Industry-academia Collaboration - Smart Machinery Talent Program
FEFC launched Smart Machinery Talent Program in 2019. The program is a collaborative effort with Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Yuan Ze University and Industrial Technology Research Institute. Twelve academic and industry experts are invited as lecturers to mentor 17 students, who are evaluated based on attendance, project report and project presentation. The program awards NT$130,000 in scholarship.
To enhance professional competency in smart manufacturing among factory staff, FEFC assigns managers to study and work with students on the preparation of the report and presentation.
The special project covers 4 topics: Replacing Supervisor Commands with AI; AI Development in Smart Grid; Energy Consumption Analysis and Defect Prediction for 900HP Air Compressor; Energy Consumption Analysis and Defect Prediction for Refrigerator. The special projects can be further expanded in the future to provide recommendations on the optimization of operational design to build a comprehensive system.
This program strengthens industry-academia collaboration. The special projects shed light on the importance of interdisciplinary learning for students, and bridge the gap between academic study and industry experience. Through this program, FEFC created win-win by polishing staff’s professional skills and increasing corporate competitiveness.