Industrial Technology Research Institute

ITRI – Taiwan

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. ITRI is a world-leading applied technology research institute with more than 6,000 outstanding employees. Its mission is to drive industrial development, create economic value, and enhance social well-being through technology R&D. Founded in 1973, it pioneered in IC development and started to nurture new tech ventures and deliver the products of its R&D program to industry. ITRI has set up and incubated companies such as TSMC, UMC, Taiwan Mask Corp., Epistar Corp., Mirle Automation Corp., and Taiwan Biomaterial Co.

In the area of Material, Chemical and Nanotechnology, ITRI collaborates with competitive industries in Taiwan to develop key materials and components in the field of electronics, optoelectronics and panel displays. ITRI also develops high-tech fibers and specialty chemicals to address the demand for the transformation of traditional textile and chemical industries to high value-added industries. ITRI has also contributed to the development of green energy, biomedical and biomass materials which drives the growth of emerging industries. Strategically, through integration of nanotechnology and materials/chemical technologies, ITRI expedites the development of high-end materials and components for next-generation products with intrinsic technical innovation and self-owned intellectual property rights.

Since its inception, ITRI has been dedicated to promoting the advancement of Taiwan’s diverse high-tech industries with a mission of:

  • Expediting the development of new industrial technologies
  • Aiding in the process of upgrading industrial technology techniques
  • Shaping the future of industrial technologies for greater efficiency and sustainability


  –  Industrial Technology Research Institute

(Content source: ITRI website and press releases.)