The objective of this plan is to integrate a vast array of environmental protection technology resources, so as to boost the quality of proactive environment technology and policy implementation in the future. The outcomes of the project have been provided with an overview of 4 categories shown below:
A. Preliminary planning of 2013 development scheme in environmental protection technology and management:
1. Organizing preliminary review meeting for 6 technology development projects budgeted with TWD 48.02 million in total;
2. Bringing efforts in line with the establishment of Ministry of Environmental Resources, a Cross-ministry Conference on project coordination management has been held to analyze the current verifying modes and structures of relevant environmental protection technology projects cutting across ministries;
3. Compiling performance of EPA 2009 ~ 2011 science & technology projects, which include 57 essays published in domestic journals or seminars, 90 theses issued in international academic journals, 197 Master and Ph.D. candidates drawn to participation of various projects with contribution of 95 academic papers. Among other things, in order to achieve the effective knowledge diffusion, there are 46 academic sessions held, 15 case study edited, 9 technical reports derived, 23 technical sessions participated, 17 cases of technology transfer fulfilled, over the course of 3 years, leading industry and manufacturer to realize the investment up to TWD 26.17 million;
B. Management task in uplifting quality of administration policy and implementation of 2012 environmental protection technology projects:
1. Compiling implementation performance in 2012, including 18 essays, 27 theses and 25 academic reports published in domestic and international journals; assisting in linking and logging in GRB information system for the 2012 projects in process;
2. Updating and keeping truth-maintenance 922 counts of EPA technology project reports and 298 counts of Air Pollution Fund project reports in database;
3. Organizing “2012 Environmental Science & Technology Forum” and a high level round table with elite experts invited from industry, government, academia and institute to take part in discussion, which carried three major themes such as Environmental Policy & Technology Research, Environmental Technology Academic-Industry Cooperation, as well as Environmental Testing, with a total of 10 research papers published. The Forum drew 122 participants with overall satisfaction rating of 93.9%, and proposed topics including waste, noise, green technology, Ministry of Environmental Resources, Green Mark System etc. to be explored and have expected the Forum to be more diversified in the future.
C. Administrative support and management task of “Innovative Environmental Technology R&D Projects”:
1. Fulfilling appraisal meeting of incubation centers, confirm grant-in-aid to 6 projects, and help arranging mid-term, final review meetings as well as on-site visits;
2. Compiling performance between 2003 and 2012, EPA totally put in subsidies up to TWD 130.68 million for the 82 projects, which acquired 35 counts of domestic and foreign patents, and achieved 32 cases of technology transfer with royalty income of TWD 27.57 million. The ratio of grant-in-aid to royalty income is up to 21.1%, which is recognized as a fruitful effort.
D. Conducting administrative support task relevant to National Science Council (NSC):
1. Compiling 2011/2012 EPA Performance Report on Science & Technology Program, and batch-upload to the NSC Performance Platform;
2. Assisting persons-in-charge from 6 divisions in EPA to adopt and operate the programmed system of NSC Performance Platform; to log in details of projects in 2012, and to take statistic, survey and fill-out of 2012 budget allocation for industrializing academic knowledge in Taiwan ;
3. By way of questionnaire in outcome survey, assisting EPA to trace the performance of National Nanotech Group Projects between 2009 and 2011, which includes essays published, research reports presented and relevant academic activities held with grant-aided.