UNIST has established an industry-academy cooperation platform with Korea Industrial Complex Corporation (KICOX) to promote technology transfer. The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at UNIST on Thursday, April 20, 2017. In the memorandum of understanding, they promised to lay the foundation for the commercialization of developed technologies.
The primary purpose of this MOU is to help companies grow into a technological innovation enterprise through the transfer of UNIST’s core fundamental technologies and its latest research breakthroughs.
Through this partnership, UNIST will not only disclose its breakthrough technologies, but also seek solutions to the technical problems, faced by the companies and help them strengthen their technological competitiveness.
Earlier today, UNIST also held the Open Lab meeting to directly introduce UNIST’s promising technologies and to provide solutions to the bottleneck issues that companies are facing.
“UNIST will take a leading role in improving the technical skills of the production site of the enterprises through the activation of technical information exchange between industries and academia,” says Professor Franklin Bien (Dean of Public Relations & International Affairs). “We hope this platform will provide a place for the exchange of opinions between industry and academia so that the output from basic research at universities can be utilized by industry.”