On 10 February, Representative Lin received Gordon Adam, Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and Alan Salonica, RSE International Relations Manager, in a meeting at the TRO.
The trio reviewed existing scientific collaboration programmes between Taiwan and Scotland, which consist of personnel exchange, bilateral workshops, and joint projects supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the RSE.
They also praised the recent achievements of both organisations, while Representative Lin briefed Mr Adam and Mr Salonica on the TRO’s objectives for science and technology, the Taiwan government’s ‘Five plus Two’ industrial development plan, smart cities, and green energy collaboration between Taiwan and the UK.
After the meeting, a further discussion was held between the TRO’s Science Division and the RSE, where both sides tentatively agreed to hold a bilateral workshop in Taiwan in late 2017. The theme of the workshop will focus mainly on renewable energy, robotics, or big data.