South Korea

KR: South Korea  KIAT - Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology

KIAT was founded with the aim of strengthening the innovative capacity of the technology industry andincreasing public awareness of technology. As an affiliated organization under the Korean government’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), KIAT was launched to promote Korea’s industrial development and technology innovation by playing a crucial role in recommending and implementing Korea’s international R&D strategy for industrial technology. Its primary objectives include: analyse policy related to industrial technology innovation; determine medium and long-term planning and resulting analysis related to innovation; establish and enhance the industrial technology infrastructure; the promotion and support of regional industries; regulate provisions of support for the promotion of commercialization and the transfer of technology; and facilitate international cooperation activities for Korean industrial research and development.