The Ministry of Science and Technology says it will strengthen cooperation with France. That’s the word from deputy science minister Tsou Yu-han on Friday. Tsou was speaking at a ceremony aimed at demonstrating the fruits of ties between the two sides.
Twenty years ago, Taiwan and France jointly introduced a science and technology award. The ministry has worked with the French National Research Agency for over a decade.
Tsou said France has the closest academic cooperation with Taiwan among European countries, with over 100 cooperation projects and personnel exchanges each year.
“The cooperation between Taiwan and France covers all fields and is not limited to artificial intelligence. The [cooperation] is open to distinguished researchers and scholars, as well as young scientists. Those with a PhD can conduct exchange visits, [attend] workshops and join research [projects]. There will be a program called TTA or Taiwan Tech Arena. Also, another new program that links industry to academic circles will be in place," said Tsou.
The director of the French Office in Taipei, Benoit Guidee, said the two sides have cooperation in AI and the Internet of Things (IoT). He hopes to seek cooperation on climate change and environmental protection as well.