The newly-formed ASUS-National Taiwan University (NTU) Joint Research Center will combine talents from the business and academic sectors to build future leaders in smart technology.
With research and development funding of more than US$3.5 million, the centre will focus on areas such as advanced electromagnetics, next-generation computers, IoT, and artificial intelligence.
“Combining the innovation capabilities of ASUS with the solid academic research foundations of NTU, we are setting a new standard for industry-academia collaboration while bringing Taiwan’s R&D capabilities to greater heights on the international stage,” said Jonney Shih, Chairman of ASUS.
“We look forward to seeing more interactions between our faculty members, students and industry leaders, as well as to demonstrating the academic capabilities of NTU,” said Chung-Ming Kuan, President of NTU.
Under this collaboration, ASUS will be consolidating R&D resources across departments and rallying the research and application capabilities of seven NTU departments plus National Taiwan University Hospital.
The technology company will also be passing on its enterprise experience, giving back to academia, and cultivating a new generation of R&D talent.
Besides ASUS, the centre will also be subsidised by the Academia-Industry Research Center from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology.