Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association, TW-DIDA
Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association (hereinafter referred to as TW-DIDA) is a non-profit social organization, established according to the laws of the ROC (Taiwan). TW-DIDA began in February, 2017, and was formally founded in July, 2017. With its mission to promote the development of Taiwan’s defense industry. TW-DIDA is dedicated to facilitating interactions between the industry with government officials and academia, such as organizing international meetings, conferences, and seminars. TW-DIDA also conducts strategic researches for providing policy advices relating to the defense industry.
The missions of the TW-DIDA include the following:
Conducting defense industry development strategy research, and providing relevant policy recommendations.
Organizing national and international defense industry collaboration activities.
Hosting international defense industry related meetings, conferences, and seminars.
Facilitating communication with government agencies, and organizing relevant events.
Assisting exchange between the industry and academia by conducting professional trainings and educational activities.
Accepting engagements with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to perform relevant researches and provide consulting and accreditation services.
Assisting the government in preparing proposals concerning the implementation of technology projects in three sectors: legal person, industry, and academia.
TW-DIDA includes three sections: Policy (Aviation), Industry (Shipbuilding), and Information Security. There are 36 domestic enterprises and legal persons (as attachment) registered as current members, including Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology etc. All of the members participated the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2015 and 2016.
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The reasons for establishing the Association
To facilitate the overall economic development of the Country, the Government has drawn up the bluebook for the Defense Industry Policy pivoting on the principal axes of shipbuilding, aerospace and information security.
In response to the Government’s Policy for developing the economics, three key sectors of Taiwan’s private industries for National Defense, shipbuilding, aerospace and information security, voluntarily formed a team to go to the US to consecutively attend the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2015 and 2016, and in the meeting, the team expressed their resolution and readiness to support our Government in developing the National Defense Industry to the US.
In the past two years, the representatives from our Industry attending the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference stayed in close contact both during the meeting and after returning to Taiwan, and are willing to support the Government in seizing the opportunity for upgrading our Defense Industry once again.
The attitude of the above-mentioned industry representatives has been channeled to the Government, and the Government responded positively in the hope of having three sectors of Defense Industry to continually to support the Government and to make recommendations.
To sum up, the Association was planned and organized under the Civil Associations Act to effectively rally the Industry’s strength and support the Government in implementing the Policy so that the influence of the recommendations from the Industry will be strengthened and the resource of the Association will utilized to bring the studies of the Think Tank into full play. It is hoped that the Association will be the point of contact for the communication and coordination between the Government and the Industry for developing the Defense Industry Policy and for carrying out the development of the Defense Industry.