2019 Seoul S&T Forum
Now in its 7th incarnation, the Seoul Science and Technology (“Seoul S&T”) Forum is a platform for discussing and reinforcing S&T’s role in inclusive and sustainable development. It offers compelling content as well as opportunities for interacting with key stakeholders in various fields.
Previous Seoul S&T forums focused on the following:
- International Cooperation Related to Compiling Resources for Global Green Growth (2010 and 2011)
- The Importance of Role for GRIs in Sharing S&T Resources (2012)
- Creative R&DB for Inclusive and Sustainable Development of Global Community (2013)
- New Vision for Global R&DB (2014)
- STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) for Better Life (2016)
This year’s forum will focus on the Critical Role of Innovation Clusters: Addressing Policy Issues and Challenges for Inclusive Growth, and will cover Public-Private-Partnership strategies for turning Seoul’s Hongneung area into a world-class innovation cluster.
Recently, Hongneung was officially designated as an innovation cluster by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), in collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to KIST headquarters, this cluster consists of a dozen universities, 7 public research institutes, and 2 university hospitals. Its annual funding is set at 12.3 billion USD, and its wealth of human resources includes 5,500 PhD-level researchers and 120,000 university students (104,000 domestic + 16,000 foreign). As per MSIT’s suggestion, the Hongneung Clustering Executive Group (HCEG) was officially installed at KIST in 2018, and KIST’s vice president was appointed director general to represent the 17 institutions involved in the group. In light of all this, the 2019 Seoul S&T Forum will consider the various perspectives of policymakers, researchers, international development professionals, R&DB specialists, and business owners in order to derive important lessons by analyzing benchmarked case studies.
The 2019 Seoul S&T Forum will be held on November 6 & 7, 2019, at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Korea. It will consist of three sessions on the first day (November 6), followed by a panel discussion and wrap-up session on the morning of the second day (November 7). In each session, three to four 30-minute presentations will be given by representatives from each institution focusing on strategies for addressing current S&T policy issues and challenges.
|Day 1. Wed., Nov. 6, 2019|
|10:30am~11:00am||Opening Session (Keynote Address)|
|11:00am~12:30pm||Session 1 (Governance & Institution)|
|2:00pm~3:50pm||Session 2 (Collaboration & Alliance)|
|4:20pm~5:50pm||Session 3 (Start-up & Scale-up)|
|Day 2. Thu., Nov. 7, 2019|
|10:00am~11:30am||Wrap-up Session |
Hongneung Clustering Executive Group Presentation
Session I: Governance and Institution
The main discussion of session 1 will be on what characterizes industry-university-institute collaboration in innovation clusters, and why is mutual benefit and proper governance essential for success.
Session II: Collaboration and Alliance
Session 2 aims to review how research cooperation is created in global innovation clusters, especially in the biomedical field.
Session III: Start-up and Scale-up
Session 3 will focus on how global innovation clusters create added value and new business opportunities through technological innovation.
This event is being hosted by the
National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST)
Organized by the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, INNOPOLIS Foundation, and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and ICT (MSIT)