Israel- Taiwan: Science & Technology Cooperation

In our previous post here, we’ve shared the news on Taiwanese delegation visiting Israel led by ITRI’s (Taiwan’s largest and most important Industrial Research Institute) President Shyu Jyuo-min. We’ve attached a full interview with Mr. Shyu in which he was quoted saying “ITRI will focus its research and development on green energy and biotechnology”.

This blog keeps stressing these two mentioned above industries have the greatest potential for Israeli-Taiwanese cooperation. Hence, in his last visit to Taiwan (May 2011), Prof. Daniel Weihs, chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, said Taiwan was the best among the 15 countries that had signed a Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement with Israel in terms of the success of relationships built and papers published in several areas.

In the past few years, Scientists and academics from Taiwan and Israel have jointly worked in the areas of neuroscience, medical engineering, nanotechnology and medical devices. Future cooperation shall vary from marine sciences to algorithms for application in robotics.

Israel and Taiwan have recently granted mutual visa-waiver privilege to Taiwanese and Israeli passport holders.

Prof. Daniel Weihs, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Science, with Israeli Representative to Taiwan Simon Halperin and the Deputy Minister of the NSC with his team.

Photo by “Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei ” (ISECO).

Tightening the Israeli- Taiwanese Cooperation

MultiReach is working on bringing Taiwanese Investments and Israeli Technologies together, while focusing on CleanTech and BioTech industries. Therefore, we’re excited to witness a recent tightening in Israeli-Taiwanese Cooperation. Here’s a general introduction of two delegations scheduled to visit in Israel and Taiwan in coming month: A delegation of Taiwan’s largest and most important Industrial Research Institute – ITRI is expected to visit Israel in March. Leading the delegation is Institute president, Mr. Shyu Jyuo-min (See link to an interview with Mr. Shyu below). The state-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute has employs 5800 employees and researchers and plays an important role in spearheading the development of Taiwan’s high-tech industries. During the visit which is organized by Ministry of Industry in Taiwan in cooperation with The Israeli Export Institute, the delegation will meet Universities, Research Institutes and leading Israeli CleanTech companies. Main objective of the visit is examining and identifying possible collaboration between ITRI or other Taiwanese companies and Israeli research Institutes/companies.

Another delegation is Israeli Medical equipment delegation which will also leave to Taiwan in mid March. The delegation is organized by Israel Export Institute and shall include Israeli Medical Device companies, with established products, seeking distribution channels and strategic alliances in Taiwan. The delegation is expected to visit leading Taiwanese companies and private hospitals for meetings with Procurement managers / equipment vendors.

Read the full interview with ITRI President Shyu Jyuo-min to learn how Medical device and CleanTech are two areas with the greatest potential for Israeli Taiwanese cooperation.