UNIST has announced that it has been selected as the ‘2023 Laboratory-Specialized Startup Leading University‘ by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT).
The ‘Laboratory-Specialized Startup Leading University‘ is a project that has been designed to revitalize high-value-added technology innovation based on research achievements and source technologies, possessed by graduate school laboratories. Since 2021, UNIST has been selected as the supervising institute for the initiation phase of the project, turning various research outcomes of students into successful technology-based businesses and startups and producing 10 excellent lab startups over the past two years.
Through this selection, UNIST will receive about 1 billion KRW in annual government project expenses over the next two years to discover and foster laboratory start-ups. A total of 18 teams of innovative start-up laboratories have been selected on their own, and BM advancement, follow-up R&D, and practical start-up education will be conducted for the laboratory.
In addition, UNIST operates this project in conjunction with the ‘Public Technology-Based Market-Linked Venture Support Project,’ which supports the commercialization of research results in university laboratories and the ‘Inopolis Campus Project,’ which aims to discover and foster prospective founders. Through this, various support measures will be prepared so that prospective startups based on laboratory technology can grow step by step.