Innovation Center for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE)
The main purpose of this proposal is to set-up the “Innovation Center for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE)” headquarter and branch at UTMand UniMAP, respectively, through the integrated research and international cooperation between Taiwan and Malaysia on the 2important cutting-edge research fields, which are “clean water” and “sustainable energy”. We aim to achieve the technological innovation, cultivate local talents, technological internationalization and environmental sustainability.With the strategic geographical location, excellent research skills and capabilities, and high international competitiveness, NTHU will be able to spread/transfer its innovative technologies relating to nanomaterials, clean water and sustainable energy to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East countries, and even to New Zealand and Australia through the Overseas Innovation Research Center. It will not only establish the talents database in the Southeast Asia and South Asia regions, but also initiate the bilateral or multilateral academic exchanges. At the same time, to promote international academic cooperation and industrial upgrading. We strongly hope that the key materials and novel technologies used relating to water treatments and sustainable energy from Taiwan will be deeply cultivated in the Southeast Asia and South Asia regions. At the same time, using the dynamic and flexible approaches to build the close relationship between Taiwan and Southeast Asia and South Asia countries in research and innovation will tremendously enhance Taiwan’s research capabilities and international visibility in these key areas. To achieve this goal, we select “Clean Water”, “Low Carbon Green Energy” and “Advanced Materials” as the core tecnologies of WISE Center. We do hope WISE will apply to the local and international research grants with the help of the members, in order to sustain the development of the WISE and to become overseas research hub for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, which will enhance Taiwan’s international competitiveness and global influence in the water-energy chain.