~ Taiwan Government sets aside two hundred million rupees for research in robotics~

Bengaluru 10 July 2018: In a effort to strengthen links with the science parks in Taiwan, The Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) of Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka has signed a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with The Hsinchu Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and The Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. This agreement will enhance technological know-how through mutual development and innovation.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT/BT & ST Department, Government of Karnataka said, “Karnataka’s large IT talent pool is a key driver for foreign investments and collaborations and the signing of this MoU is testament to that. We are looking forward to a very active partnership with The Hsinchu Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and The Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. This MoU will be mutually beneficial for both the state of Karnataka and Taiwan as it will enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage startups and MSMEs.”

Commenting on the development, Mr. Chung-Kwang Tien, Ambassador of Taiwan to India said “The signing of the MoU between the two science parks in Taiwan and KITS will strengthen relations in biotechnology, information technology and other emerging technologies. On behalf of the Government of Taiwan, I wish to thank the Government of Karnataka for giving us the opportunity to set up a cluster in Bengaluru. The Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Taiwan has set aside two hundred million rupees for research in robotics.”

The MoU will facilitate mutual exchange of faculty from identified academic institutes to learn new technologies and industry best practices. The MoU will also facilitate mutual exchange of experts to conduct workshops, seminars and skill upgradation programs to build relevant skill sets of local professionals, for thebenefit of the industry and students. The MoU also facilitates joint venture opportunities and industry collaborations to explore potential market opportunities. Exposure and trade facilitation through possible regular visits by startups/MSMEs for market development, also falls under the purview of the agreement.

Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) is one of the world’s most significant centers for semiconductor manufacturing and technology development with more than 500 high-tech companies mainly involved in the semiconductor, optoelectronics and biotechnology. It is home to the world’s top two semiconductor foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). An abundant pool of talent, unwavering technological innovation, a closely connected production network across national borders are some of the factors that enable HSP to host the most comprehensive cluster of semiconductor companies in the world.

Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) is a global high-tech hub for manufacturing and knowledge-based research and development of precision machinery, optoelectronics, integrated circuits and biotechnology industries. 186 high-tech companies, 9 incubation centers and 6 research institutes have been established in CTSP. CTSP will leverage its comprehensive supply chains to construct an “AI Robotics Hub” and devote itself to such emerging technologies as robotics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, etc. so as to establish new successful models in the high-tech sectors of Taiwan.

PHOTO CAPTION:

Standing Left to Right: Dr.Henry Chen, Counsellor & Director, TECC

                                       Mr. Chung -Kwang Tien, Ambassador of Taiwan to India

                                       Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT/BT & ST Department, Government of Karnataka

                                       Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, Advisor,  Dept of IT/BT, GOK    

Sitting Left to Right:     Dr.  Ming-Huang Chen, Director General, Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP)

                                      Dr. Yeong-Junaq Wang, Director General, Hsinchu Science Park (HSP)

                                     Mr.Nagaraja, MD,KITS, Dept of IT/BT, GOK