ECCT signs MoU with NTUT
The ECCT today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) to promote cooperation between the chamber and the university and provide internships for students and employment for graduates. At a ceremony held today, the MoU was signed by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and Dr Wang Sea-fue, President of NTUT. Read the full event report here.
At the signing ceremony, opening remarks were made by Chairman Izzo, President Wang Sea-fue and Dr Chiou Chyou-hueh, Director-General of the Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, under the Ministry of Science and Technology. In addition, introductory presentations were given by Chairman Izzo about the ECCT and by Dr Huang Sheng-tung, Dean of the Office of Industry-Academia Cooperation, about NTUT. The ceremony was also attended by Lee Chia-hwa, CEO of NTUT’s Office of Industry-Academia Cooperation and members of the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) Steering Committee, John Pien and Eric Yu.
In his speech, President Wang said that NTUT has strong energy-related research capabilities. In particular, NTUT’s New-Generation Research Center for Energy Conservation integrates the university’s ongoing work on green technologies in the residential, commercial and transportation sectors and promotes energy-saving technologies to help resolve national power-supply shortfalls and increase power-generation safety and stability. In addition, NTUT will soon open a dedicated energy research institute tasked with advancing energy-related research. The university’s labs are already working to develop testing and verification technologies for use in offshore-wind-turbine-project transportation and maintenance.
Wang reported that NTUT also began offering cross-disciplinary micro-courses on offshore wind power technology in September 2019. “These courses, taught in line with current industry needs, cover critical design, manufacturing, and operational topics that generate results and resources that are directly applicable to the further development and growth of Taiwan’s offshore wind energy sector,” he said.
In his opening remarks Chairman Izzo said that he looked forward to greater cooperation with NTUT given its status as one of the most prominent universities in Taiwan, working on relevant areas of technology research and because ECCT member companies are always looking for new talent.
In his remarks Director-General Chiou Chyou-hueh noted that the MOST subsidises cooperation between industry and academia and is closely involved with universities like NTUT. He said that the MOST welcomed the ECCT-NTUT MoU as a good opportunity for NTUT and ECCT members to jointly develop technology and business applications and said he hoped that many European companies would take advantage of this opportunity.