In an effort to strengthen links with science parks in Taiwan, the Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) has signed an MoU with Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park Bureau and the Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau.

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan has set aside ₹20 crore for research in robotics.

Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Karnataka’s IT/BT & ST Department, said: “Karnataka’s large IT talent pool is a key driver for foreign investments and collaborations and the signing of this MoU is testament to that. We are looking forward to a very active partnership. This MoU will be mutually beneficial for both Karnataka and Taiwan as it will enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage start-ups and MSMEs.”

Chung-Kwang Tien, Ambassador of Taiwan to India, said: “The signing of the MoU between the two science parks in Taiwan and KITS will strengthen relations in biotechnology, IT and other emerging technologies.

“On behalf of the Government of Taiwan, I wish to thank the Government of Karnataka for giving us the opportunity to set up a cluster in Bengaluru. The Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, has set aside ₹20 crore for robotics research.”