As awards roll in, MOE to help inspire even more inventions, designs
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Deputy Education Minister Chen Teh-hua recently met with representatives of students and teachers who have won medals at several major international invention and new product expositions.
August 26, 2013, 11:18 am TWN
Chen said the outstanding performances of the inventors and designers is a testament to the government's efforts to encourage innovation in Taiwan's knowledge-based economy.
He said the Ministry of Education (MOE) will continue efforts to provide incentives to help cultivate more creative talents for enterprises. In addition the ministry will assist inventors in monetizing their creations.
According to MOE statistics, Taiwanese inventors and designers captured 103 gold medals, 111 silver medals and 11 bronzes at the 2013 ITEX international invention exhibition held in Malaysia.
They also grabbed 37 gold medals and 33 silver medals at the 2013 Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At the 2012 invention show held in the South Korean capital Seoul, the winning tallies included 42 golds, 53 silvers and 30 bronzes. Taiwanese were also awarded another nine special awards.
Entries from Taiwan also won 34 gold medals, 49 silvers and 14 bronzes at the 2013 exhibition in Geneva.
Chen pointed out that both the volume and quality of Taiwan inventions have improved significantly year after year.
He encouraged teachers and students in Taiwan to continue their research efforts and upgrade invention capability to advance convenience for the society with greater values added to their creations.