Sponsor and Participants
Ministry of Science and ICT of Korea (MSIT)
The Ministry of Science and ICT focus efforts on accelerating innovation across the whole society through building an environment that promotes autonomous and audacious research, securing source technologies and growth engines, and converging science and technology with ICT.
Former and Current Participants
The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
The National Research Foundation of Korea, established on June 26, 2009 by integrating the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, the Korea Research Foundation, and the Korea Foundation for International Cooperation of Science & Technology, is Korea's representative research management institution, aiming to improve the efficiency and advancement of the national basic research support system covering all academic fields.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, a global ICT research institute established in 1976, has been putting forth immense efforts to provide Korea with remarkable growth in the field of ICT. By unceasingly developing the world’s first and best technologies, ETRI has helped Korea become one of the top ICT nations globally. ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information, Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies.
The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)
The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials is a government funded research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and was launched in 1976 as the Korea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals. The chief mission continues to be accelerating technological advances in mechanical engineering, in particular for testing and inspecting the reliability of materials and mechanical components and systems. KIMM focuses its research efforts on developing fundamental key technologies in wide ranging areas from the nano-scale to large-scale system engineering such as nano-imprinting, eco-friendly maglev train ECOBEE, environment and production system engineering among many others. By developing and commercializing the cutting edge fusion technologies, KIMM seeks to help improve the quality of everyday life for the public. With forward looking technologies, KIMM will build up a mutually beneficial environment with industries and will do its best to fulfill our social responsibility as a public research institute.
The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)
The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology was established in 1976 for R&D of chemical technology in Korea. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) has fueled the growth of Korea's chemical industry. The main roles of KRICT are developing environmentally-friendly chemical process technology, developing high value-added green chemical materials, discovering novel drug candidates for disease treatment, developing green chemical convergence technology as a new growth engine and building and operating public infrastructure to support chemical enterprises.
The Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
The Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning was established in 1987 to provide future vision and strategies, as well as promote technology innovation by supporting the full cycle of Korea’s national R&D system, including S&T planning, budget allocation and coordination, and R&D evaluation. The main roles of KISTEP are foresight and future strategy for science & technology, science and technology policy planning and coordination, coordination of government R&D programs and budget allocation, evaluation of national R&D program performance, global S&T cooperation & collaboration and feasibility study on national R&D programs.
The Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (IPET)
The Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is a quasi-government institute under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. IPET was established on 2.10.2009 to efficiently support the planning, management and evaluation of R&D projects in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Science and Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Its major functions are "Support for the establishment of comprehensive plans and policy to develop and advance science and technology in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries", "Implementation of R&D planning, management, and evaluation of science and technology in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries" and "Development of R&D human resources in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries".
The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT)
The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology is a government-sponsored research institute established with a goal of conducting comprehensive research in land and infrastructure technology, developing cutting-edge technologies for safer and more convenient SOC construction, contributing to the establishment and execution of government policy regarding land and infrastructure, and providing the technology needed to solve the problems private construction companies face. KICT is focusing on the development of low-carbon and low-energy green homes and ecological urban technologies to ensure environmentally-friendly construction, while also studying techniques to cope with disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and building fires (events that are related to public safety).
The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
The Korea Internet & Security Agency, established in 2004, is the Ministry of Science, ICT's sub-organization dealing with the allocation and maintenance of South Korea's IPv4/IPv6 address space (and the related WHOIS information), Autonomous System Numbers, and the .kr country code top-level domain (ccTLD). It also is responsible for security of the public internet within South Korea, and runs the country's computer emergency response team. Other activities include, but are not limited to, promotion of safe internet usage and internet culture, detecting and analyzing malware/viruses on the web, education about internet and cyber security, and various other cyber security issues.