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Former President Robert Wu of Cycling Center Awarded Economic Profession Medal by Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • Published at: 2017-06-20 15:33
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Minister of Economic Affairs, Li Shih-Kuang, awarded the Former President Robert Wu of Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center the Economic Profession Medal on June 15 to honor his outstanding contributions to advancing technology and development of bicycle industry during his six-year (2010-2016) post as the president of Cycling Center.

Mr. Wu’s outstanding achievements include increasing the average unit price of whole bicycle exporting in our country by 71% with an output value maintaining at second highest in the world and promoting an investment amount of more than NTD 24 billion during his six years of service. He held global bicycle design competition and fostered Taiwan to become the“Hub of Global Cycling Original Design” with continuous multiple certification by International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid). He also assisted Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard to formulate the“Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard” (TBIS), which was awarded the 16th National Standardization Award by Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs. While Mr. Wu’s initiation stemmed from the concern of science and technology, he fully supported the development of bicycle for the disabled and sponsored many tour de island activities, creating blue ocean business opportunity for utility bicycle, and was awarded the 4th “National Industrial Innovation Award” by Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2014. Furthermore, he promoted local service innovation model of health and sustainability, serving 66 life locations in 13 cities and counties, and helped Chia-Yi City to receive the 2014 Executive Yuan Service Quality Award. His contribution went further to materialize Velo-city Global to be held for the first time in Asia to increase Taiwan’s international visibility. Mr. Wu’s full support in promoting public bicycle system has resulted in helping YouBike to become a model global public bicycle system with maximum turnover rate.

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