ITRI - The Next Wave Of Sky Industry Links Taiwan To The Global Business Opportunity Through GGIA

Taipei, Taiwan (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- Owing to the increasingly mature development of global satellite positioning system, this year, EU Galileo satellite first issues that the position error is less than 10cm. Regarded as the most accurate satellite positioning system in the world, it not only advances satellite-related industries but innovates the new industrial revolution through the related applications, forecasted to reach Taiwan’s trillion dollar industry next year. To improve the competitiveness of Taiwan’s satellite communication, Dr. Johnsee Lee, President of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Mr. Thorsten Rudolph, Chairman of European Union ESNC, will sign the agreement of Global Galileo Industry Alliance (GGIA) to lead the telecommunication companies of Taiwan and global 1,500 companies to co-promote the “new opportunity of aerospace industry”. Dr. Johnsee Lee, President of ITRI, shows that in response to the challenges and conflicts on R & D technology affected by globalization and the rapidly growing demand for renewal techniques, ITRI specializes in the overall layout of the applied equipment industrial systems in Taiwan. Meanwhile, ITRI brings up an idea of “aerospace industry” to make Taiwan’s satellite applications connect with the world.

ITRI: Over NT$ 1,500 Million Invested Worldwide for “2009 ESNC Galileo Masters”

The European Satellite Navigation Competition 2009 (ESNC) has formally begun on April 21st, 2009. In 2008, Taiwan has contributed with outstanding performance in the very first ESNC. Now, the curtain of 2009 ESNC was rose by honorable guests including MOEA Technology Dept. Vice Minister Jia-Yu Ling, ITRI President Johnsee Lee, European Economic and Trade Office Minister Guy Ledoux, and EU ESNC chairman Thorsten Rudolph. What’s more, through over 1,500 international brands in sponsorship for Galileo Satellite industry promotion are included like T-systems (Germany), Siemens (Germany), DHL (Germany), NAVTEQ (US), etc. Participating regions have extended to 16 regions this year, with accumulative prize amount up to NT$ 1,500 million worldwide. Champion in Taiwan region will be awarded with Euro 10,000. To increase participation, more prizes are set up to elect the best representative for Global final contest, competing for prize of Euro 20,000 and global business opportunity. Over 1,200 global participants joined “2008 ESNC Galileo Masters”; participants from Taiwan even contributed 69% of the total works. These outstanding works are now under ITRI’s incubation for creating actual benefits once applied to industrial applications in the future.

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