蔡清彥

蔡清彥
Ching-Yen Tsay
工業技術研究院 董事長 / Chairman of Industrial Technology Research Institute
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蔡董事長是現任工研院董事長、亞東關係協會科技交流委員會主任委員,及台灣創意工場董事長,曾擔任總統府國策顧問、台日產業技術合作促進會理事長、行政院政務委員、行政院科技顧問組副召集人、國家科學委員會副主委、交通部民航局長、交通部氣象局長。蔡董事長任職行政院政務委員期間,推動大型軟體旗艦計畫及規劃以創新為本質之五大重點科技領域,包括電子(半導體及顯像顯示)、通訊、生物技術、奈米技術與材料及資訊服務等科技創新產業。同時,蔡董事長也積極延攬海外科技人才、與公教分途政策推動,並建立現代化即時氣象預報系統,是首位中華民國專家獲美國氣象學會院士殊榮。在擔任工研院董事長期間,積極重塑台灣創新創業文化、主張「創新型經濟體制」,同時連結國際早期創投基金成立新創公司,並推動育成加速器計畫,以扶植優秀創業家將前瞻科技轉化為新創公司,帶動產業動能與發展,為台灣年輕人及產業找到創新與創業的新出口。蔡董事長並於2013年榮獲國立中央大學頒授名譽博士,以表彰蔡董事長在協助產業創新上,發揮極大影響力,開創傳承新典範。


ITRI Chairman Ching-Yen Tsay, who also serves as Chairman of the Association of East Asia Relations’ Science and Technology Interchange Committee, and Chairman of TMI Holding Corp., previously served as National Policy Advisor to the President, Chairman, Association for Taiwan-Japan Cooperation on Industrial Technology, Minister of State and Vice Convener of the Executive Yuan’s Science and Technology Advisory Group, Vice Minister of the National Science Council, Director General, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, and Director General, Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications. While serving as Minister of State, Dr. Tsay was active in promoting technologies in the fields of electronics (semiconductor and display technology), communication technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and material, and information service.

Dr. Tsay also placed heavy emphasis on training and recruiting of talent during his time at the CWB. He also promoted an initiative to introduce a next generation weather forecasting system featuring advanced meteorological technology, such as automated observation system, radar observation network, nowcasting system, and numerical weather prediction models. Dr. Tsay was selected as an American Meteorological Society Fellow in 1999 in recognition of his research and pragmatic experience in the field of atmospheric sciences, and by the Meteorological Society of the ROC in 2001 in their first group of fellows.

Amid major changes in the global industrial framework, Dr. Tsay has advocated that Taiwan must direct its economy towards being innovation-driven, helping the younger generation and the industrial sector finding a new direction for innovation and entrepreneurship. Consequently, ITRI has founded the Commercialization Advisory Committee to promote a culture of entrepreneurship. In addition, TMI Holding Corp., jointly founded by ITRI, ITIC, WI Harper Group and Innovation Works led by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, seeks to pool venture capital funds throughout the world to help the seeds of innovation from Taiwan’s youth gradually take root and develop, thereby promoting a boost to Taiwan’s economic growth.

Dr. Tsay was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa of National Central University, for his devotion to technology innovation and entrepreneurship in 2013.