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
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
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
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.
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
Research human resources are dispatched from public research institutes to increase the technological innovation capabilities of small and medium-sized companies.
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
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
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
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
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.
Provision of Demand-Based Customized R&D Technology Services
Fostering of GRIs Family Companies as Global Strong Small-Sized Enterprises
NST, Building A, Sejong National Research Complex, 370, Sicheong-daero, Sejong-si, Korea