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Strengthening STI Cooperation between Korea and the EU, Promoting Innovation and the Enhancement of Communication for Technology-related Policy Dialogue (KONNECT)

Objective

The KONNECT project will strengthen STI cooperation between the EU and Republic of Korea, promoting innovation and the enhancement of communication for technology-related policy dialogue. This project brings together seven organizations from the EU and the Republic of Korea to improve and sustain communication between the two regions at the research and policy level and increase the expand the scope of STI networks and activities. The fulfilment of these objectives will improve the overall level of prosperity in both Europe and Korea and contribute to the resolution of natural and societal issues and threats facing the world.

The main activities of the KONNECT project will work towards progressing research in four central fields of mutual interest: Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials, and New Production Technologies (NMP), Green Technology and Secure, Clean, and Efficient Energy (GT), and Biotechnologies (BT). The project's consortium will organise important activities within the set parameters of the project, and focus on key issues such as raising awareness for Horizon 2020, advancing innovation as well as R&D, and expanding joint activities under thematic areas.

Due to the newly announced EU R&D Framework Programme (Horizon 2020) and Korea's upcoming government changeover in 2013, initiating new collaborative activities between the two sides takes on even greater importance. The KONNECT project will be committed to adhering to the following broad objectives: 1) Developing Knowledge-based Infrastructure, 2) Improving Strategic Communication, 3) Raising Awareness to Facilitate Cooperation between the EU and Korea, 4) Enhancing Networking between Science, Technology, and Innovation-focused Actors, and 5) Fostering Innovation-focused Joint Activities. This project will allow Korea to utilise its assets to assist the EU as it works towards achieving its goals for Europe 2020.

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF KOREA
Address
Gajeongno, Yuseong-gu 165
305350 Daejeon
South Korea
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 260 449
Administrative Contact
Myon Jung Kim (Mr.)

Participants (7)

KOREA INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 119 201
Address
Yeoksam-dong 701-7
Seoul
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gitae Shim (Mr.)
KIST EUROPE KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EUROPE FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 548
Address
Universität Des Saarlandes-campus E71
66123 Saarbruecken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jongwoon Hwang (Dr.)
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 545
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zweitze Hofma (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 136 776,75
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
G. Firat Gedikli (Mr.)
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 006
Address
Calle Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Arranz (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 670,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silke Kraus (Ms.)
KOREA INSTITUTE OF S&T EVALUATION AND PLANNING
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 39 804
Address
Mabang Gil - Dongwon Industry Building 11 F Seocho Gu 68
137130 Seoul
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Byoung Min Ahn (Mr.)