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    Taiwan has established a strong infrastructure foundation for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially for Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5th Generation Mobile Networks (5G), Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain technology. In consideration of public health and wellbeing, Taiwan government employs big data to formulate precision health industries for all ages, aiming at four different health states inclusive of health, suboptimal health, disease, and disability. 


    By means of undergoing a procedure whereby a provision in law is required to address crucial issues, the goal is to develop the strategies and the business models for precision prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care as well as to stimulate the progress of related industries. It is expected that the strengths of ICT can produce added value for health industries and bring benefits to future health medicine regardless of the development of screenings and early detections, big data in health, image and genetic information processing, decision aid for doctors, health monitoring management systems, and smart wearable devices. However, the world is facing an unprecedented challenge with aging populations, food security, environmental changes, and sustainable development within the next twenty years.  Consequently, it is urgent to advance diversified agriculture. The approaches that Taiwan utilizes ICT to integrate different disciplines and digital data are fundamental to break new ground for precision medicine and diversified agriculture. 


    National economic development depends on talented people equipped with professional research and development abilities as well as applied interdisciplinary perspectives. Therefore, it is imperative to design cultivation programs for interdisciplinary talents based on the previous training programs and working with innovation industries. Accordingly, the higher education institutes in Taiwan will continue to nurture talents capable of interdisciplinary integration and international competitiveness. 



Figure 1. Precision Medicine and Precision Health (2020 BTC Report)



Figure 2. Taiwan ICT and Healthcare industries (2020 BTC report, data from IBMI)



Program Description:

    From 2020 onwards, based on the Biomedical Industry Innovation Program, the Executive Yuan has continued to improve the ecosystem of precision health, strengthen the industry chain of precision health, and further connect with the world. By means of inter-ministerial cooperation, it outlines a vision of a society for all age health by 2030, including national health insurance, prediction, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and care. This program complies with the government's policy by focusing on the use of digital technologies and localization. It aims to enhance the interdisciplinary innovation clustering effect and increase the employment rates of young people. Training Program for Interdisciplinary Talents of Precision Health is based on the foundation established by the Training Program for Interdisciplinary Talents of Biomedicine and New Agriculture and further cooperates with the Executive Yuan's latest policy, a society for all age health by 2030, in which sets up six main domains, including Precision Medicine, Smart Medical Device, Health and Wellbeing, Food Innovation, Precision Agriculture, and Diversified Health.


Figure 3. The Structure of Training Program


Program Goals:

1. Train faculty on digital technology skills of precision health and diversified agriculture.

2. Cultivate much needed talents with the abilities including industrial development and international marketing, the knowledge of regulatory affairs, and the capabilities of international mobility and competitiveness.

3. Nurture advanced talents with five core competencies for precision health and diversified agriculture industries, namely entrepreneurship, critical thinking, problem solving, interdisciplinary integration, and communication.

4. Develop human resources for the development of precision health industries as well as with entrepreneurship and employment-oriented training for the next generation.  

5. Nurture advance managerial talents with the skills including industrial development for precision health, regulatory affairs, and the capabilities of international mobility and competitiveness.

6. Through establishing a platform for the collaboration between academia and the industries, specifically ICT and biomedicine or ICT and bioagriculture, it aims to develop talents with precision health entrepreneurship. 


Figure 4. Program Goals





Contact Information

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