Dr. Shaw-Jenq Sean Tsai, Chair Professor of the Department of Physiology at National Cheng Kung University, was awarded by the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) for the 2020 Fuller W. Bazer SSR International Scientist Award (Fuller W. Bazer Award).
National Cheng Kung University PhD student Cai Yun-Zhan (蔡昀展) was announced as the recipient of the Google PhD Fellowship Program in System and Networking. Recipients of this fellowship are offered a one-year Fellowship award of 10,000 U.S. dollars (around 300,000 TWD) and a connection to a Google Research Mentor. This is the first time for this fellowship to be awarded to scholars in Taiwan.
Innovation lies in the heart of academia, and universities generate high-quality, intellectual property on a large scale. However, commercial translation of this intellectual property has been poor, particularly in the medical device sector. It is critical to address this issue to ensure that innovation from research institutes can fulfil its potential and progresses to impact the society. The NCKU Overseas Hub in Malaysia hosted a forum webinar on October 1st, 2020, on the topic of “Crossing the Valley of Death: Opportunities for Medical Device Innovation” to tackle these issues with practical advice from the distinguished panellists.