Opening Ceremony TI-HKUST RI Partnership Program

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As the Greater China’s importance to TI continues to grow both as a market and a R&D hub, the need to establish synergy with elite universities in the region becomes imminent for both Research Collaboration, Talent Development & Recruitment, Internship Joint Education and Engineer-in-residence Program.

Currently, the TI University Research (UR) program has already made fruitful engagement with several top-tier universities by sponsoring individual research projects. HKUST is a top-ranked research-oriented university in Asia with active research activities and achievements in the areas of robotics, control, microelectronics, IC design, semiconductor materials and process, communication, information technology and nanotechnology. Both TI and HKUST are keen on consideration of establishing a major research collaboration in selected areas.

The proposal of establishing Joint Research Initiatives to sponsor research and talent-development under the broad theme that is of particular interest to both TI and HKUST. This approach can better utilize the funding resources to create synergy between related projects and harness the expertise of multiple faculty by promoting interdisciplinary projects.

The pilot theme under the Joint Research Program will be “Enabling technology for Next-Generation Robotics and Industrial Automation Infrastructure”.

Texas Instruments Incorporated is pleased to provide the amount of US$50,000 during the 2015 calendar year (Up to US$150,000 for 3 years if subsequent funding is approved) as an unrestricted gift to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The fund will be used for the establishment of HKUST Robotics Institute and its research/ education purposes.  The results of these endeavors will ensue the general advancement of fundamental research in the technology area and shall be for the benefit of the public.  Aside from the donation, TI will work the RI to identify interested research area, to hold review meeting to understand the progress and to encourage the researchers to meet the TI business unit personnel regularly.