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2022
The Space Development Act and its four sets of related regulations formally take effect.
The Space Development Act and its four sets of related regulations formally take effect.
TORI signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Centre for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
TORI signs a cooperation arrangement with the Marine National Park Headquarters and National Sun Yat-sen University's Frontier Center for Ocean Science and Technology.
STPI holds the first-round 2022 FITI x CIOT competition finals and awards ceremony.
STPI holds the first-round 2022 FITI x CIOT competition finals and awards ceremony.
NCHC joins the Blockchain-applied Judicial Alliance for Digital Era (b-JADE), and a national-level blockchain platform takes shape.
The first rocket is launched from NSPO's short-term launch site in Xuhai Village, Pingtung.
The first rocket is launched from NSPO's short-term launch site in Xuhai Village, Pingtung.
NCHC holds the High Performance Application Competition (HiPAC) to foster high-speed computing talent.
TIRI signs a memorandum of cooperation with the National Cheng Kung University Innovation Headquarters to promote added value in R&D technology and accelerate startup activity in the academic sector.
TIRI signs a memorandum of cooperation with the National Cheng Kung University Innovation Headquarters to promote added value in R&D technology and accelerate startup activity in the academic sector.
TORI and NLAC's joint lab opens in the National Biotechnology Research Park and the TORI Focus camera system is moved into NLAC.
TORI and NLAC's joint lab opens in the National Biotechnology Research Park and the TORI Focus camera system is moved into NLAC.
NLAC signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Institute of Resource Development and Analysis, a research unit under Kumamoto University.
Updated seismic safety regulations for buildings formally take effect.
Updated seismic safety regulations for buildings formally take effect.
R/V Legend completes Pacific Ocean cruise LGD2212.
R/V Legend completes Pacific Ocean cruise LGD2212.
STPI signs Taiwan's first allied open access contract with Elsevier, the world's largest academic publisher.
2021
TORI holds a workshop on bathymetric data processing and invites scholars to share their experiences.
TIRI and National Central University assist Microluce, Ltd. in launching 8-in. GaN-on-Si wafer technology.
The six satellites of the FORMOSAT-7 constellation are successfully deployed.
The six satellites of the FORMOSAT-7 constellation are successfully deployed.
For the seventh year in a row, TIRI and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)-Taiwan Section organize the NARLabs Smart Machinery Competition for students, with a team from Tsing Hua University winning first place.
For the seventh year in a row, TIRI and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)-Taiwan Section organize the NARLabs Smart Machinery Competition for students, with a team from Tsing Hua University winning first place.
TORI's Light Work-Class ROV debuts at the 2021 Wind Energy Asia exhibition.
TORI's Light Work-Class ROV debuts at the 2021 Wind Energy Asia exhibition.
NLAC hosts the Asian Mouse Mutagenesis Resource Association (AMMRA) conference.
NLAC establishes its 3R promotion office.
TIRI holds the NARLabs 13th Instrument Technology Innovation Competition (i-ONE), with Tsing Hua University and Yang-Tze High School receiving first place in their divisions.
TIRI holds the NARLabs 13th Instrument Technology Innovation Competition (i-ONE), with Tsing Hua University and Yang-Tze High School receiving first place in their divisions.
NSPO signs MOUs with Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania.
Taiwan CAR Lab and Hungary’s ZalaZONE sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
Taiwan CAR Lab and Hungary’s ZalaZONE sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
TSRI and Synopsys introduce Synopsys’s Sentaurus TCAD and Quantum ATK simulation tools to create an R&D environment for next-generation semiconductors.
STPI holds the CONCERT international consortium on "Crisis, Resilience and Inspiration: Scholarly Communication Services in the Next Normal."
STPI holds the X Fail conference to encourage entrepreneurs to challenge themselves by sharing their experiences of failure.
TIRI and various universities develop the "Smart Pill Box," "Extraction-Free Rapid Pesticide Residue Detection System," and "Artificial Mandible and Implant Bone Bionic Structure," winning three prizes at the 18th National Innovation Awards.
2020
NCHC's partner, SYNAPSE (Synchrotrons for Neuroscience–An Asia Pacific Strategic Enterprise), attends six-nation signing of MOU on brain research.
NCHC's partner, SYNAPSE (Synchrotrons for Neuroscience–An Asia Pacific Strategic Enterprise), attends six-nation signing of MOU on brain research.
STPI launches “COVID-19 Information Platform”, providing latest updates on COVID-19 news and prevention methods.
STPI launches “COVID-19 Information Platform”, providing latest updates on COVID-19 news and prevention methods.
FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC satellite constellation officially retires.
FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC satellite constellation officially retires.
TSRI has developed an“AI SoC design and verification platform”to accelerate the design cycle of AI chips.
TSRI has developed an“AI SoC design and verification platform”to accelerate the design cycle of AI chips.
TIRI launches the journal “Instruments Today” app for learning about scientific instruments on the go.
TIRI launches the journal “Instruments Today” app for learning about scientific instruments on the go.
NSPO initiates B5G low-orbit communication satellite’s early development plan.
NSPO initiates B5G low-orbit communication satellite’s early development plan.
NSPO establishes the "Taiwan Space Radiation Environment Verification and Testing Alliance".
NSPO establishes the "Taiwan Space Radiation Environment Verification and Testing Alliance".
TORI and the National Museum of Nephrotoxicity Screening Platform”. Natural Science sign an MOU in cross-domain research.
TORI and the National Museum of Nephrotoxicity Screening Platform”. Natural Science sign an MOU in cross-domain research.
TIRI unveils 12-inch Cluster ALD Advanced Equipment.
TIRI unveils 12-inch Cluster ALD Advanced Equipment.
NSPO holds the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation.
NSPO holds the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation.
NLAC’s Biocompatibility Testing Laboratory in Taipei, Hsinchu, Tainan branches acquire international OECD-GLP certification.
NLAC’s Biocompatibility Testing Laboratory in Taipei, Hsinchu, Tainan branches acquire international OECD-GLP certification.
Collaborating with NCKU, TSRI found the Tainan Base to expand the support of regional research capacity, and promote the linking between the academia and industry.
Collaborating with NCKU, TSRI found the Tainan Base to expand the support of regional research capacity, and promote the linking between the academia and industry.
2019
The National Biotechnology Research Park’s National Laboratory Animal Center (NLAC) is opened.
NARLabs’ Taiwan Car Lab is established.
The Internet Technology Research Center (ITRC) is renamed Taiwan Instrument Research Institute (TIRI).
Research ship Legend embarks on her maiden voyage.
Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC) begins trial run.
NLAC receives OECD’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification.
Secret Base of Scientists exhibition:NARLabs’ “Open House of Southern Labs” attracts throngs of the public.
“Research on Industry Trends and Smart Technologies” publishes findings.
Beam Raising Ceremony of Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI)’s Tainan base.
TORI leads salvage mission of Mirage fighter jet and successfully recovers its black box.
TWCC begins commercial operations.
2018
Research ship Legend embarks on first mission in Taiwan’s southern waters and expanding the nation’s blue territory.
Peta-level supercomputer Taiwania officially begins providing services to the science and research community.
Taiwan’s leading AI developers are called to create a national AI cloud platform.
Open House event attracts the participation of over 2,300 citizens.
Images developed by FORMOSA-5 satellites officially begin selling on the market.
NARLabs and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) establish the Nanometer Chip Center in Tainan.
Taiwania 2 sets a new record and reaches 20th place for computing power and 10th place for energy efficiency on global rankings.
The Secret Base of Scientists exhibition is held.
2017
National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE) unveils Tainan laboratory.
NARLabs’ Taiwan Instrument Research Institute (TIRI) becomes Asia’s first and only regulator of 3D-printed medical devices.
Showing of the “Passion + Practice: 2018 Education & Practice Research Plan” results and accomplishments.
NARLabs’ science film was named the 2014 Best Science Program at Golden Bell Awards.
National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC)’s new-generation Peta-level super high-speed computing mainframe snatches 95th place on global rankings.
2016
Taiwan's 100G research and education network officially begins operating.
Taiwan's 100G research and education network officially begins operating.
NARLabs leads Taiwan in 3D printing medical materials to build up the value of industry.
TORI cooperated with Pusan National University (PNU) that several self-designed OBSs from Taiwan were deployed offshore the nuclear power stations in Korea.
TORI cooperated with Pusan National University (PNU) that several self-designed OBSs from Taiwan were deployed offshore the nuclear power stations in Korea.
NDL announced "the smart gas sensor chip" technology.
ITRC launched the ecchymosis imaging system.
NCREE launched a seismic risk analysis tool for water supply systems.
FORMOSAT-2 decommissioning after 12 years of service.
2015
FORMOSAT-5 CMOS RSI Delivery
FORMOSAT-5 CMOS RSI Delivery
NSPO's "Truly Radiation-Hardened Fiber Light Sources" won the R&D 100 Awards.
Groundbreaking ceremony for NCREE's Southern Laboratory.
Groundbreaking ceremony for NLAC's Building G in National Biotechnology Research Park.
NARLabs signed MOU with Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.
NARLabs signed MOU with National Research Council of Science & Technology of Korea.
TTFRI announced the Radar Data Assimilation System which enhances 6-Hour rainfall forecasting accuracy.
TORI completed the Taiwan Ocean Radar Observing System (TOROS) for surface current mapping.
STPI signed MOU with University of California, Berkeley to cooperate on training program of STB Project.
NDL announced "Self-Powered Technology for Internet of Things Chips" as key technologies and innovative applications of next generation nano devices.
CIC announced the world's f irst "Multisensing Single-chip Technology".
NCHC unveiled the Center of Excellence on Cyber-enablement Applications.
2014
"NARLabs Medical Instruments Value Creation Alliance" is inaugurated.
Taiwan-Australia collaboration for marine testing: The first trial of an underwater hyperspectral imager in Australia.
2013
Ocean Researcher V took a voyage to southern territory.
STPI assisted the MOST's "From IP to IPO" program for providing an entrepreneurship support mechanism for the innovations and ideas of scientists and young researchers.
2012
Ocean Researcher V set for a voyage of exploration.
ITRC accomplished the remote sensing instrument (RSI) for FORMOSAT-5.
2011
Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (TTFRI) is subordinated to the NARLabs.
Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (TTFRI) is subordinated to the NARLabs.
NLAC built up the national Rodent Model Resource Center (RMRC), which is the 19th repository contributor in the world, and the 3rd in Asia. Both local and international researchers may access the database for rodent strains required for drug development and biomedical studies.
2010
NDL developed the 9nm functional resistive random access memory (RRAM) array cell.
NLAC developed a conditional transgenic rat model; it is the world's first platform for largescale production of conditional transgenic rats.
2009
NCREE built up the new Multi-Axial Testing System (MATS) for quasi-static high axial load testing.
NCREE built up the new Multi-Axial Testing System (MATS) for quasi-static high axial load testing.
NCREE assisted the Ministry of Education with the arrangement of the program of "Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings" to accelerate the retrofit and rebuilding of elementary school, junior high school, senior high school and vocational school buildings.
ITRC developed the atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems and in-situ monitoring modules.
2008
Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI) is subordinated to the NARLabs.
Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI) is subordinated to the NARLabs.
2006
ORMOSAT-3 is successfully launched from Vandenberg launch site, U.S.A.
ORMOSAT-3 is successfully launched from Vandenberg launch site, U.S.A.

The "FORMOSAT-3 Program" is an international collaboration project between Taiwan and the US with joint efforts of Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) of the US, the goal of the project is to develop advanced technology for the real-time monitoring of the global climate. This project is targeted to place six micro-satellites into six different orbits at 700~800 kilometer above the earth ground. These satellites orbit around the earth to form a low-earth-orbit constellation that will receive signals transmitted by the 24 US GPS satellites. The satellite observation covers the entire global atmosphere and ionosphere, providing over 2,500 global sounding data per day...more

2005
Two more labs joined NARLabs

—Instrument Technology Research Center (ITRC)
—Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI)

2004
FORMOSAT-2 is successfully launched from Vandenberg launch site, U.S.A.
FORMOSAT-2 is successfully launched from Vandenberg launch site, U.S.A.

The first remote sensing satellite developed by National Space Organization (NSPO), FORMOSAT-2, successfully launched on May 21, 2004 onto the Sun-synchronous orbit located at 891 kilometers above ground. The main mission of FORMOSAT-2 is to conduct remote sensing imaging over Taiwan and on terrestrial and oceanic regions of the entire earth. The images captured by FORMOSAT-2 during daytime can be used for land distribution, natural resources research, environmental protection, disaster prevention and rescue work etc. When the satellite travels to the eclipsed zone, it will observe natural phenomena such as lighting in the upper atmosphere. The observation data can be used for further scientific experiments. Therefore, FORMOSAT-2 carries both "remote sensing" and "scientific observation" tasks in its mission....more

2003
NARLabs established
Six labs were founding members of NARLabs
—National Chip Implementation Center (CIC)
—National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC)
—National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE)
—National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL)
—National Laboratory Animal Center (NLAC)
—National Space Organization (NSPO)