Taiwan represents a significant and strategic opportunity for WIN in realizing its ambition of becoming a global centre of excellence in Nanotechnology.  Taiwan is considered an international powerhouse in this area, with its government recognizing Nanotechnology as a top S&T priority, and investing in tools and infrastructure (such as the National Nanodevices Laboratory) in the nation’s top universities. As a result, these academic institutions have built up strong programs in fundamental nanoscience, advanced materials and nanodevices which can compete with the best in the world. 

The formal relationships between Taiwan institutions and WIN were initiated in 2010 with the signing of five collaborative agreements between WIN and National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University and Academia Sinica, arguably the top five research institutions in Taiwan. 

Memoranda of Understandings (MoU) between UW/WIN and academic institutions: 

  1. Agreement for Research Exchange and Collaboration with National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). Signed July 2010 for 5 years with an automatic 5-year renewal

  2. MoU with National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Signed 2010 with renewal signed in 2018 for a duration of 5 years

Recent Research Workshops between WIN and Taiwan in Nanotechnology: 

  1. The Third Reciprocal WIN-Taiwan Workshop was held at the University of Waterloo in August 2015, bringing together esteemed Taiwanese and WIN and reasearchers as well as other Canadian researchers from neighboring universities and Dr Chung-Yuan MoU, former Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s National Science Council and Professor of Chemistry at NTU 

  2. The WIN-NCKU Workshop on Nanomedicine, Medical Imaging, and Electronic Devices was hosted by the University of Waterloo on August 28th 2018, with the delegation led by Professor In-Gann Chen, Director for Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology (CMNST) accompanied by Professor Dar-Bin Shieh from the Institute for Oral Medicine and Deputy Minister of the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)