International Seminar on Interdisciplinary Applications of Innovative Green Materials 2016
Organization: Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA Publish Date: 2016-11-22 10:09
The International Seminar on Interdisciplinary Applications of Innovative Green Materials 2016 was held by Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs on November 11. Several scholars from Stanford University were invited to be keynote speakers and to share their expertise on advanced polymer interdisciplinary applications in sustainable energy, biomedicine, and circular economy (6R). The seminar concluded with proposed supports for innovative applications and directions for the 5 2 industrial innovation program, which will be served as the foundation for green materials innovation in Taiwan.
At present, the value of national chemical material industry output in Taiwan has reached NT$2 trillion. However, the issues of high raw material consumption, high energy consumption, and high pollution ratio were considered obstacles to the development of chemical material industry. In order to accelerate the high-value upgrade performance of national chemical industry and reach the goals of sustainable development sooner, it is necessary to expedite circular economy development, infuse new ideas, and import innovative thinking.
Eight important consensuses were reached after extensive discussions between Stanford University scholars and industrial delegates at the seminar, which would produce far-reaching influence on green material-developed technology and more creative form of international cooperation. In the future, the government will spare no efforts to encourage the high-value development of green material industry, to foster the combination of new technology, environment friendly materials and high-value renewable materials to help traditional chemical material industrial transformation. Also, the government will invest its energy to facilitate technical cooperation and international exchanges to create new momentum and business opportunities in Taiwan.