For Academic

ISTA facilitates cooperation among its members in driving applied R&D activities through collaborative research projects, joint research centres and laboratories, etc. Under the guidance of the Executive Committee, the Alliance has sustained development in the following key aspects.

Collaborative Research Projects

The expertise and resources from the ISTA member universities are pooled together for research collaboration, technology transfer, commercialization and related internationalization activities among members and partners.

Examples of Collaborative R&D Projects

  • 973 Program: Basic study to the low cost and high density energy storage system for electric vehicle

    by Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and others

  • 973 Program: Fundamental study on high performance thermoelectric conversion materials and devices

    by Wuhan University of Technology, Zhejiang University

  • 973 Program: Fundamental study on the design and manufacturing of full-face tunnel boring machine

    by Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

  • 973 Program: Theories and methods in intelligent processing of visual media

    by Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Peking University, Fudan University, Sun Yat-sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong University

  • Advanced clothing functional design CAD technologies

    by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhejiang University, Sun Yat-sen University

  • B-ultrasound colour image analyzer for upgrading early generations of B-ultrasound scanners

    by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Science and Technology of China

  • Fetal ECG System that provides early warning of abnormal fetal development

    by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University

  • Imaging Colour Measurement (ICM) System for textile and garment industry

    by Zhejiang University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Speech synthesizer using brainwave

    by Tsinghua University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Structural health monitoring in long-span spatial structures under complex environment

    by Zhejiang University, Southeast University

Joint Research Centres and Laboratories

Joint research centres have been formed among the ISTA member universities to strengthen the research capabilities on specific technological areas.

Examples of Joint Research Centres and Laboratories

Conferences, Exchange & Study Missions

ISTA organizes regular conferences and study missions for member universities to foster academic and intellectual interflow.

Conferences : Major corporations are invited to present topics on high-tech areas and requirements on business partnership for commercialization of technologies and products. In addition, renowned academic leaders are invited to share their experiences in management leadership and innovation strategy in higher education institutions.

Seminars and Training Sessions : Topics include investment risks, financial management, organizational structure and strategies of raising capital for high-tech ventures.

Study Missions : The itinerary includes visits to member universities and high-tech organizations