occurring to plants due to climate changes, which can guarantee the stable income for farmers and ease food shortage. CH Biotech’s presentation and its innovative technology successfully helped itself earn the recognition of the committee members and the Grand Prize of ASPA Awards 2017.
3. CTSP Visited Indonesia and Malaysia for Technological Exchanges and Business Recruitment
To promote international technology exchange and strengthen the linkages between Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries, Dr. Ming-Huang Chen, Director-General of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Bureau, led a delegation in mid-December 2017 to visit the state-level science parks and S&T institutes in both Indonesia and Malaysia, including “Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT),” “National Science and Techno Park (NSTP), Serpong,” “The Indonesian Institute of Sciences,” “Malaysian Technology Development Corporation” and “Technology Park Malaysia.” Among them, BPPT has expressed a strong interest in building a collaborative relationship with CTSP. By integrating mutual resources, CTSP and BPPT plan to work together to support innovation and entrepreneurship on both sides as well as signing MoU with BPPT. In addition, the delegation also visited such renowned enterprises as PT Phapros, Asia Pulp & Paper and Sime Darby as well as several outstanding startup companies, in the hope of attracting foreign investors and identifying potential partners for the tenant companies in CTSP.
1. Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Bureau endeavors to strengthen connections with New Southbound neighboring countries. In May 2018, CTSP Bureau joined International Forum on Open Innovation 2018 held by its sister park, Northern Science Park (NSP), in Chiang Mai, Thailand. CTSP representative was invited as the keynote speaker (Figure 1) to introduce CTSP and AI robotics Hub, which effectively enhances international visibility of CTSP on the global stage. In addition, CTSP tenant, Jing-Te Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd., also unveiled its innovative products and technology in the same event, helping the company to expand its business in New Southbound neighboring countries.
2. In July 2018, CTSP Bureau, along with Hsinchu Science Park Bureau, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) (Figure 2). By facilitating the development of technology industries, and fostering Innovative Entrepreneurship between Taiwan and India as the main goal. Mutual resources from CTSP and KITS are integrated, and plan to work together to support high-tech industry and development of entrepreneurial ecosystem on both sides, particularly areas in AI and Robotics cooperation.
3. In October 2018, CTSP Bureau Delegation attended 22nd Asian Science Park Association (ASPA) Annual Conference in Vladivostok, Russia and discussed the impact of future technology industrial trends on science park development and the related coping strategies with 200 delegates from more than 10 countries. In the same month, CTSP Bureau invited the delegations from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea sister parks as well as experts from Germany and U.S. to its 2018 AI Robotic International Forum for promoting international exchange (Figure 3) and having conversations about the current status and future trends of AI Robotics technology. CTSP Bureau also organized the Business Matching Meeting to connect CTSP Startups and sister parks’ delegations as well as their tenant companies in this event, establishing the link between overseas and Taiwan startups in the hope of creating more international cooperation opportunities together (Figure 4).
III. STSP-Promoting Medical Device Products Made by STSP’s Tenants in New Southbound Countries
Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau has initiated a plan to promote medical device products made by STSP tenants in new southbound countries to facilitate medical device industrial development and strengthen trade tie with the new southbound countries. This plan assists tenants in receiving free-sale certificates, enhances exchanges with key opinion leaders (KOL) of the fields to promote our medical device products and provides grants to marketing projects for product promotion in new southbound countries. By the end of 2018, eighteen free-sale certificates were successfully issued by six new southbound countries, including Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore and about twenty professionals were linked up with to exchange ideas on promoting medical device products in local markets. Also, a joint research center was established in University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) at Ho Chi Minh City and six cultivation courses were held. Furthermore, Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau has implemented various measures to promote medical device products in new southbound countries, such as setting up offices to showcase our products for experiential marketing, participating related exhibitions, initiating one or two international clinical trial cases, attracting doctors to Taiwan for exchanges or establishing teaching centers in new southbound countries.
IV. STSP-Participating in STP-Related International and Regional Organization in Asia
Southern Taiwan Science Park has initiated a plan to strengthen ties with STP or related institutes in new southbound countries by joining Asian Science Park Association, a STP related regional organization in Asia. To enhance exchanges with ASPA members, Joyce Chou, Section Chief of Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau, participated in the 21st Asian Science Park Association Annual Meeting in Vietnam on October 19 to 21, 2017. Section Chief Ms Chou made a speech on “Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Cooperates with a Local University for Abroad Research and Development: Case in Vietnam” to share experiences to promote development of medical devices industry by cooperating with the National Cheng Kung University and University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City to do clinical research in order to develop medical products suitable for Vietnamese markets. Furthermore, when it comes to generating international publicity, Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau recommended ACRO Biomedical, a medical-grade regenerative biomaterials manufacturer, to take part in ASPA Awards 2018. ACRO Biomedical finally awarded Excellence Prize at the 22nd Asian Science Park Association Annual Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia on October 3 to 5, 2018. Southern Taiwan Science Park will continue to actively involve in ASPA's events to implement science and technology diplomacy and to show Taiwan's strength in the international arena.