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Formation of Research Cooperation Ecosystem

Convergence Research

International Cooperation

Purpose of Project

  • To promote systematic convergence research work focused on relevant Government-funded Research Institute(GRI)s to solve national social issues as well as technical issues in industry and to develop source and leading technologies.
  • To promote convergence research work focused on relevant GRIs after the integration of the NST (July, 2014), to tear down the walls among GRIs and produce large-scale research accomplishments.
  • Convergence research project interconnection process

Convergence Pilot Study:Planning of convergence research projects through preliminary and empirical validation of convergence research optics and solution proposals; Increase of integrity of research methods -> Convergence Research Center:Solving pending national and social issues experienced by citizens as well as large-scale technical issues in industry -> Convergence cluster:Activation of substantial convergence research and establishment of convergence research culture through support for the establishment of open-type research planning system between GRIs -> Creative Allied Project:Development of source technologies and leading technologies as well as attempts to overcome technical limitations through adventurous and innovative convergence research

Details of Project

  • 01 Civilian-Military Convergence Research Projects
  • 02 Convergence Cluster Projects
  • 03 Civilian-Military Convergence Research Projects
  • 04 Convergence Pilot Study
  • 05 Convergence Cluster Projects

01Convergence Research Center

Objectives

  • Solvingnational,social and industrialIssue Developingfundamental technologies
  • Conducting demand-oriented R&D with the participation of industries

Details

Conducting demand-oriented R&D with the participation of industries
Item Future-Leading Program Commercialization Program
Purpose of Research
  • Solvingnational,social and industrialIssue Developingfundamental technologies
  • Conducting demand-oriented R&D with the participation of industries
Organization
  • More than 2 GRIs (of NST)
  • Domestic/overseas industries, academia and research institutions
  • More than 2 GRIs (of NST)
  • Domestic/overseas industries, academia and research institutions. (Participation ofindustry is essential)
Period of support
  • Within 6 years. (3+3)
  • Within 3 years
Funding Scale
  • About 4~8 billion KRW each year
    - NST support fund : Maximum 5billion KRW for each project
    - GRI matchin fund : more than half of NST’s)
Leading Principle
  • Main GRI of CRC should provide space for research and administrative support
  • Researcher of GRI should participate more than 70% of research participation rate
  • On-Site duty applied to GRI researchers only

Current State of Affairs

Current State of Affairs
Type Selected
Year
Center Name Assignment Name
Future-Leading
Program
2014 Center for Convergent Chemical Process(CCP) Large-scale convergence plant technology for procurement of energy and chemical feedstock
2015 Diagnosis, Treatment, Care(DTC) Development of Solution for Diagnosis, Treatment and Care system of Dementia
2015 Knowledge-converged Super Brain(KSB) Core technology development of knowledge-converged super brain with self-learning engines
2015 Development of Mineral Resources(DMR) Development of integrated mineral resources technologies in Korean Peninsula
2015 Future Energy Plant(FEP) Development of the high-efficiency low-emission future energy production technology
2016 Convergent Solution for Emerging Virus Infection(CEVI) Convergent solution for emerging virus infection
Commercialization
Program
2014 Under Ground Safety(UGS) Development of IoT-based urban underground utility monitoring and management system
2015 Smart Farm Solution(SFS) Development of total solution-based technology for commercialization of smart farm
2015 Customized I-Medicine(CiM) Development of stem cell-derived fusion personalized therapy
2015 Metal 3D Priting(M3P) Development of a high performance 3D printing system and material for the practical application of industry
2016 Multi Disaster Countermeasures Organization(MDCO) Development of integrated cyber physical system for high rise building and complex facilities using open platform

02Creative Allied Project

Objectives

  • Developing fundamental technologies and breaking the limits of technology through challenging and innovative convergence research

Details

Creative Allied Project
Item Detail
Contents of Research
  • The project, that satisfies each GRI’s own mission and the direction of national S&T policy
  • SM-sized convergence researches, which can break the technical limits of SMEs
Qualification for application
  • More than 2 GRIs (of NST)
  • Domestic/overseas industries, academia and research institutions
Period of support
  • Within 5 years. (3+2) : Developing fundamental technologies
  • Within 3 years. : SM-sized PJTs against SMEs’ technical barriers
Funding Scale
  • About 2 billion KRW each year

    • NST support fund : 1.4 billion KRW
    • GRI matching fund : 600 million KRW)

03Civilian-Military Convergence Research Projects

Objectives

  • To form a life-cycle civilian-military convergence technology ecosystem to activate cooperation between the private sector and the military and contribute to the production of substantial technological convergence.

Details

  • Targets of support : Projects performed by participation of two or more GRIs of the NST and participants from industry, universities, and research institutes.
Civilian-Military Convergence Research Projects
Item Detail
Contents of Research
  • Support of R&D work for GRI technologies applicable to practical national defense and national defense science and technology
Period of support
  • Within 3 years
Funding Scale
  • About 800 million KRW yearly for each project

04Convergence Pilot Study

Objectives

  • Supporting pilot studies to validate research topics &ideas prior to the large-scale of convergence research

Details

Convergence Pilot Study
Item Detail
Contents of Research
  • Preceding research to confirm the validity of research topics and core ideas before conducting the large scale of convergence research
  • Presenting the problems in accord with the theme of convergence research, problem solving method using convergence technology
  • Supporting the experiment, analysis, or prototype production to verify the validity of problem solving method
Qualification for application
  • Research Group, consist of more than 2GRI(of NST)’s researcher
Research Team
  • About 5 researchers
Period of support
  • Within 1 year
Funding Scale
  • About 200 million KRW each year (No GRI’s matching fund)

05Convergence Cluster Projects

Objectives

  • To support the establishment of open-type research planning system among GRIs to activate substantial convergence research and to bolsters convergence culture

Details

  • Targets of support : Research groups consisting of researchers from two or more GRIs of the NST
Convergence Cluster Projects
Item Multidisciplinary convergence cluster Creative convergence cluster
Contents of Research
  • Technology information exchanges activities are performed through workshops and seminars of individual convergence clusters.
  • Convergence research items are discovered and new convergence research projects are planned.
Funding Scale 50 million KRW each year(No GRI’s matching fund) 5 million KRW each year(No GRI’s matching fund)
Type of project Topics of knowledge-sharing and convergence studies are discovered through multidisciplinary research exchange between areas of science and technology or between science and technology with areas in humanities, sociology, art, etc. Young researchers from GRIs lead projects to support the network by extending communication between researchers and performing exchange between research areas.
Period of project Within 2 year Within 1 year
Funding Scale 50 million KRW each year(No GRI’s matching fund) 5 million KRW each year(No GRI’s matching fund)