NAR labs is been established in 2003. It is been created to make a new era for development of national laboratories in Taiwan. For the innovation ecosystem, NARLabs will serve as a platform to align upstream and downstream segments along the Research and Development continuum, which will be one of the crucial aspects in Taiwan's S&T transformation process. In this connection, the pressing task for the NARLabs is to augment the “translation” function and maximize its roles in elected projects of various fields with potentials for success. For example, the establishment of platforms of next-generation smart electronics and experimental biological materials is to elevate the development potentials in Taiwan's information and communication technology and bio-technology industries. Nonetheless, the related connection and integration shall proceed with the formulation of complementary measures and implementation of performance management so to meet the future needs in developing the country's innovative Research and Development programs and economic system.
The Research and Development platform established by NARLabs carries the mission of creating social benefits and values. In a time when individual technologies can no longer meet future needs of society and industry in a fast-changing economic context, we have to take advantage of the established research capacity as a platform to collaborate with Taiwan's outstanding multidisciplinary research teams in fostering various Research and Development initiatives that are forward-looking and challenging as well as of social value.