In 1998, The Legislative Yuan of Taiwan passed the third reading of Fundamental Science and Technology Act, as the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 96-517, the Bayh-Dole Act in 1990, which provides that rights to inventions resulting from government-sponsored research at universities would be assigned to the universities.
Michael Porter(2000) indicated that the vitality of innovation in a location is shaped by national innovative capacity. National innovation capacity is a country’s potential to produce a stream of commercially relevant innovations and it depends on three broad elements, such as Common Innovation Infrastructure, Quality-Specific Conditions and Quality of Linkages. In which, the relationship between the common innovation infrastructure and a nation’s industrial clusters is reciprocal. A variety of formal and informal organizations and networks can link the two areas. An essentially important example is a nation’s university system, which provides a particularly strong and open bridge between technology and companies. Without strong linkage, a nation’s upstream scientific and technical advantages can diffuse to other countries more quickly than they can be exploited at home. Therefore TLO can play an essential role in Quality of Linkages and has effect in National Innovation Capacity.
The mission of the National Chiayi University Technology Licensing Office is to build bridges between the research resources of NCYU and the existing companies and startups for the vitality of innovation. We do this through licensing of the intellectual property resulting from our research and to assist NCYU inventors in protecting their technology.