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STPI Joined Hsinchu Science Park Delegation to Participate in the 22nd ASPA Annual Conference


Dr. Kuo-Ming Chien of STPI joined Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park Bureau delegation to participate in the 22nd ASPA Annual Conference as well as the 35th ASPA Board of Directors Meeting held in Vladivostok, Russia.  During the meeting, Dr. Yeong-Junaq Wang, the Director General of Hsinchu Science Park Bureau was elected as the new President of ASPA Board of Directors and his term will begin as soon as the Annual Conference is closed.  This is the first time a Taiwanese government official ever played a leading role in science-park related international organizations.  In the meanwhile, the ASPA Board of Directors also announced that the 23rd Annual Conference will be held in Taiwan in 2019.


Another highlight in the Annual Conference took place in the awarding ceremony.  Medimaging Integrated Solution Inc. (MiiS) recommended by Hsinchu Science Park Bureau won the ASPA Awards 2018 Grand Prize.  In addition, ACRO Biomedical recommended by Southern Taiwan Science Park won the ASPA Awards 2018 Excellence Prize.


Dr. Kuo-Ming Chien is the principal investigator of “The planning and promotion of strengthening innovative industry-academia collaboration and science parks in Taiwan” project contracted by Ministry of Science and Technology.  The project aims to conduct research in the academic-industry cooperation and innovative development of science parks in Taiwan.