Minister Chen Liangji of the Ministry of Science and Technology led a delegation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on July 16, 2008. "2019 Taiwan-US Bilateral Science and Technology Cooperation Conference" to discuss future cooperation directions and mechanisms to promote and strengthen bilateral scientific and technological cooperation between Taiwan and the United States. During the meeting, Minister Chen also held high-level talks with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The US side is very positive about the current status and achievements of Taiwan-US science and technology cooperation. I hope to continue to expand the scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.
Minister Chen and Vice President of NIH Dr. Michael Gottesman co-chaired the opening ceremony of the bilateral cooperation meeting. Dr. Gottesman mentioned that there are currently 40 postdoctoral researchers from Taiwan at the NIH, and a total of 79 projects have been planned for bilateral cooperation. NIH attaches great importance to the cooperation plan with Taiwan and also praises the subsidy mechanism of the Longmen project to help promote international cooperation. Minister Chen said that Taiwan has advantages in the communications technology industry and hopes that the theme of joint cooperation can be extended to the research field of AI. Taiwan has a complete health insurance database, which can enhance mutual cooperation on this basis. The participants in China include Professor Qian Zongliang, Professor Wu Weijun, Director of Yangming University Lian Zhengzhang, Institute of Research Institute Xue Yiping, Professor Chen Zhicheng, Professor Chang Zhengbo of Chang Gung University, Professor Lai Xinzhi, Professor Huang Yanhua of Taipei Medical University, etc., discussing three cooperation issues for brain diseases. Treatment and research, stem cell and regenerative medicine and microbiology research and application, and accompanied by the Science and Technology Group of the United States representative office, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, the deputy dean of NIH, both sides believe that the future can be combined with AI to further cooperate with medical research. Seminars and encourage medical researchers to invest in new ventures.
After meeting with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Assistant Director Dr. Stephen Volz and senior executives of various departments, after the success of the launch of the Fuzhou 7 satellite in Taiwan and the United States in June (6), the two sides were in space. Exchanges with topics such as the ocean, and optimistic about the future satellite project cooperation.
In the afternoon, Minister Chen and other officials met with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Chairman Dr. France A. Cordova to discuss the successful performance of bilateral scientific and technological cooperation in the past, such as ALMA, EAPSI and the Event Vision Telescope (EHT) project. The director of Cordova personally briefed NSF on topics such as technology research and development, budget, project subsidy and 10 Big Ideas mentioned in the project and exchanged opinions. In the future, he will continue to cooperate on possible scientific and technological issues. The NSF officials attending the meeting also shared the progress of bilateral cooperation in the field of earth sciences, and hoped to jointly promote international talent exchange, and use the information of Fuwei 5 and Fuwei 7 satellites to conduct research on long-term climate change. Minister Chen said that the Ministry of Science and Technology attaches great importance to recruiting and cultivating scientific and technological talents, promotes the Columbus project to explore the unknown, establishes an international cooperation team, and recently promotes the "Overseas Talent Bridging Solution", by establishing a talent network platform to facilitate the return of overseas scholars. And come to Taiwan for employment development. Minister Chen also shared Taiwan's practice of promoting academic transformation and transformation of academic excellence in order to shorten the gap in learning. The two sides had a good time to talk and agreed to hold a bilateral cooperation meeting in NSF again in September to discuss the detailed planning of the specific cooperation plan.
After the close visits and the talks of the whole day, Ambassador Gao Shuotai, the representative office of the United States, personally hosted Minister Chen and all the members to visit the Double Oak Park and dinner, and the representatives of science and technology, academics, industry, overseas Chinese and technology in the Greater Washington area. The PhD Innovation Star (LEAP) program has many exchanges, and Chen has long been working together to promote Taiwan-US science and technology cooperation.
Source: Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C