KMU established the Center for Promotion of Industry-University
Cooperation as the administrative office to integrate resources in
academic and industrial fields and release research potential
to the field of industry in August 2008. This center is in charge of
the integration of university-industry cooperation, enterprise
incubation, and patent transfer. With only the one service center,
efficient coalition of the resources of three colleges in KMU, and
clinical practice synergy, the center actively connects with the
nearby national science park and the alliance schools of universityindustry
cooperation and other research institutes to create a platform
for promoting the collaboration of the healthcare industry.
In addition, industry-university cooperation has become a necessary
policy for national development. Therefore, in order to support this
policy, KMU reorganized the center into the “Office for Operation
of Industry and University Cooperation” in March 2013.
With many outstanding clinical practice and research
professionals in the biopharmaceutical field and rich
research resources, KMU has united the resources of
KMU hospitals, the biotechnology industrial park in
Southern Taiwan, strategic partnerships and the industrial
association to drive the invention of products and the
upgrading of techniques for traditional industry and newlyestablished
enterprises in Southern Taiwan. This will
assist the upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical
industries to integrate their research and development,
perform clinical experiments, transfer technical expertise,
and collaborate together.
Recently, KMU has been ahead of other private universities
in the aspects of an industry-university cooperation budget,
derivative intellectual property interests, and the number of
patents. KMU has taken advantage of a sound operational system
and cooperation mode to develop connections with local medical
instrumentation industries and assist in promoting the development
of biotechnological medical plants.
By combining biotechnological medicine and medical
instrumentation to propel industry-university cooperation, KMU
hopes to strengthen links between academic research and
development and innovative industries, thereby transforming
academic energy into industrial profit.
Integrating KMU medical system’s abundant teaching and research resources in long-term healthcare and strong medical service, KMU
received Moe’s three-year projects of Smart Life Creativity and Starting an Enterprise incubation platform trial project. The course,
“How to start an enterprise,” is internalized into every department to let the seed of starting an enterprise spread over the campus. This
course is evaluated with 240 courses from 62 colleges and universities in Taiwan and won “Smart Living integrated professionals
cultivation project outstanding course.” In addition, KMU set up “the forum of starting an enterprise” on campus to offer an area for the
team of starting an enterprise to exchange ideas. By a series of efforts, KMU expects to become a model of “the model University of starting an enterprise.”
Basing on KMU’s educational concept and coordination of the transformation of the industrial structure, KMU in the meanwhile perceives
the need to cultivate the premium professionals able to connect with industries and hopes to cultivate students to become translators who
can connect research and industry by scheduling plural activities and practical courses, visiting biotechnological parks and outstanding
enterprises, getting internships from enterprises, introducing industrial resources and experiences, and transforming students’ disposition
from passiveness to proactiveness.
Besides, KMU will introduce industrial analysis and management courses, hold diverse industry-related lectures, equip students with
fundamental commodification of skills and knowledge of starting an enterprise, cultivate students with creativity and starting-an-enterprise
skills, and enable them to learn how to manage core skills and commodification of service and ability to plan a business so as to achieve
the goal of combining knowledge and practice.
This will be achieved by making school research teams and students join courses and activities concerning patenting of skills,
commodification of skills and industrialization of skills, rooting the concept of industry-university intellectual property, acquiring how to
develop high-valued industrial mode and potential skills or embryonic products, exploring more actively the value of the creative
research outcomes, promoting the research outcomes into a newly-established enterprise, and creating a milieu of starting an enterprise
on campus. The premium professionals cultivated by KMU will no longer just be job seekers but impellers or creators of industrial
development who can bring what they have learned into full play in a more creative way.