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Deep & Far Newsletter 2024 ©
Apr (1)

Taiwan IP Updates  V Apr 2024

By Lyndon 

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Science and Technology Advisory Board Meets in Taiwan

After a 12-year hiatus, a meeting of a high-level science and technology advisory board was held in Taipei in early December, 2023.  The Executive Yuan Science and Technology Advisory Board Meeting was held over three days, convening top scientists and industry leaders to offer advice on a path forward for Taiwan’s technology development over the next ten years.  The conference will focus on two main themes.  One is green technologies amid the global effort to move toward carbon neutrality, and the other is the possible mutual enhancement between artificial intelligence (AI) and the semiconductor industry.  The advisers consist of leading figures from academia and the private sectors who have in-depth knowledge of Taiwan’s industries and supply chains and how they are being affected by various geopolitical strains.  It is expected that the meeting will come up with both mid-term and long-term development strategies to guide Taiwan on the path to maintain its top-notch technical capabilities.  President Tsai, who will leave office in May 2024, gave a speech announcing that the country will invest NT300 billion in a chip-driven industrial innovation plan that will look at ways to combine generative AI with Taiwan’s semiconductor development.  Also, for the development of green technologies, the government will mobilize the resources of different ministries, academia, industry, and civil groups to push for technologies that can help Taiwan achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  The Executive Yuan Science and Technology Advisory Board meeting was first convened in 1980 and was held 31 times up to 2011.  The revived grouping is expected to meet annually in the future.

 

 

 

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