What's LEAP
為培育臺灣高階科技創新創業人才,引領臺灣高品質人才連結未來世界以建立我國創新平臺, 科技部推動「博士創新之星計畫」,選派具創新創業企圖心之高階人才赴美國、法國及以色列等企業、 新創公司以及知名學研機構進行專案合作研習6-12個月。希望藉此開拓我國高階人才之能力與創新思維, 並透過參與當地創新創業或相關社群活動,建立我國與海外創新資源之連結, 並在返臺後能對臺灣產業或學研界有所貢獻。
To cultivate high-level scientific and technological talents with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and connect them with the world to strengthen Taiwan’s innovation platform, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) launches the "LEAP Program" to send Taiwan’s high-quality talents to various corporations, startups, or research institutes in the U.S., France, and Israel for 6 to 12 months. We hope that through this program, high-quality talents can develop strategic thinking and entrepreneurship skills, connect with local innovation and startup related communities and activities so that Taiwan can establish stronger networks with innovative resources worldwide. We also expect LEAP Fellows to make contributions from what they learned to domestic industries after they return to Taiwan.
  • CytoLumina Technologies Corp. is dedicated to expanding precision medicine through the development of nanotechnology-enabled rare-cell capture and sorting platforms. The company is focused on making dramatic improvements in patient quality of life by developing assays that capture rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a standard blood sample.

  • mFluiDx is aiming to develop the ultra-low cost, automated point-of-care DNA diagnostic assay for small clinics. In small clinics, such as primary care out-patient clinics, disease diagnosis is typically done by observing symptoms or using paper-strip antibody tests. However, these methods have poor sensitivity compared to DNA diagnostics.  Highly sensitive molecular DNA tests (PCR) are not often used because of cost and the need to send tests off-site resulting in a slow turnaround time (several days).


    mFluiDx is a UC Berkeley spinoff startup developing Gates Foundation funded low-cost microfluidic diagnostic technologies capable of on-site multi-target isothermal DNA detection of infectious diseases with simple operation and ~100X lower cost than PCR setups. We aim to create assays that can be deployed in decentralized settings, are as simple and cheap as paper tests, yet have DNA level sensitivity for onsite diagnosis.


    mFluiDx has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists from a global competition of 900 startups at Techcrunch’s Startup Battlefield, it has participated the world’s leading biotech startup accelerator (Indiebio Accelerator). It was selected as top 6 early stage startups among all 10 UC campuses. It ranked top 3% among America’s biotech grant applicants. We look forward to work with trainees that can work with us long term and is excited in joining mFluiDx’s vision for next generation diagnostics. 

    More info can be found in this video link (CITRIS Foundry demo day pitch): https://youtu.be/WSEKyGikUKU

  • Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.

  • Chirp Microsystems is bringing ultrasound to everyday products. Chirp’s piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers enable products that perceive the three-dimensional world we live in. Combined with Chirp’s embedded software library, these sensors enable new user interfaces for wearables, IoT and smart-home, virtual reality and augmented reality (AR/VR), and many more products. Learn more at www.chirpmicro.com. Chirp is located in vibrant downtown Berkeley near UC Berkeley.

    Founded in 2013, Chirp Microsystems, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures a line of extremely low power, ultrasonic 3D-sensing solutions for consumer electronics, smart homes, industrial automation, and much more.

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海外優秀企業的成功秘訣,現在你有機會一探究竟!
透過參與博士創新之星LEAP計畫的海外高科技企業,一年的實習機會將連結世界新創領域的脈動, 提供您未來投入國內產業或學研界,更具前瞻性的視野與能力。 研習期間學員除專業研習外,更能在國際新創聚落落實社群交流,協助您發掘自己全方位的潛能、提升競爭力, 再造人生新巔峰。
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Now you have the opportunity to find out the secret of the success of overseas excellent companies!
Through overseas high-tech enterprises participating in the LEAP Program, a one-year talent-circulation opportunity will help you connect with the pulse of the world's startup fields and provide you with a more forward-looking vision and ability to contribute to domestic industries or academic research communities in the future. During the Program period, LEAP Fellows can not only boost professional skills but also expand community networks in international innovative hubs. In short, the LEAP Program helps you explore your full potential and enhance your competitiveness.
前進世界知名大學、遇見國際頂尖人才,激發出你最深層的潛能!
透過博士創新之星LEAP計畫合作的知名學研機構,完整一年的實習機會與訓練、跨領域團隊合作等各種機制, 突破自我、發掘潛能。並藉由各學研機構當地之新創產業相關活動的參與、與成功新創家交流的機會, 深化人脈的連結,培養產學合作及創業能力,開拓職涯新發展。
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Go to the world-renowned universities and meet top international talents to inspire your deepest potential!
Through the well-known academic research institutes cooperating with the LEAP program, a full-year internship and training provides you the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teamwork and other mechanisms to develop your potential to achieve a substantial breakthrough. You will also get to communicate with successful entrepreneurs, deepen the connection with people, cultivate industry-university cooperation, and entrepreneurial capabilities through joining local startup-related activities held by various academic research institutes to open up new career development.
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