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Convergence Research Projects

Composing the Ecosystem for Convergence

Convergence Clusters

Objectives

To induce the settlement of creative convergence culture and the activation of practical convergence research through the establishment of
open research planning system among GRIs

Details

  • Composing convergence clusters centered on NST’s GRIs, universities, and industries and supporting various forms of network activities
    such as forums and seminars
  • Depending on the method of excavating the convergence fields and project sizes, promotion separated into the following three types: initial
    search, industry contact, and mission-linked types

Definitions of convergence clusters by type

Definitions of convergence clusters by type table
Type Definition
Mission-Linked The convergence cluster to act as a virtual laboratory for the purpose of close mutual cooperation between specific
missions of GRIs
Industry Contact The convergence cluster to facilitate the adhesive cooperation of multiple GRIs with industries
Initial Search The convergence cluster to search and attempt new things such as basic sciences and unexplored fields that are
not active both domestically and internationally as well as grafting humanities and social sciences onto science
and technology

Concept Map of Convergence Cluster

Support Scale

0.5~2 million won / a cluster (2-year support)

Support scale table
Initial Search
  • Yearly project budget / project (NST funding): 50 million won
  • Support period: 2 years
  • Participation condition: mandatory participation of one GRI excluding the supervisory institute
  • Field Discovery Method: Bottom-up
  • Population participating in the convergence cluster: around 30 people
Industry Contact
  • Yearly project budget / project (NST funding): 100 million won
  • Support period: 2 years
  • Participation condition: mandatory participation of one GRI excluding the supervisory institute
  • Field Discovery Method: Bottom-up
  • opulation participating in the convergence cluster: around 100 people
Mission-Linked
  • Yearly project budget / project (NST funding): 200 million won
  • Support period: 2 years
  • Participation condition: mandatory participation of 2 GRIs excluding the supervisory institute
  • Field Discovery Method: Top-down
  • Population participating in the convergence cluster: around 200 people