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Convergence Research Committee

Composing the Ecosystem for Convergence

Convergence Research Projects

Convergence Clusters

Objectives

Excavating and planning tasks to develop future leading technology and solve national social problems through cooperation and convergence and providing support for the creation of new industries through cooperation with domestic and foreign leading research institutes in order to build open ecosystem for GRIs

Details

01Convergence research team

Purpose

  • Inducing the realization of creative economy by developing future growth engines and solving national and social problems through open on-site convergence research

Specifics

  • The convergence research team executes tasks in a cohesive manner, and after the completion of tasks, researchers return to their original institutes. The managing institute is limited to the member GRIs of NST.
  • Support Targets: more than 2 GRIs of NST and convergence research team in which industries, academia, and researchers participate
  • Support Contents: classified in future leading-type and commercialization-type
Specifics table
Category Future Leading-Type Future Leading-Type
Project Type R&D project for solving national and social problems
and developing future leading technology
R&D project for responding to the market demand
and drawing the participation of companies
Organization of
Research Team
Participation of more than 2 GRIs, universities,
and industries
Participation of more than 2 GRIs, universities,
and industries (mandatory)
Provision of research space and administrative support for the smooth operation of convergence
research team by the supervisory institution in which the convergence research team has been established
(concentration duty is limited to GRIs)
Research Details Ensuring the scale of contents that can be carried out the convergence research by 3~40 doctoral researchers of GRIs
Project Period Longest 3+3 years

* Step 1: evaluation after conducting research
Step 2: decision whether or not to run

3 years
Budget Size
of Project
Expense (A+B): around 10 billion won / year
  • NST funding support (A): 5~6 billion won
  • nstitute's share in expense (B): more than 50% of the NST funding support

* Participating companies' share in expense: more than 10% of A (more than 10% in cash)

Promotion System of the Convergence Research Team

02Creative convergence research project (CAP)

Purpose

  • Supporting small and medium convergence research projects for ensuring creative source technology on the basis of autonomous convergence research planning of GRI

Specifics

  • Support Target: participation of more than 2 GRIs of NST
  • Support Scale: 1~2 billion won / a project (3 + 2~3 years / two-stage support)

Promotion Method

  • Bottom-up selection and promotion of projects on the basis of the convergence technology proposals of GRIs

03Civil-Military Intergration Research Project

Purpose

  • Supporting national defense R&D to link the basic source technology of GRIs with national defense science and technology

Specifics

  • Support Target: tasks jointly planned by GRIs that possess technology that can be linked with national defense science and technology and ADD Support Scale: 600 million won / a project (3 year support)
  • Support Scale: 600 million won / a project (3 year support)

Promotion Method

  • Selection and promotion of tasks through the bottom-up planning through the cooperation between GRIs and ADD

04National and social problem-solving project (NAP)

Purpose

  • To strengthen the research functions focused on the enhancement of national and social problem-solving feature and the national roles out of the unique functions of GRIs

Specifics

  • Support Target: research team in which more than 2 GRIs participate
  • Support Scale: 2billion won / a project (3 + 3 years / 2-step support)

Promotion Method

  • Top-down 2-step research (basic and fundamental research of the first step and applied research of the second step) for suggesting solutions to pending national and social issues

※ NAP project is expected to expand to future leading convergence research team project after the establishment of NST

05Convergence commercialization research project

Purpose

  • To support research projects that can be commercialized in the short term through convergence research

Specifics

  • Support Target: research team in which more than 2 GRIs participate, and mandatory participation of enterprises
  • Support Scale: 1 billion won / a project (support within 2 years)

Promotion Method

  • Two Track strategy utilizing bottom-up technology demand proposals and the network of GRIs
    • Track 1: demand survey on the technology needed by SMEs, and proposing projects by matching GRIs with demanding companies through the technology proposals of GRIs

      ※ Demand survey: KOITA, KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association, and plus SMEs Support Center if necessary

    • Track 2: composing projects by leveraging the cooperation network of GRIs

※ The convergence commercialization project is expected to expand to the commercialization convergence research team project after the establishment of NST