AIRS forms strategic partnerships with leading companies in relevant areas by establishing joint research centers with the partners, integrating AIRS’s accumulation of cutting-edge technology with the superior resources of the cooperative enterprises in the market and production scale. This bilateral cooperation helps to facilitate researchers from AIRS to gain deep understanding of the business and engineering needs of companies. Effective projects can then be initiated to address these needs.
In addition, AIRS will also establish an in-house incubator to host entrepreneurs in residence so they can interact with AIRS researchers and engineers to brainstorm ideas, license technologies developed at AIRS, and develop prototypes in the office space provided by AIRS. Successful teams can raise next round of funds from VCs collaborating with AIRS, and “graduate” from AIRS incubator to launch their start-up.