Keywords: research, R&, D, S&, T, technology
The current status of R&D activities in Taiwan
This article investigates the research and development (R&D) activities in Taiwan. A science and technology (S&T) development system is presented to overview the overall research environment. Various measures taken by the government to promote the R&D capability are discussed. R&D expenditures are careful examined to relate to the progress of the science and technology. The objective of this study is to disclose the relative technological position of Taiwan on the global stage so that necessary actions can be implemented to refine the R&D capability and to gain the competitive advantage.