290 Domestic & International Corporations Joined, GLORIA Has Delivered 2018 Fruitful Results
Hot News 290 Domestic & International Corporations Joined, GLORIA Has Delivered 2018 Fruitful Results

Since September 2017, the Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) has built the team of academia-industry collaboration, releasing progressive research energy for the industry, encouraging universities to form alliances with domestic and international leading corporations. GLORIA has become the best platform for cooperation between Taiwan's industry, academia, and global enterprises. It has created an innovative ecosystem that allows Taiwan universities’ research to discover, develop, promote, and commercialize science and technology.

Starting from the beginning of the project to the end of December 2018, GLORIA has formed an alliance of 18 universities, such as National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chengchi University, National Central University, National Sun Yat-sen University, National Chung Hsing University, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei Medical University, China Medical University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Feng Chia University, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Formosa University, Far East University. The overall outcome that GLORIA has achieved for the past year: 290 domestic and international enterprise members joined; membership income approached nearly 100 million NTD; more than 6.3 billion NTD investment brought in from the industry; 2,552 talents cultivated, and 787 employed persons measured.
In order to connect international corporations resources, GLORIA has built strategic cooperative networks across Europe, the United States, and Asia, including National Chung Hsing University’ branch offices in North America and Vietnam;  National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s residential industrial liaison experts in Israel and Japan.  Moreover, many domestic and foreign corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Thomson Reuters, Kneron, Qisda, ASE Group, Quanta Computer, and other international companies have joined to work with the alliances of GLORIA. The purpose is to explore new business opportunities for cooperation, connect global networks, and access to business information and resources. GLORIA has developed an effective model for bilateral collaborations between Taiwan and global corporations to catch up to the world trend.
The establishment of GLORIA not only deeply explores the research and development energy of the universities, but also continuously condensing Taiwan industry-university cooperation strengths. For example, GLORIA National Hsing Hua University has involved in professor's technical assistance to upgrade products on waste disposal procedure to save 30 million NTD for SEIEM, an electronic company. And it also brought over 35 million NTD profits additionally to further university-industry collaboration. In integrating cross research unit to attract international investment, GLORIA National Chengchi University generated leads from Taiwan Financial Services Roundtable to collaborate with IBM, REFINITIV, Microsoft, Industrial Technology Research Institute to establish 6 laboratories for assisting with commercialization of FinTech innovations. As in consultancy and advisory services on early stage businesses for expanding new markets, GLORIA National Chiao Tung University provided customized services and research resources for the industry, and also attracted highly potential startups with cutting-edge technology in AI, AR/VR, IoT to join the alliance. GLORIA has played a key role as a business liaison to help connect large corporations and accelerate the growth of startup companies.
To summarize the outcome for the past year, GLORIA has established a leading indicator as in introducing industrial resources to the academia, bringing advanced research to the industry, and cultivating talents for the industry.
“We look forward to GLORIA playing a role as a compass for Qisda’s navigation, providing guidance for the alliance to explore innovative research results, developing a place where excellent research can be applied into industry, and keeping the interaction between academia and industry active with foresight." Chairman of Qsida, Peter Chen says.


To create an innovative ecosystem, GLORIA will continue to bring in business resources and cutting-edge technology to link Taiwan with international enterprises so that Taiwan can keep pace with the world trend.


To find out more of the outcome that GLORIA has achieved, please download GLORIA 2018 Annual Report: https://www.gloria.org.tw/gloria/uploads/edm/gloria_download_3.pdf