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Diffusion of the Outcomes

Dissemination of Tangible Research Accomplishments

Enterprise Support

HR Support for SMEs

Purpose of Project

Supply of Government-funded Research Institute(GRI)s’ excellent human resources and equipment; life-cycle support of R&D work based on companies' demands; resolution of shortage of high-level research human resources to reinforce R&D capabilities and to create research job opportunities for scientists and engineers, while GRIs serve as advanced R&D bases

Details of Project

01Provision of Demand-Based R&D Technology Services

Objectives

  • To provide customized R&D services based on the technological demands of small and medium-sized companies, and strong medium-sized enterprises, by utilizing GRIs' experts

Details

  • The technological problems that companies have are inspected and R&D technological support is provided according to the demands, supplying technological experts for the NST to serve as a bridge between companies and GRIs.
  • The GRIs' experts are matched with technological problems inspected by R&D specialists, and joint research is implemented for problems requiring R&D work.

02Fostering GRIs' Family Companies to Global Small-Sized Enterprises

Objectives

  • To discover and analyze the technological demands of family companies and provide tight support to foster them to be global technological innovation type strong small-sized enterprises

    * GRIs' “family companies” refers to the small and medium-sized companies selected by GRIs as those having high growth potential. They include partner companies and shoulder-to-shoulder companies.

Details

  • Intensive fostering plan: Among the family companies, those having high growth potential are selected to foster as global strong medium-sized enterprises by providing concentrated support (intensively fostered companies)

    * Other family companies are classified as 'regularly supported companies' and 'technological problem-tackling companies.'

  • Operation guidelines: To increase the convenience and accessibility of GRIs' technological support system for companies that have technological demands, common guidelines about the company support system are prepared and revised.
  • Education for reinforcing R&D capabilities: An educational program oriented to companies that have technological demands is provided to strengthen the R&D human resources foundation, which is the core of technological innovation.

    * Educational programs about individual GRIs' expertise and common research capabilities are provided in connection with the Korea Institute of R&D Human Resource Development (KIRD).

03Support of Research Human Resources Dispatched from Public Research Institutes

Objectives

  • Research human resources are dispatched from public research institutes to increase the technological innovation capabilities of small and medium-sized companies.

Details

  • Target of support : Technological innovation or management innovation type small and medium-sized companies and venture companies having an attached research institute
  • Method of support : Research human resources are dispatched from public research institutes to small and medium-sized companies.
  • Details of support : 50% of wages of the dispatched human resources is supported by the government (one researcher to each company; for a maximum of 3 years)

    * The period of support may be extended once, by three years.

Support of Research Human Resources Dispatched from Public Research Institutes
Item Governmental support Companies' share
Initial 3 years of company support 50% of the standard wage to the supported human resources is provided by the government. 50% of the standard wage to the supported human resources is provided by the company.
Extension for 3 years 40% of the standard wage to the supported human resources is provided by the government. 60% of the standard wage to the supported human resources is provided by the company.

04Support for Employment of New Masters and Doctors

Objectives

  • To support the employment by small and medium-sized companies of new masters and doctors in science and engineering as research human resources to address the insufficiency of research human resources and to improve the R&D capabilities of companies

Details

  • Target of support : Small and medium-sized companies having an attached research institute (or department devoted to R&D)
  • Method of support : Support of the employment of new researchers in science and engineering by small and medium-sized companies
  • Details of support : 50% of annual reference wage (two researchers to each company; for a maximum of 3 years)
Support for Employment of New Masters and Doctors
Item Master Doctor
Reference annual wage 40 million KRW 50 million KRW
Annual governmental support 20 million KRW 25 million KRW

* Reference annual wage: (Base salary +Fixed monthly allowance, excluding retirement allowance) x 12 months. The companies receive funds from the government.

Implementation System

  • Provision of Demand-Based Customized R&D Technology Services

    Ministry of Science and ICT(Discovery of supporting policies for small and medium-sized companies and improvement of relevant systems)->NST - National Research Council of Science & Technology(Transfer of policy guidelines for supporting small and medium-sized companies and transfer of budget,Transfer of R&D demands, support of accomplishments, and handling of problems of small and medium-sized companies)->Sharing of submitted information and matching with GRIs(25 GRIs in science and technology
(Provision of customized support through GRIs projects and 341 employees devoted to projects), One-stop services based on empathy with companies-Support of commercialization planning, Development of core technologies, Provision of solutions to problems, Joint utilization of equipment, Support of commercialization, Support of human resources and education)) -> Submission of support demands to one-stop services based on empathy with companies (1379) and GRIs departments devoted to the support of small and medium-sized companies(GRIs family companies, Companies participating in GRIs technology community, Companies participating in 12 regional technology communities)

  • Fostering of GRIs Family Companies as Global Strong Small-Sized Enterprises

    Group 1 : GRIs Family Companies, Research Institutes Affiliated with Companies, Group 2 : NST - National Research Council of Science & Technology, Group 3 : Technology innovation evaluation group, R&D expert group, 25 GRIs / STEP 1 : Submission of R&D technology demands of small and medium-sized companies - Demand proposal / STEP 2 : Evaluation of R&D demands for customized source technologies - Evaluation result / STEP 3 : Inspection of technology commercialization capabilities : Application for capability inspection / STEP 4 : GRIs support for joint R&D projects-Result of inspection