Finding Research Gems for Cooperation -A Pilot Study about LED Technologies to Bridge ChinaÂ’s Universities and TaiwanÂ’s Industries
|Jui-Chu Lin1, Chien-Te Fan3, Wei-Nien Su 2, Szu-Yuan Yang4
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As the political tension between Taiwan and China eases, R&D capability of Chinese research institutions have gained more attention. By statistics, the patent application from Chinese universities has surpassed public research organization during the same period of time. This study ascertains how academic achievements in China can be strategically introduced to Taiwan. The research methodology consists of a case study of cross-strait LED industries, bibliometric analysis of journal publications and patent counts from five selected universities to identify suitable partners and technologies for future cooperation. In addition, legal viewpoints are also proposed as the reference of IP management and strategic planning. Three models of cooperation are suggested to accommodate different natures of internal R&D in Taiwanese counterparts: joint R & D, a center-satellite system, and research outsourcing. The study unearths academic intelligence of LED in China, and considers what Taiwan, a close neighbor and partner of China, can do about in the fierce global competition. This pilot study offers a scientific approach in decision-making and can be further extended to many other fields of interests.