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Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology,  Yong-geun Kim President

KIAT will become a vital center for establishing the nation’s industrial technology ecosystem

The Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology was recently established in May 2009 as a quasi-government institute (a public institute) under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, according to the government’s public institutes advancement plan.

To promote Korea’s industrial development and industrial technology innovation, KIAT will play a crucial role in suggesting R&D strategies for industrial technology through systemic technology planning and policy research. It will also strengthen the competitiveness of the industrial technology ecosystem in Korea by promoting various activities such as transferring and commercializing industrial technology, establishing an industrial technology infrastructure, supporting parts & materials industries, and regionally specialized industries.

As the first president of KIAT, I will do my utmost to help KIAT contribute to the synergy effect of R&D policies by consolidating the infrastructure of industrial technology development, connecting Korea with overseas countries, and embracing universities, research institutes and markets.
I will help KIAT efficiently link and merge various functions and subjects related to R&D, such as manpower, planning, marketing and finance, thereby becoming a vital center for establishing the nation’s industrial technology ecosystem.

I perform my role and mission to my best to help KIAT carry out its key role to increase national competitiveness in terms of manpower, technology and knowledge, while fulfilling its given role to enable Korea to possess the world’s best industrial technologies.
KIAT will lay a solid groundwork for the creation of the highest level of green technology, making Korea a global industrial technology leader.

KIAT will establish systems that will improve the technological innovation competency of individuals, corporations, research institutes, and the government, as constituents of the technological environment. We will provide a venue for communication so that all these constituents can derive optimum results through collaboration.
The launching of KIAT will become a cornerstone of Korea’s future as a technology powerhouse.