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Memorandum of Understanding signed by NCKU DLT Lab of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and WZL of RWTH Aachen Univer-sity, Germany

On November 7, 2018 the WZL of RWTH Aachen University, represented by Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing. Daniel Trauth, and the NCKU DLT Lab, represented by Prof. Kun-Ta Chuang, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Both entities have agreed to cooperate under the project name WZL x NCKU x IOTA PoC in the field of Internet of Everything, Internet of Production and distributed ledger technology-driven Data Economy. The aim of the WZL x NCKU x IOTA PoC is to identify the limits and challenges in the area of Education, Consultancy and Research & Development. The Industrial IOTA Lab Aachen (IILA) and the Blockchain Industry and Innovation Lab (BiiLabs) are also involved in the MoU. This ensures a secure and trustful IoP solution based on DLT. On November 27, 2018, a delegation from the NCKU DLT Lab visited the WZL and the IILA showroom. The project started in November 2018.

National Cheng Kung University and NCKU DLT Lab
National Cheng Kung University is one of the four internationally top ranked universities in Taiwan and one of the top ranked universities in Asia. The university is best known for its engineering, computer science, medicine, and planning and design. NCKU is generally considered to be a top tier university in Taiwan, along with National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tung University. As of 2018, the QS World University Rankings ranked NCKU 222th overall in the world, 35th in Asia, and 4th in the nation. NCKU DLT Lab’s mission is to build a more open, accessible and fair future with block-chain and distributed ledger technology. It hosts a range of events and research to promote blockchain in the NCKU and Taiwan communities and beyond, largely centered on education, consulting, and innova-tion.NCKU Lab specializes in working with companies to develop strategic approaches to implement blockchain technologies.

RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With nearly 45,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germa-ny. National rankings regularly identify RWTH Aachen as the best university in Germany in the fields of engineering (especially mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering), as well as amongst the top three in computer science, physics, chemistry, and medicine. The 2015 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 12th in the world in mechanical engineering and 53rd in engineering and technology. Internationally, in the 2016 QS Faculty Rankings RWTH Aachen is placed 20 (Mechanical Engineering), 51-100 (Electrical Engineering), =40 (Physics & Astronomy), 36 (Chemical Engineering), 21 (Materials Science), =42 (Chemistry), =26 (Mineral and Mining Engineering. In the 2016 the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings; 29 (Engineering and Technology), 49 (Physical Sciences), 29 (Computer Science).

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)
For more than 100 years, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University has stood for forward-looking research and successful innovations in the field of production technology. Under the direction of the four professors Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh, the WZL conducts research in six areas - manufacturing technology, machine tools, production engineering, gear technology, production metrology and quality management - on the future-oriented design of production in high-wage countries. Together with industry partners from various sectors, the WZL develops solutions for a wide range of production-related topics in both publicly funded and bilateral projects. These activities will be consolidated on the RWTH Aachen Campus in the Cluster Production Technology.

Contact WZL:
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing. Daniel Trauth
Chief Engineer
Tel: +49 241 80-27999

Contact NCKU DLT Lab:
Prof. Kun-Ta Chuang
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Phone: 886-6-2757575 ext. 62556
Email: ktchuang@mail.ncku.edu.tw

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