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Trends in Science and Research

Cooperation with Taiwan

Activities and exchanges in science and research have become one of the priorities

in the cooperation with Taiwan. For this reason, a new specialist responsible for

the enhancement of the science and technology cooperation, has started to work

this January at the Czech Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.

The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

and the Czech Science Foundation successfully cooperate with the Ministry of

Science and Technology (MOST) and jointly support the participation of scientists

and researchers in mobility projects. The

exchange of know-how and sharing of

best practices and working methods with

the best local universities and research

centres are the prerequisite for further development of cooperation and tangible


In recent years, the partnership with the

Industrial Technology Research Institute

(ITRI), which had produced many patents

and helped transform the island into the

innovation hub in Asia, has deepened.

Researchers from the Czech Academy of

special 2020 T + T Technika a trh

Sciences highly appreciate the opportunity

to acquire knowledge in a variety of fields

in this institute, ranging from green technologies and renewable resources to biomedicine and biotechnologies. Memorandum between the Institute of Physics

(CAS), ELI Beamlines and ITRI, signed in

May 2020, initiated the collaboration in

the radiotherapy and in the treatment of

cancer, and consequently represents one

of the successful achievements.

Bilateral projects focusing on applied

research, experimental development or

innovation, are also supported by the

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, MOST and the Ministry of Economic


During the existence of programs DELTA 1

and 2, a total of 15 bilateral projects were

funded. As regards this year´s DELTA Call,

the number of submitted project proposals

clearly demonstrates an upward trend. The

numerous awards have proved a high quality of those projects and their outputs.

For example, the jet air-weaving machine DIFA, which is the result of a partnership between VÚTS a.s. and the Taiwan

Textile Research Institute, received the

2019 R&D 100 Award for innovation

from R&D WORLD Magazine in the category of Mechanical/Materials. It is able to

produce 3D distance fabrics, widely used

in architecture, transportation, sport and

leisure activities, or in emergency medical