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Symposium on Innovation and Application of Intelligent Machinery in Taiwan held in Osaka enhances Taiwan‒Japan Academic Exchanges and Industrial Technology Cooperation

Date: 12/31/2016

Symposium on Innovation and Application of Intelligent Machinery in Taiwan held in Osaka enhances Taiwan‒Japan Academic Exchanges and Industrial Technology Cooperation

Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Osaka University jointly organized a Taiwan–Japan Symposium on Intelligent Machinery Innovation and Applications, held on November 28, 2016. Five scholars from Taiwan and five scholars from Japan, all experts in their field, were invited to give presentations on specialist topics and discuss them further with those present. Approximately 70 people from academic and industry circles in Taiwan and in Japan participated in the symposium.
Dr. Tsai Mi-Ching, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and Dr. Yeh Jer-Liang, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology of the Executive Yuan, led a delegation of 16 scholars and experts from Taiwan, which included Dr. Fong Zhang-Hua, President of National Chung Cheng University.
Five Japanese experts and scholars, led by Professor Nakatani Kazuhiko, Head of the Nakatani Lab at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University and including Professor Aiyama Yasumichi from Tsukuba University, one of Japan’s oldest national universities, and Iwata Kenji from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology gave presentations, and the two sides engaged in lively, fruitful discussion.
Chen Shin-Yang, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka, spoke at the symposium, pointed out that both Taiwan and Japan are now promoting economic structural reform and associated innovative projects, and in view of this fact, Taiwan’s new government is promoting a Five Major Innovative Industries initiative, and these include the smart machinery innovation industry sector.
He expressed his hope that this symposium would increase mutual understanding and boost exchanges between Taiwan and Japan that in turn would help establish more substantial close cooperative partnerships. He gave a commitment that the TECO Office personnel in Osaka would do their best to provide comprehensive consultation and services to facilitate bilateral exchanges of information, personnel visits, and institutional cooperation, and to continue to deepen exchanges, and promote Taiwan-Japan relations. These practical interactions serve as a driving force boosting the all-round development of relations between Taiwan and Japan,
After the full day of presentations and discussion, all the participants enjoyed a convivial evening together, further exchanging ideas and expressing hopes for future interaction.
After the symposium, the Taiwanese delegation spent two days, November 29 and 30, visiting Osaka University and Professor Ishiguro Hiroshi’s Intelligent Robotics Laboratory there, Kansai Science City, and Panasonic’s Advanced Technology Division in Keihanna to enhance exchanges between Taiwan and Japan and discuss possibilities for further cooperation. The delegation then went on to Tokyo to continue its visit.

Photo: Dr. Tsai Mi-Ching, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, speaking at the Symposium on Innovation and Application of Intelligent Machinery in Taiwan about prospects for future cooperation.