YODEX Industry-Academia Cooperation

New Form of Academia and Industry Cooperation Platform

Building an interactive platform where enterprises set topics and students propose solutions.

Establish Interdisciplinary Cooperation Model

Industry Diversification and Academia-Industry Cooperation across Departments and Schools.

Incubate Excellent Creative Talents

Incubating outstanding talents for enterprises through close interactions between businesses and students.

3200
+
Total number of submissions over the years.
700
+
Total number of participating students over the years.
50
+
Businesses invovled in Academia-industry cooperation.
新一代設計產學合作

"Since launching the first “Designer Venture Challenge Project” in 2014, TDRI has continued inviting enterprises from all disciplines to set topics for graduation projects by students in related departments. In addition to holding open call for submissions from outstanding teams, TDRI also invites enterprises to provide design talents guidance and related knowledge on industries, so that the academia understands practical needs of the enterprises, thus narrowing the gap between academia and real practice.
Also, through the process, enterprises can discover outstanding talents and develop innovative merchandise or service models with great potentials. Through the platform of “YODEX,” the project will continue promoting the idea of academia-industry design cooperation, and drive the “new value and new business model” of academia-industry cooperation."

Coop Period

For enterprises
For students
02.01
February 17
Announce guidelines for enterprise participation
February 16 to March 21
Sign up as enterprises
03.01
February 16 to March 21
Sign up as enterprises
March 31
Challenge-proposing workshops for enterprises
04.01
March 31 to April 18
Enterprises submit challenge proposals
April 26
Announce final challenge-setting enterprises
05.01
May 27
Announce topics for industry-academia cooperation projects
06.01
07.01
July
Promotional seminar for the 9th industry-academia cooperation
08.01
August
Promotional seminar for the 9th industry-academia cooperation
August 29 to October 3
Sign up and submit documents
09.01
10.01
October 7 to October 17
Presentation Panel & Document Review for Round- 1 selection of shortlisted teams
October 18 (TBC)
Announce teams entering Round-1 selection
October 19 to November 7
PPT Presentation and Review Seminar for Round-2 selection of shortlisted teams
October 7 to October 17
Presentation Panel & Document Review for Round- 1 selection of shortlisted teams
October 18 (TBC)
Announce teams entering Round-1 selection
October 19 to November 7
PPT Presentation and Review Seminar for Round-2 selection of shortlisted teams
11.01
November 11 to November 14
Announce the finalist teams for industry-academia team matching
November 16 (TBC)
Greet-n-meet party for industry-academia teams
November 11 to November 14
Announce the finalist teams for industry-academia team matching
November 16 (TBC)
Greet-n-meet party for industry-academia teams
12.01
Industry-academia visits and consultation
Industry-academia visits and consultation
01.01
January 1 to January 31 (TBC)
Follow-up review meetings
January 1 to January 31 (TBC)
Follow-up review meetings
02.01
Design consultation and exchange between the industry and the academia
Design consultation and exchange between the industry and the academia
03.01
Design consultation and exchange between the industry and the academia
Design consultation and exchange between the industry and the academia
04.01
April 1 to April 30
Final phase of selection meetings (to finalize gold/silver/bronze medal winners)
April 1 to April 30
Final phase of selection meetings (to finalize gold/silver/bronze medal winners)
05.01
May (TBC)
YODEX Exhibition
May (TBC)
YODEX Exhibition
02-2745-8199│No. 133, 2F, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 11072 (Songshan Cultural and Creative Park)

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