[休士頓科技組]07.16科技部陳良基部長訪休士頓  積極推動跨國科技合作及海外攬才

科技部陳良基部長訪休士頓  積極推動跨國科技合作及海外攬才

日期:2019年7月16日

科技部為加強臺美科技合作並與旅美學者及學人交流,科技部陳良基部長率團於7月13日至19日赴美國休士頓、紐約及波士頓訪問,7月13日深夜抵達休士頓後,14日出席德州臺灣人生物科技協會(Texas Taiwanese Biotechnology Association, TTBA)2019年研討會,15日拜訪德州大學安德森癌症中心、TMCx和德州醫學中心美國嬌生創新育成中心(JLABS@TMC)等當地生醫研究機構,並與當地院士、僑領及當地學人會談。

7月14日,科技部陳良基部長一行與駐休士頓辦事處陳家彥處長、何仁傑組長、科技組李君浩組長共同出席德州臺灣人生物科技協會2019年研討會,今年的主題著重於「以人工智慧加速生技醫療創新」,由陳部長進行開場致詞,介紹科技部在國內外之發展現況,與現場的年輕學人說明「年輕學者養成計畫」、「海外人才橋接方案(LIFT 2.0)」,以延攬國際優秀的科研人才回到臺灣產學界,其後由國家高速網路與計算中心林芳邦研究員介紹人工智慧在生醫上的應用。

7月15日,訪團前往德州大學安德森癌症中心(MD Anderson Cancer Center)舉辦座談會,由學術長Carin Hagberg、醫療執行主任Stephen M Hahn 接待,科技部莊偉哲司長、徐碩鴻司長及國網中心史曉斌主任簡報臺灣生醫科技之發展,並由德州大學安德森癌症中心人員Dr. Jennifer Wargo 與Dr. Andrew Futreal 介紹其發展現況,藉由此次座談會深化臺灣與德州大學安德森癌症中心之合作。德州大學安德森癌症中心為世界公認的權威的腫瘤專科醫院,多次被評為美國最佳癌症研究機構,2018年營業額高達46億美元。

訪團接著前往德州醫學中心新創中心之TMCx和德州醫學中心美國嬌生創新育成中心(JLABS@TMC),由新創策畫Albert Huang博士接待參訪。TMCx為新創公司加速器,運用德州醫學中心醫療體系的諮詢服務,提供各種課程,透過研討會和演講,指導新創公司改進並確定市場方向,以獲得投資人注意。JLABS@TMC發展的領域涵蓋醫材、製藥與健康產品,提供創業團隊所需要的資源,例教育訓練、資金、管理、行銷等,以協助新創團隊的發展。於此次拜會中,陳良基部長強調推動臺灣的醫療研發能力的重要性,並冀望日後能與TMCx及JLABS@TMC有合作的機會。

陳良基部長與旅美學者交流的活動中,與何英剛院士、洪明奇院士、朱經武院士暢談休士頓地區的科研發展及與臺灣之合作機會。為感謝當地僑領王敦正董事長、劉明剛董事長與方台生董事長以私人捐款及對應基金(matching funds)方式支持臺美合作培育臺灣新型態產業發展所需高階人才,陳部長特別頒發感謝狀表彰他們以具體行動支持臺美科技研究合作及人才培育計畫,並與僑領們會談討論未來可能合作之方向,期望能有更多海外僑領支持臺美科技合作。陳部長也與今年申請到愛因斯坦計畫之鄭梅君博士及哥倫布計畫之劉彥良博士面談,討論學人們申請計畫之歷程及對科技部計畫之建議,陳部長並親自向當地學人介紹「年輕學者養成計畫」、「海外人才橋接方案(LIFT 2.0)」等科技部攬才計畫,希望延攬國際優秀的科研人才回到臺灣產學界。

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【Press Release】

July 16, 2019

Minister Liang-Gee Chen visited Houston enhancing cooperation with R&D communities and promoting talents recruitment

Minister Chen and MOST delegation attended special session of TTBA 2019 Symposium and visited MD Anderson 
Minister Chen and delegation of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Taiwan and National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) arrived in Houston in the evening of July 13.

On July 14, they first joined the Special Session of 2019 Texas Taiwanese Biotechnology Association, TTBA Symposium and arranged a brief presentation by NARLabs on topics relevant to the main theme of the symposium namely “Accelerating the Innovation of Biomedicine by AI.” In the afternoon, Minister Chen and delegation members visit Johnson Space Center of NASA and the Applied Optoelectronics Inc. In the evening of July 14 Minister Chen presented certificates of appreciation to several scientific leaders in recognition of their supporting the research cooperation between Taiwan and the Southern United States and cultivating Taiwanese young professionals and talents. Minister Chen also took the opportunities to meet with overseas young scientists and encourage them to establish cooperative partnerships with counterparts in Taiwan. The Young Scholar Fellowship Program, including the Einstein Program and the Columbus Program as well as Leaders in Future Trends (LIFT 2.0) Program were introduced.

On July 15, Minister Chen visit MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted by Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Carin Hagberg and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Stephen M Hahn. The Delegation presented “Innovation and Development of Taiwan Biotechnology” by Dr. Woei-Jer Chuang, Director General for the Department of Life Sciences; “Semiconductor and Smart Machine Technologies for Biomedical Applications” by Dr. Shuo-Hung Hsu, Director General for the Department Engineering and Technology, and “TWCC: The Taiwan Supercomputer with Bio-Medical AI Applications” by Dr. Shepherd Shi, Director General, National Center for High Performance Computing (NCHC) of NARLabs. From MDA, there were presentations made by Dr. Jennifer Wargo from Department of Surgical Oncology and Dr. Andrew Futreal from Department of Genomic Medicine. The meetings proceeded smoothly and productively as both sides were interested in several topics, such as clinical trial, tissue bank, and AI applications.

Then, the delegation visited the TMCx and JLAB@TMC which are accelerators in Texas Medical Center (TMC). TMCx focus on the topics of medical device and health care. JLAB@TMC provides a platform for start-up companies. Minister Chen emphasized the importance of innovation for biomedical research in Taiwan and encouraged the collaboration between Taiwan and TMCx.

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科技部部長陳良基訪休士頓,積極推動跨國科技合作及海外攬才(資料來源:科技新報)

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