In 1979, Institute for Information Industry ( III ) was incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors, to support the development/applications of the information industry as well as the information society in Taiwan.
Besides technology advancement, III’s mission has evolved from Information Technology (IT) to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development with a wide social coverage.
Since its inception, III has been a source of vision, innovation and technological excellence. It is a major contributor to Taiwan’s development into a significant player in the global ICT industry. Whilst dedicated to reinforce industrial development, III has also helped promote full utilization of ICT technologies hence advancing the establishment of a modern information society in Taiwan. As a result, Taiwan ranks 12th in the WEF/GCI (Global Competitiveness Index) and 11th in the WEF/NRI (Network Readiness Index) in 2009-2010.
III’s unique success is attributed to a well-orchestrated cooperation between the government and private sectors, which has drawn attention worldwide (e.g. WEF information technology report 2005 – 2006). Today, with more and more international collaborative projects that offer the benefits of its engineering expertise and management skills, III has been aiding many other countries across the globe to develop their own ICT industries and build their own information infrastructures for economic competitiveness and social development.