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NCKU stands with Mitacs to fund innovation for COVID-19 solutions

April 20, 2020

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) works closely with Mitacs, a Canada-based not-for-profit organization, to support research collaboration between Taiwan and Canada in the combat of COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, NCKU and Mitacs team up to provide funding, connect expertise of researchers across the two countries, and bring together research collaboration opportunities.


NCKU established its partnership with Mitacs in 2019 and jointly promote academic and university-industry cooperation between Taiwan and Canada since then. Mitacs partners with over 65 universities, thousands of companies in Canada and abroad for 20 years, making it a leader in Canada’s innovation ecosystem and a good strategic partner for NCKU to promote international research collaboration. NCKU President Jenny Su praised the relationship as a milestone as the collaboration can not only strengthen research capability but also enhance industry-academic partnership, and establish and support high-growth enterprises.


To response to the global challenge, NCKU and Mitacs will align both organizations and their offerings to rapidly drive the development of solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.


NCKU and Mitacs will expand the effort to support graduate students, postdocs, and faculties in COVID-19 research projects through international collaboration. Through NCKU-Mitacs programs, Taiwanese researchers can collaborate with international partners in Canadian universities, companies, and not-for-profit organizations, expand their professional networks, and gain career experience. We also welcome Canadian researchers to join Taiwanese research projects through this program.



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