With abundant teaching resources and versatile student learning environment, another golden decade for Ming Chuan University is being created through combining resources from industry, government, academia and research. In order to enhance dialogue with industry, MCU president launched Big Enterprise Project in 2014 to encourage Schools to connect the power of faculty research and take full advantage of staff expertise and innovative technologies. The Innovation and Industry-academia Collaboration Division was established to handle such academia-industry cooperation affairs.
The mission of the Division is to support the Big Enterprise Project with innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and assist to match faculty members’ expertise with relevant industries. The emergence of electronic commerce in recent years and the I2E business mode of idea, innovation and entrepreneurship have boosted micro-enterprise discussions. Starting from 2015-16 AY, an e-commence platform selling products of MCU Product Innovation Center has been established; students may complete a practicum through starting a business using this platform. Meanwhile, through academia-industry cooperation, cooperating instructors from the industry are recruited to brainstorm, stimulate how those in the industry sell and improve their products, and guide learning on the innovation and creation process from the commercial perspective. Cooperating companies provide real experiences through internships and job opportunities for excellent students to implement the MCU educational development theme of “Localization of Global Knowledge, Globalization of Local Knowledge” and “Industrialization of knowledge, Knowledge-based industry,” to achieve the MCU goal of helping students to smoothly enter the job market upon graduation.