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MoU Signed Between ITRI and CSIR

ITRI and CSIR from India signed an MoU in October 2017.

ITRI and CSIR from India signed an MoU in October 2017.

ITRI and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s largest R&D organization, signed a memorandum of cooperation in October, hoping to expand bilateral technology-related interaction and cooperation. The agreement was signed by ITRI Executive Vice President Dr. Pei-Zen Chang and CSIR Director Dr. Anjan Ray, under the witness of R.O.C. Minister of Economic Affairs Jong-Chin Shen, ITRI Chairman Dr. Chih-Kung Lee, and India Taipei Association (ITA) Director General Sridharan Madhusudhanan.

ITRI Chairman Lee remarked that CSIR presently has about 17,000 employees and is ranked 84th among the world’s 4,851 research organizations, making it the only Indian institution in the top 100 of the rankings. India, he said, has abundant talent in systems and software technology, and this cooperation with CSIR will be of considerable benefit to ITRI in the integration of hardware and software. The signing of the agreement also opens the door for ITRI to engage in technology cooperation with the largest nation in South Asia, paving the way for a mutually beneficial partnership, he added.

ITA Director General Mr. Madhusudhanan expressed strong support for the bilateral cooperation. Meanwhile, CSIR Director Dr. Ray commented that ITRI is one of the world’s leading research institutions and is internationally renowned for its achievements in industrializing technology. He said CSIR has long eyed cooperation with ITRI, and after returning to India following a visit to ITRI in 2016 he sought to promote a partnership that would strengthen cooperation in talent and information exchanges, along with interaction among young entrepreneurs. He is optimistic about the synergistic possibilities created by the MoU.

ITRI Executive Vice President Dr. Chang stated that cooperation between the two institutions will enable ITRI to better pinpoint the technology and product needs associated with Indian government policy. The CSIR will then facilitate technology transfers and commercialization in collaboration with Taiwan companies, helping the latter to enter the Indian market. Also, the two sides will join hands in providing machinery, automation, environmental, energy, and health solutions to meet India’s local needs in water management and air quality monitoring, he said.