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Introduction

Brief introduction of the Office of Research and Development

The University set up the Committee of Research and Development in 1989, it was the predecessor of the Office of Research and Development, since research works of the University become increasingly complicated and extensive, in order to coordinate the overall development of National Chiao Tung University and improve service performance, therefore, the Committee of Research and Development was reorganized into the Office of Research and Development in 1996, it was responsible for planning and promoting academic research and development strategy of all University, integrating research resources, strengthening research infrastructure, improving cooperation motivation of Academia-Industry-Research and expanding the effectiveness of intellectual property patents, entrepreneurship incubation.

The Office currently sets up two divisions of the Division of Research and Planning and the Division of Project Management. The Division of Research and Planning is in charge of establishing indexes and rewards affairs of research & development results of University teachers, and promotion and supporting of research & development motivation of University students. The Division of Project Management is in charge of affairs related to research projects of the University and research awards of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

In addition, the Office has set the Center for Academia and Industry Collaboration, the Center for Multidisciplinary Research and the Center for Advanced Instrumentation. The Center for Academia and Industry Collaboration is in charge of patent management, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship incubation and promotion and collaboration of academia and industry projects of the University; the Center for Multidisciplinary Research is in charge of establishment and rewards related matters of university-level and college-level research centers of the University; major missions of the Center for Advanced Instrumentation are integrating intramural precision instruments and equipment, using effectively the precious instruments resources which are subsidized by the Ministry of Science and Technology to serve all universities and research institutes.