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Professor begins successful startup with NT$300 million raised in the seed round
Led by Dr. Chiu-Chung Young, the team behind the innovative "Rapid waste recycling, turning leftovers to organic fertilizer" technology initiative received a total investment of NT$300 million from Diamond BioFund Inc. and Mega Investment Group, a truly astonishing break-through for the commercialization of this technology. Dr. Young is a professor at National Chung Hsing University and is also an elected member of Academia Sinica. He and his team recognize the potential for various business opportunities in the environmental protection market, including in the organic fertilizer market worth an estimated NT$7.2 billion in Taiwan and as much as NT$1 trillion worldwide.
"The Ministry of Science and Technology hopes that through TRUST-U, a matching service provided by the TSI, the ministry may facilitate successful application of connections between academia and industry. Diamond BioFund Inc. has decided to invest NT$300 million in Dr. Young's project 'Rapid waste recycling, turning leftovers to organic fertilizer.' This is a great demonstration of our matching service," said Chen Liang-gee, Minister of Science and Technology.