1. A Humble Beginning
1.1 Vision of the Visionaries
1.2 A Technology Oasis Out of the Dust
1.3 Let Engineers Feel at Home
2. Full Backing for Tenant Companies
2.1 A Regulatory Framework Conducive to Value-Adding Ventures
2.2 An Administrator That Makes Things Easier
2.3 In Times of Emergency
3. A Magnet for the Best
3.1 A Launch Pad for Homecoming Elites
3.2 A Blossoming of Home-Incubated Technology Firms
3.3 From “Unwanted” to “Most Wanted”
4. A Sound Technology Ecology With Ceaseless Momentum
4.1 A National R&D Hub That Spawns Startups
4.2 Brainpower From Institutions of Higher Learning
4.3 Inoculation and Incubation
5. Copying the HSP Success
5.1 From One to Many
5.2 Thriving of the HSP Model
5.3 A World-Stunning Paradigm
6. A Global Hub for Technology Ventures
6.1 Competitiveness of Clusters
6.2 Competitiveness Against Competition
6.3 Six Industries Sharing the Spotlight
7. Sharing Prosperity, Sustaining Development
7.1 A Neighborly Technology Hub
7.2 Staying Both Competitive and Environment-Friendly
7.3 A Safe and Happy Workplace
Changing Gear to Send the HSP Soaring
1.Director of CommonWealth Magazine CWLab
2.Former editor-in-chief of several media publishing companies
1. Bachelor of the Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University
2. Graduate School of Journalism, Ohio State University.
1. Worked in Communications Institute of Industrial Technology Research Institute, Sino-German Electronic Materials, Business Times, Business Weekly.
2. Current freelance writer.
Science and Technology-Driven Taiwan: A Force to Create Prosperity for All
The four-decade evolution of the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) not only encapsulates the history of Taiwan’s high-tech industry but also attests the country’s prowess to compete effectively in the global arena. The HSP, a brainchild of the National Science Council that preceded the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), was
inaugurated on December 15, 1980. Four decades later it has become a world-famous technology industry hub.
High expectations were placed on the HSP from the outset. Politically it was supposed to rally top-tier technology talent living abroad to return home and thus enhance Taiwan’s international image. On the economic front, it would systematically usher in industries the country needed and give inspiration to local industry’s manufacturing, management, and marketing. In terms of education, challenging opportunities would be made available through industry-academia collaboration to the country’s top brains and university graduates to either start their own business or pursue a
career. Last but not least, the high-tech capacity for design and manufacturing thus established could be counted on as the foundation for developing the country’s defense industry. Over the course of 40 years, the HSP has exceeded one target after another and set any number of historic landmarks on a scale nothing less than global.
By the 1990s, the HSP had already achieved the original goal of acting as the locomotive that drove Taiwan’s economic transformation. The number of tenant companies, including such stars as Acer Inc., MiTAC Inc., Microtek International Inc., and Microelectronics Technology Inc., had surged to 121 from 13 in the early days. The start of the new millennium saw emulation of the HSP’s success story in the form of the Southern Taiwan Science Park and the Central Taiwan Science Park. In the first eight months of 2020, the three science parks recorded combined revenue of NT$1.9037
trillion, 871 tenant companies, an occupancy rate of 96.26%, and 285,345 employees, according to statistics compiled by the Hsinchu Science Park Bureau (HSPB). Coupled with the fact that thethree collectively account for 14% of Taiwan’s GDP, these numbers offer a powerful testimony not only to their vigorous development but also to the HSP’s contribution to enhancing national strength through branching out far and wide. Under Taiwan Vision 2030, the country is set to strive for innovation, inclusion, and sustainability. This pursuit is pitted against a number of challenges: a low birth rate in an aged society, inequitable distribution of wealth, emergence of innovative technologies, environmental change, and energy deficiency. Taiwan is ready to take up these challenges by drawing on AI, 5G, IoT, and other innovative technologies to build a next-generation society of diversity, inclusion, and resilience. In the days ahead, the MOST will build on R&D fruits already reaped as it moves forward
to consolidate the home front and make inroads internationally. As a compass for navigating the country’s science and technology endeavors, it aims to keep Taiwan dynamic enough to adapt to a rapidly changing world and attain the goals of socioeconomic growth, industrial upgrade, and environmental sustainability at the same time, thereby creating a smart country. A debt of gratitude is owed to HSPB staff and HSP companies for their four decades of hard work that has earned Taiwan’s technology industry a leading place in the world. Prospecting the next 40
years, I believe, the HSP will be able to keep up this solid track record and push Taiwan’s high-tech industry to higher ground.
- 英文題名：HSP40 Leader and Pioneer of the World