Minister Chen Liangji of the Ministry of Science and Technology visited Boston, USA to promote innovation and entrepreneurship

Minister Chen led a delegation to Boston to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship. The

Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liangji led a delegation to arrive in Boston, USA on July 17, 2019. He was hosted by Director Xu Youdian of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston for a twoandahalfday visit.

The most important thing in this trip is to visit the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I hope that our government will cooperate with the government and private departments such as the Japanese Consulate General, Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston, German Accelerator, Swissnex Boston and the Danish Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The organization strengthens the chain of entrepreneurial resources between Taiwan and Boston through Boston's thriving innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Minister Chen said: The hightech, biotechnology and newcreative companies in New England are booming. The Ministry of Science and Technology considers the importance and necessity of developing biotechnology and technology innovation. In December 2018, the Boston Science and Technology Group was formally established. The most important job is to strengthen the substantive exchanges and cooperation with the startups and higher education institutions, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Three major purposes for visiting: Innovative Entrepreneurship, Cooperation in Higher Education and Research Institutions, and Talent Exchange to Cultivate

Minister Chen to come to Boston. In addition to inspecting the promotion of the newly established technology group business, the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship and cooperation with higher education institutions and talents Communication cultivation is also the focus of the study.

In terms of innovation and entrepreneurship, in addition to visiting CIC, they also visited the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Techstars Boston, Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in Boston, and the Massachusetts Department of Technology, Innovation and Enterprise, Damon Cox and the Department of Commerce. Chang Nam Pham exchanges views. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is the leading unit in the life sciences ecosystem in Massachusetts, with partners including the Massachusetts government, business partners, academic institutions, and trade promotion agencies. Massachusetts leads the nation in the commercialization of scientific research results; Techstars and CTA currently have substantial cooperation with Taiwan Tech Arena in Taipei's Little Dome for innovation and entrepreneurship; majors in Massachusetts Technology, Innovation and Corporate and Business Offices The work department supports Mazhou science and technology innovation to promote economic development, making the Greater Boston area's technology innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, including talent, capital, technology, market and other aspects, more active, and the role played by the Ministry of Science and Technology is very similar.

In the field of higher education institutions, Minister Chen visited the MIT Media Lab City Science Laboratory, an industryuniversity cooperation program, and the City Science Laboratory aims to use technology (robot, smart city, artificial intelligence, big data, Encryption technology...) Dedicated to improving the quality of life of people who work and live in big cities, and hope to cooperate with the industry and industry of City Science Laboratory in the future, including sending students to the lab for internships and importing MIT resources into China. Driving research and field.

In terms of talent exchange, Minister Chen held a special symposium on the overall conception of talent cultivation in the Ministry of Science and Technology in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston. In addition to introducing the major policies promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, he also shared the overall inbound and outbound with local scholars and students. Talent cultivation policies, including the Doctoral Innovation Star (LEAP) Program, the Overseas Talent Bridging Program (LIFT) Program, the Maxima Project, the Longmen Project, the Einstein Project, the Columbus Project, the Shackleton Project... At the same time, it emphasizes the cultivation of talents and then through the establishment of a network to let everyone exchange and share information, and work together for Taiwan's scientific research and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Exchange of views with Damon Cox, Director of Massachusetts Technology, Innovation and Enterprise, and Nam Pham, Director of the Department of Commerce (Left 6: Damon Cox, Director of Massachusetts Technology, Innovation and Enterprise Office; Left 7: Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liangji; Left 8: Nam Pham, Director of the Massachusetts Department of Commerce; Left 9: Xu Youdian, Director of the Boston Economic and Cultural Office

Chen Liang, Minister of Science and Technology, held a symposium on the overall conception of talent cultivation in the Ministry of Science and Technology based on the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.

Source: Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C