Office of Industry-Academia Collaboration
Responding to imperatives on research and development, Shih-Hsin University founded the Office of Industry-Academia Collaboration (OIAC) on August 1, 2016, to plan, integrate and execute cooperative development among college departments, government and industries. The OIAC’s inaugural head is Professor Hsu, Pi-Fang. The OIAC features three main areas: (1) Innovation & Business Incubation Center; (2) Industry-Academia Planning Division and Office for the University Social Responsibility (USR) Projects; and (3) Administrative Management Division. The OIAC builds on pre-existing cooperation between industries and academia, and anticipates expanding cross-sector exchanges.
Innovation & Business Incubation Center
The Innovation & Business Incubation Center (IBIC) aims at maintaining supports from government and private sectors to promote faculty and student entrepreneurship. It also showcases research achievements to industries and integrates academic resources for industries and professionals via technical information and administrative support. The constant interaction between SHU and industries will produce new technologies, enhance the competitiveness of academically-driven entrepreneurship, and create more opportunities for industrial-academic cooperation.
Industry-Academia Planning Division
The Industry-Academia Planning Division (IAPD) integrates college-wide resources to facilitate and reinforce industrial-academic cooperation. IAPD also plans and executes professional training projects for industries. By taking advantage of current resources, the IAPD’s mission is to maintain projects from the government and private sectors and extend social services by offering executive master’s programs or other training courses to professionals. The IAPD assists SHU’s teaching and research center to coordinate promotion, execution and management for industrial-academic cooperation.
Administrative Management Division
The Administrative Management Division (AMD) provides a wide range of administrative and managerial supports for industrial-academic cooperation projects by offering various faculty consulting services, including patent management, technology transfer, intellectual property management, and startup facilitation. The AMD assists faculty members with grant writing, and faculty project proposals. It carries out educational programs and workshops commissioned by industries, government, and/or academia. With the help of industrial-academic cooperation projects, the AMD also encourages faculty to execute researches and develop innovations able to optimize the industrial performance.