"Forms a Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) Centered on Universities"
Focuses on Advanced Technology Fields
Builds Industry-University-Institute Platforms for Linking Taiwan with the Global Market
Provides Industries with Talents and Scientific Research Services
This project aims to form global research and industry alliances that are centered on universities. Alliances in this project focus on advanced technology fields to build industry-university-research platforms for linking Taiwan with the global market and to provide industries with talents and scientific research services.
By forming alliances within four years, we expect to bring in aninvestment of NT$ 4 billion in the academia by more than 200 representative domestic and global enterprises. With the investment, benefited universities could contribute their advanced knowledge and technologies to the industries, cultivate more than 4,000 talents to meet the industries' needs, and further enhance their overall research strengths.
Our alliances establish mechanisms for attracting funds from domestic and global enterprises as members into the universities, and offer members different services depending on their membership levels.
Lifting the Universities' Restrictions on Salary
We lift the restrictions on salary for the staff in our alliances. Chief executive officers in our alliances could receive a monthly salary up to NT$300,000. By doing so, we expect to attract experienced experts and professionals from the industries and venture capital enterprises to serve in universities.
Performance-Oriented Reward System
The industrial liaison centers (ILCs) in our alliances will establish incentive and rewarding mechanisms for their staff. These mechanisms are expected to form a sound cycle to encourage the staff to fully engage in their jobs and thus actively promote the research and development results.
Independent Operation
The annual number of members in each alliance is required to be at least 10, one of which is required to be international enterprise. The minimum annual membership fee for domestic members is NT$200,000, for global members is US$30,000, and for golden members is US$200,000.
With membership fees and university-industry cooperation incomes, allied universities are expected to operate independently. Subsidies from the government to these universities will thus progressively decrease each year, and the duration of subsidy will last no more than two periods (three years for one period). The maximum amount of annual subsidy for a university is NT$ 80 million. To connect the innovative research strengths of domestic universities and enterprises to the global industry supply chain, the Ministry of Science and Technology encourages universities to ally with domestic and global enterprises to form a foresighted Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA). Through cooperating with domestic and global enterprises and thus bringing resources from the industries into the academia, GLORIA could create an innovative ecosystem across disciplines and enable the universities to achievemultiple effects based on their research achievements. 
Global Research and Industry Alliances are formed centering on universities.
Operation Mechanism
The formation of each alliances centered on universities. The alliance could be formed by one university or multiple universities. Cross-universities collaboration allows the mutual cooperation among the top research teams in different universities, the integration of research and development capabilities in the academia, the creation of large-scaled economy based on technology research and development, and the development of foresighted technologies.
In addition, alliances also establish their own industrial liaison center (ILC) to serve as the one-stop service center. The ILCs recruit experienced experts and professionals from the industries and venture capital enterprises as their industry contact specialists. The specialists are responsible for the matchmaking between universities' research and development capacities and industries' needs, in order to facilitate industry-university-institute cooperation, talent matchmaking, new venture development, and industry upgrading.
By cooperating with international enterprises and cultivating highly-skilled talents, the alliances are capable of bridging the domestic universities, institutes and industries with the world, and thus establishing a mechanism to achieve self-sufficiency.
The formation of each allianceis centered on universities.
Service—Diverse Fields
The Ministry of Science and Technology launches the Global Research and Industry Alliance Project to developand strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation between domestic research results of universities and global enterprises, and to provide the industries with advanced technologies and excellent talents in Artificial Intelligence, Semiconductor, Green Energy, Smart Machinery, Biotechnology & Medicine, Financial Technology, Intelligent Agriculture, etc. The alliances offer their members customized services and function as great platforms for linking domestic and global enterprises with universities and institutes.