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MOST GLORIA initiative to boost industry-academia cooperation
Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that its Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) initiative aims to promote industry-academia cooperation with estimated R&D investment of NT$130 million (US$4.1 million).

Under the promotion, National Taipei University of Technology will cooperate with Casetek Holdings and Walsin Technology; National Taiwan University of Science and Technology with Aaeon Technology; Taipei Medical University with Wel-Bloom Bio-Tech; and Feng Chia University with Gain-How Printing, MOST said.

GLORIA has also successfully prompted Qualcomm to cooperate with National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University in R&D and talent training, MOST noted.

With a 4-year budget of NT$2.4 billion, MOST began to implement the GLORIA initiative to boost R&D cooperation between local universities and local or international enterprises in 2016.

As of the end of April 2019, there were 18 alliances with 339 members established under GLORIA. GLORIA had attracted total investment of over NT$1.0 billion in cooperative R&D by participating enterprises and trained more than 3,300 experts, said MOST.

GLORIA has incubated 48 startup businesses which are in international cooperation with enterprises or academic organizations in the US, Vietnam and Malaysia, MOST said.

MOST is showcasing GLORIA achievements at Computex Taipei 2019.

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