ITRI Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organisation which is involved in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s economy from a labour-intensive industry to a high-tech industry. Numerous well-known, high-tech companies in Taiwan, such as leaders in the semiconductor industry TSMC and UMC, can trace their origins to ITRI.

ITRI Western Europe Office

ITRI’s European Office in Berlin was inaugurated in 1996. It initiates and streamlines cooperation with European R&D and innovation stakeholders. Starting with the machinery industry as its major focus, its scope has expanded to application domains such as smart manufacturing, ambient-assisted living, green ICT, renewable energy, healthcare services, and other cross-disciplinary innovations. Our goal is to combine Taiwan’s ICT strength and commercialisation speed with Europe’s innovation system and human-centered design approach to result in win-win collaborations. Hand in hand with Europe, we act as a bridge to facilitate research, development, and innovation (RDI) collaboration in tackling societal challenges while promoting economic growth in a smart, sustainable, and inclusive way.