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International Technology Cooperation

International Technology Cooperation

KIAT supports Korean business to thrive in the international arena.KIAT supports Korean business to build global networks, access new markets, perform joint projects and research, and access world-leading technology.

International R&D Collaboration

- Manage bi-lateral co-funding R&D programs (Germany, China, France, Spain, Switzerland, etc.)

European International R&D Collaboration

- Facilitate Korean business participation in international multilateral R&D programs such as the European programs of EUREKA, FP, EUROSTAR 2 etc.

- Associate member of Eureka since 2009
- 87 teams of industry-academia-research institute involved in 55 R&D projects

Partnership discovery

- ‘Global Partnership’ program facilitates matchmaking and 1-to-1 meetings between Korean and overseas companies and provides counseling and joint R&BD funding support

- 45 Global Partnership forums held between 2010-2014
- 1681 global companies and research institutes participated and approximately 8,000 consultations held

Technology Commercialization

- Cooperate with overseas technology organizations to facilitate commercialization, overseas technology transfer and market analysis

- Utilize commercialization center such as Steinbeis in Germany and University at Austin Texas IC2
- Utilize technology commercialization networks such as EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) and GCC (Global Commercialization Center)
- Discover overseas partners for domestic firms through global supporting agencies such as Overseas Korean Engineers (Korean Technology Advisory Group, K-Tag)

Industrial technology ODA

- Provide packaged support to build industrial infrastructure for developing countries in 11 specific sectors including agricultural machinery, mold/die, solar, and construction machinery

- Cooperation in technology strategy, human resource, industrial infrastructure

Main Programs

  • 1.International Technology R&D Collaboration Program
  • 2.Global R&BD Program
  • 3.Industrial Technology Cooperation Program
  • 4.Official Development Assistance Program