ITRI developed three out of Taiwan’s eight 2021 R&D 100 winning technologies.
ITRI has won three R&D 100 Awards this year with its Software-defined Augmented Robot Joint (SARJ), 3D Printing Biomimetic Materials and Structures for Tissue Integration (BioMS-Ti), and Ubiquitous Water Wand (UWAW). This marks the 14th consecutive year that ITRI has received the honor of R&D 100 Awards.
According to Paul J. Heney, VP and Editorial Director for R&D World, this year’s R&D 100 Awards saw a huge increase in the number of submissions, thus winning in 2021 was much tougher than in previous years. “We’ve seen much impact in the industries from national laboratories’ innovations, and that is one of the things that the R&D 100 Awards is designed to celebrate - inventions that change the world for the better,” said Mr. Heney. “ITRI is clearly a major player in this area and a huge resource of Taiwan’s industrial communities.”
“The R&D 100 Awards serve as one of the most prestigious innovation award programs in the world,” said ITRI President Edwin Liu. “Taiwan has eight awards this year, the highest number from Asian participants, and ITRI has won three of these against the strong competition. ITRI is home to 46 of these winning technologies for the past 14 years. This demonstrates that ITRI’s research and innovation capabilities are on par with leading global innovators.” Dr. Liu added that ITRI’s three winners this year are breakthrough tech solutions that address market needs. For instance, SARJ upgrades industries with smart manufacturing capability, the BioMS-Ti implants provide innovative bone materials to fix fractures and ligament damage, and the UWAW allows clean, drinkable water to be collected from the air for people in arid climates. ITRI will continue to develop market-oriented R&D results and explore new opportunities for industries.
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