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The 6th NARLabs-NST Joint Workshop in Taipei

On April 17th, the 6th NARLabs-NST Joint Workshop was held in Taipei, marking a significant collaboration between NARLabs and the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST), Korea. This year's workshop was particularly noteworthy as it symbolized a return to normalcy following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NARLabs and NST have enjoyed a strong partnership since their establishment of ties in 2012, regularly organizing joint workshops every two years. Their commitment to collaboration was reaffirmed in October 2021 when the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was renewed. NST, similar to NARLabs’ mission, works closely with 25 government-funded research institutes to drive scientific and technological development in South Korea.

The 6th joint workshop focused on several key areas, including disaster mitigation platforms, science and technology information services, high power/frequency GaN device fabrication and epitaxy technology, and high-performance computing. The primary objective of the workshop was to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants, enabling them to present ongoing research progress, discuss future research plans, and exchange valuable information on development trends within these fields.

The workshop was jointly hosted by Vice President Bou-Wen Lin of NARLabs and Chairman Bokchul Kim of NST, both of whom delivered opening remarks. They expressed their optimism that the workshop's discussions and inputs from participants would pave the way for exploring new topics and initiating future research collaborations between the two institutes.