The Czech delegation visited Industrial Research Institute (ITRI) in Hsinchu to learn more about ITRI’s accomplishments in biomedical and pandemic prevention technologies, such as the iPMx Molecular Rapid Test System for COVID-19 virus detection, which can generate results in less than an hour, and production of ventilators within 17 days.
ITRI, the largest applied research organization in Taiwan, has played an important role in driving Taiwan’s economic growth for the past 47 years. The institute conducts market-oriented research, acts as a bridge between Taiwan and international communities, and works with government research entities to support industrial transformation.
The dialogue with the Czech Republic started in 2013 with the support of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, followed by more than ten visits between both sides. In 2017, ITRI signed an MoU with the Czech Academy of Sciences to establish a research collaboration platform.