Ministry of ScienceTechnologys RAISE Program: Advancing IndustriesHelping Doctorate Holders Reach their Goals
Announcement Ministry of ScienceTechnologys RAISE Program: Advancing IndustriesHelping Doctorate Holders Reach their Goals
The Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Rebuild After PhD’s Industrial Skill and Expertise Program (“RAISE Program”) to involve PhD-level talents in industrial innovation, prompting them to use academic knowledge and advance key domestic industrial development. A manifold platform was established to provide practical value-added training for doctorate holders and guide talents into industries, with the hopes that these talents can make full use of their skills once they set the right goals, and enhance Taiwan’s industrial competitiveness.

The first phase in 2018 involved 19 training units and 237 partners who jointly trained 357 doctorate holders, and with a matchmaking rate of 74%, succeeded in finding jobs for 265 of them, thus helping to integrate doctorate holders into the industries. The RAISE program headed into its second phase this year. 22 training units and 299 partners trained a total of 369 doctorate holders. The scope of training was expanded to include fields such as FinTech and smart transportation, finding new applications for technological innovation in industries and life.
The first phase cultivated numerous prodigies, such as doctorate holder Yang Cheng-Xun. Graduated from the College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, his startup passion was ignited with help from the RAISE program and training units. What’s most important is how he built a contact network across industries and expanded his views. He also had the chance to meet doctorate holders with entirely different backgrounds, all potential partners as he ventured into entrepreneurship. Yang commented how departing from the academia marked a new beginning. Countless challenges and trials awaited as he embarked to become CEO of a startup, but he was propelled by enthusiasm to see what new possibilities innovative technology could bring to century-old Chinese medicine, and to share his discoveries with the public.

Liang Rui-Yue and Yang Chang-Huan shared how the RAISE program as a platform built a bridge between industry and academia, enabling doctorate holders to face industrial practicality and its rapid changes with academic empiricism. By unearthing hidden talents, the RAISE Program has become an important benefactor for doctorate holders.

After getting a Master’s degree in Taiwan, Zhang Yi-Pin pursued a doctorate at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University in Germany, and went on to become a visiting scholar of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. After returning to Taiwan, Zhang had the opportunity to join the RAISE Program, and currently serves as director of CAM 193. She realized amid the training how talents in humanities were best at coping with high requirements in terms of planning and communication, and what a great contribution they could make to the cultural assets industry.

As a platform for industry academia collaboration that allows scholars to find a field in which they can perform best, RAISE Program is crucial to enhance Taiwanese industrial competitiveness and attain international standards.

Yang Cheng-Xun sharing his experience during RAISE Program’s general training course

Yang Chang-Huan (left), Liang Rui-Yue (right) and Lin Po-Cheng, CTO of GWOXI (center)
11th Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer Research in 2018

Zhang Yi-Pin sharing her experience during RAISE Program’s training closing ceremony