Taiwan MOEA takes home 7 R&D 100 Awards for 2021
E211026Y5．E211026Z5 | Nov. 2021（E264）
The Ministry of Economic Affairs held a press conference at the Regent Taipei Hotel on October 26, 2021 to announce and share the success of the four research institutions under its supervision recognized by the 2021 R&D 100 Awards. The award-winning research institutions that have bagged seven R&D awards by six innovations are the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Institute for Information Industry (III), the Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC), and the Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI), ranking second in the world and first in Asia and being of equal standing with the world-leading research organizations, such as, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tokyo, and Corning Inc..
The six winning technologies are the “3D Printing Biomimetic Materials and Structures for Tissue Integration” (BioMS-Ti), the “Ubiquitous Water Wand” (UWAW), and the “Software-defined Augmented Robot Joint” (SARJ) developed by ITRI, the “Continuous Type Heat Treatment System Equipment for Micro Parts” (CTHT) enabled by MIRDC, the “RFID Yarn: Overcomer for 5 Major Durability Test” by TTRI, and the “Misinformation join-fighting mechanism enabled by AI forensics technology” by III. This innovation of III also won bronze for Corporate Social Responsibility, a special recognition awarded by the R&D Award.
With the MOEA’s sustained support through technology development programs, research institutions of Taiwan have been receiving international awards and have won a total of 66 awards over the past 14 years at this annual event, which manifests that Taiwan’s innovative force has been recognized worldwide. What’s more important is that these winning technologies have been transferred to the industries with more than 90% of them transferred to international or domestic manufacturers. Furthermore, the technology development programs supported by the MOEA has been bringing in considerable industrial benefits and value and leading Taiwan’s industry to demonstrating its investment energy and thus generating innovative vitality. (Released 2021.10.26)