Presentation on theme: "University Resources and Local Prosperity: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) experience Michael M. C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D. President National Cheng Kung."— Presentation transcript:
University Resources and Local Prosperity: National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) experience Michael M. C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D. President National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan November 14, 2008
Contribution of university to local and global prosperity (Richard Levin) University research is an engine of sustained global competitiveness and local prosperity University education produces future innovators and leaders for the society University’s investment in community drives local prosperity University trains global citizens
New knowledge and technology innovation drives economic progress. University is the place for fundamental and applied research. The responsibility of a University toward the society Universities and Economy Education, Research, Services Technology Transfer, Incubation, Entrepreneurship Academia-Industry Collaboration
NCKU’s Efforts to Promote Academia-Industry Collaborations Establish Technology development and transfer offices : Research and Services Headquarters, Technology Licensing and Incubation Centers, NCKU Venture Capital Fund, etc. Encourage professors to engage in A-I collaborative research projects : Flexible criteria for appointments and promotion, salary compensation, etc. Business training for students: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship Train future industrial managers and workers
Incubator accomplishments Incubator accomplishments More than 200 entrepreneurs created 。 More than 20 companies reside in Science Park 。 ScinoPharm Taiwan Ltd. ( 台灣神隆 ) ChiefTech Precision Co. Ltd. ( 直得科技 )
NCKU mobilizes the Surrounding Universities and Industries Research collaboration with other universities Offer professional training courses to industrial workers in the region by integrating faculty members and researchers from the surrounding Universities and national research labs. More than 200 courses are offered, and over 6000 professional workers took these courses during the last four years.
NCKU’s Effort on International Cooperation NCKU-Russia: Micro-Satellite. NCKU-MIT-JHU: Hydraulic & Ocean Engineering NCKU-NASA-FORMOSA-2: Launched from Southern CA NCKU-UL (USA) NCKU-SAUDI ARABIA: Aquaculture Biotechnology NCKU-Texas High Speed Rail
Taipei Tainan Kaohsiung Industrial Cluster of Hsinchu Science Park (1980) Industrial Cluster of Central Taiwan Science Park (2003) 晶元晶元 東宇 東宇 國際日東國際日東 2, 565 acres (1996) 1,409 acres (2001) Tainan Science ParkKaohsiung Science Park Industrial Cluster of Southern Taiwan Science Park (1996; approximately 3,974 acres) Introduction to Taiwan’s Science Parks
The advantages of being in Industrial Parks Lower land price and tax breaks Concentration of R&D Single-window government administration
Southern Taiwan Science Park – New Hope of High-tech Industries in Taiwan 1) Optoelectronics Industrial Cluster 2) Green Energy Technology and Energy Saving Industry 3) IC Industrial Cluster 4) Optoelectronics and IC Processing Equipment Industrial Cluster (Precision Machinery) 5) Biotechnology Industrial Cluster 6) Medical Device Special Zone in Kaohsiung 7) Powerhouse of Telecommunications
Growth Trend of Turnover ◘ US$1=NT$34 US$ Million 18,235 (Estimated)
⊙ Foreign Tenant Companies at Park: 16 Japanese, 5 American, 1 British and 1 German Companies ⊙ Major foreign companies include Corning, 3M, APPLIED MATERIALS, SUMIKA, Finex, International Nitto, NEC Lighting, Intelligent Research (Chisso), ULVAC, Yaskawa, Epichem and Busch. ⊙ Foreign Tenant Companies at Park: 16 Japanese, 5 American, 1 British and 1 German Companies ⊙ Major foreign companies include Corning, 3M, APPLIED MATERIALS, SUMIKA, Finex, International Nitto, NEC Lighting, Intelligent Research (Chisso), ULVAC, Yaskawa, Epichem and Busch. 236 (Estimated) Accumulated Number of Approved Enterprises by Year
Employees Growth Trend of Workforce 1. More job opportunities are created upon the establishment of the Southern Taiwan Science Park. Approximately 70% of the employees are from the southern Taiwan One full-time job in the science park brings three more jobs in the nearby area. 1. More job opportunities are created upon the establishment of the Southern Taiwan Science Park. Approximately 70% of the employees are from the southern Taiwan One full-time job in the science park brings three more jobs in the nearby area. (Estimated)
Southern Taiwan Science Park Administration Research & Incubation Center of National Cheng Kung U. National Chip Implementation Center National Center for High- Performance Computing Asian Vegetable Research & Development Center Food R&D Center of Uni-President Enterprise Chi-Mei Medical Research Center & Hospital Tai-Sugar R&D Center Metal Industry Research & Development Center Bio-Tech R&D and Incubation Center of Nan-Tai Technology U. Livestock Research Institute Academia-Industry Consortium for Southern Taiwan Science Park Telecommunication Technology Center National Nano Devices Laboratories Research & Incubation Center of National Chung-Chen University Medical School and Hospital of National Chen Kung U. STSP Center of the National Laboratory Animal Center SME Incubator at Tainan Science Park Biotechnology Experimental Center in Southern Taiwan of Academia Sinica Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station Fisheries Research Institute E-da Hospital Industry-Academia Innovation Center at Kaohsiung Science Park Academia-Industry Promotion Committee ITRI-South (Industrial Technology Research Institute) Operations of R&D Institutes
Summary University Role and Industry Prosperity Win-Win via mutual collaborations. Bridge new knowledge/technology between academy and industry. Extend and apply academic research results to real life scenario. Realize a knowledge-based economy in Taiwan.