EU Research & Innovation Day

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea are co-organising the 1st EU Research and Innovation Day in the Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea on 25 March, 2015.  In this event, all EU Member States and their major research and innovation organisations will also participate and share information with Korean counterparts about their policies, programmes and success stories. There will be ample opportunities for networking with present and future partners. Please join our event and experience the excellence of European research and innovation!

EU Research Day

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Seminar: Innovative Growers in the Creative Economy

In the morning of 18 November, KIAT, KITECH and the Netherlands embassy will organize a seminar, where several innovative high tech SME’s from the Netherlands and Korea will present their road to success in the highly competitive semicondutor and mechatronics sector. Through constant investment in R&D, they have become a leader in their specific niche market. In the afternoon, a matchmaking will take place. During 30 minutes’ meetings, you will have the chance to meet one or more of the Dutch companies to discuss possible future business or joint projects.

Date: 18 November, 2013
Time: 09:00 ~ 17:30
Location: Seoul Plaza Hotel
Room: Grand Ballroom

For the seminar and matchmaking, please register online on:

The following Dutch companies will be present:

Admesy (colorimeter, spectrometer, Spectrocolorimeter)
Download 1: Company profile

Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (Regional development agency)
Download 1: Company profile

Lionix (microfluidics, optofluidics, integrated optics, MEMS & micro machining)
Download 1: Company profile

NL Agency (Eureka/FP7 national contact points, EU-subsidy programs, technology matchmaking)

NTS (design, engineering, assembly & production of opto-mechatronic modules & parts)
Download 1: Company profile

Saxion University of Applied Science (nanotechnology)
Download 1: Nano technology

Storgrid (cloud computing, data management, data security)
Download1: Company profile

TNO Industrial Innovation (R&D institute, mechatronics, vacuum technology, prototype development)
Download 1: Company profile
Download 2: References
Download 3: TNO intro (한문)

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Korea seeks to become formal member of European R&D program

South Korea wants to become an official member of Euro Star 2, Europe’s largest research and development program, the Seoul government said Tuesday.

Euro Star 2 is a joint R&D program run by Eureka, a network of 40 countries, mostly European, for the development of industrial technologies. South Korea joined Eureka as an associate member in 2009, becoming the first non-European country in the 40-member network, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. South Korea and Eureka have annually held a special forum since then, with this year’s event set to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from Tuesday.

The ministry said the country and Eureka were set to hold unofficial discussions on the sidelines of the three-day Korea-Eureka Day for South Korea’s formal membership in the Euro Star 2 program by 2020. South Korean institutes have taken part in 41 Euro Star projects, worth 22.7 billion won (US$20.3 million), since 2006, according to the ministry.

For full article, see Yonhap News.

Korea EUREKA Day 2012 takes place in Brussels this year

On 21 March 2012, the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) and the EUREKA Hungarian Chairmanship will hold a “Korea EUREKA Day” for the first time in Brussels. Under the theme of ‘Bringing Korean and European Innovation Together’ this high-level event aims to provide a platform where technology and innovation experts from Europe and Korea can share project concepts for the generation of new proposals and establish new connections. The event will bring together Ministerial representatives from Korea and European Countries, the European Commission, members of the EUREKA Network of national Innovation funding agencies, as well as Korean and European large company CTOs and research institute heads.

The EUREKA Day will be occasion to advance Korean-European cooperation and Innovation. The role of EUREKA in developing this international cooperation and its development in the future will be high on the agenda and will be put into practice through match-making sessions helping interested companies to identify potential consortium partners. Read here the full programme.

To register, please click here.

To go to the Korea Eureka Day 2012 homepage, please click here.