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The goals of RIIT organization are to serve national interests and meet industrial demands for advanced technologies. As its major source of funding for its sustainable research endeavor, RIIT has led and participated in numerous projects proposed to the government and industry. The ownership of these advanced technologies is also parallel with its mission to advance Tsinghua into a world-class university.

With its focused organizational structure, RIIT is well positioned to take on large projects such as those funded by government. Since its establishment, RIIT has undertaken large research programs funded by the central government such as programs of 863, 973, and the Natural Science Foundation. In 2008, 31 of its 85 projects were government-sponsored. Examples of completed government projects include “Component-based OS for Pervasive Computing”, “UWB Wireless Transmission Technology”, and “Network Processor Design and Prototype”. Some on-going government projects are the “Virtual Network Based Mobile Computing Mode Study”, “MIMO Forward Transmission Technology in Distributive Wireless Communication”, and “Behavior Mode and Interfering Technology for Traffic Participants”.

Industry- funded projects are conducted through either joint research labs or research contracts. Joint research labs are team-structured and application- focused; they are a larger part of RIIT. Combining a research center’s competence with customer-oriented mindset, joint research labs have attracted myriad corporations to form alliances. Research contracts are collaboration models suited for well-defined and less-scaled projects. In 2008, 54 out of its 85 projects were industry sponsored. Examples of industry funded projects are “Voiceprint Recognition Technology”, “Mobile Terminal Product for Terrestrial Broadcasting DTV Systems”, and “MIMO Gigabit Microwave Communication System Development”.

The research output by RIIT has received national recognition. Research on TDS-OFDM won the first prize of Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award and second prize of China National Technology Invention Award. The terrestrial digital TV transmission technology DMB-T has been adopted as the major technical components of China’s terrestrial DTV standard. In 2007, RIIT was granted with 19 patents, and in 2008 with 12. Two out of its patent pool have received royalty agreements valued at approximately 1.1 million RMB.

RIIT is a fast growing organization. The total research funding has increased seven fold over the past 5 years. It has become the main outlet channel of Tsinghua University’s research in information technologies and has established itself as one of the most prestigious research institutes in the country, which position itself well for the next phase of growth, to the forefront of the international technological community.




【2010-04-19】【Read :