The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) jointly hosted the Nano Convergence Korea Show 2017 at the Ramada Seoul Hotel on Nov. 23, providing an opportunity to communicate among nano convergence industry, academic and research circles, and share information and achievements.
The show, which attracted about 200 people from the nano convergence industry, academic and research circles, consisted of diverse events, including the presenting of government policies on nano convergence, industry outlooks and sharing achievements in the nano sector.
During the event, those who made contributions to the development of nano technologies and the industry were presented with the MOTIE minister’s award and the MSIT minister’s award.
Nano Solution Director Moon Ho-jong, Daewha Alloytech Executive Vice President Hwang Geum-chul, Park Min, a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Science and Technology, and Jun Kun-yong, a senior researcher at the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) received the MOTIE minister’s award.
Amogreetech Senior Executive Vice President Song Yong-sup, Shin Kyung-ho, a senior researcher at the KIST, Park Hae-sun, a department chief at the Korea Nano Technology Research Society, and Ajun University’s team were honored with the MSIT minister’s prize.
During the event, the MOTIE and the MSIT announced the direction of government support for the nano convergence sector in 2018, holding a public hearing on strategies to upgrade nano convergence. They released the top 10 technologies developed in 2017.
The MOTIE and the MSIT also contributed to researchers’ and businessmen’s plans to conduct R&D and commercialization.
Chairman Lee Byung-gu gave a lecture on the future outlook of the industrialization of the high-nano technology sector, titled “4th Industrial Revolution and Neruomorphic A.I.” The event showcased new technologies and commercialization outcomes in the nano convergence sector. They included KIST Dr. Woo Sung-hoon’s next-generation semiconductor that will lead the 4th Industrial Revolution, and a Nano Solution’s success story of commercializing a technology by producing a coating agent using single-walled carbon nanotube.
The participants shared innovative practices on nano convergence, announced by Park Jong-gu, head of the Nano Convergence Business Team.
Director General for System Industry Lee Seung-woo of the MOTIE said, “The nano convergence industry’s roles of addressing technical dilemma of mainstay industries and creating new demand are significant, and (the government) will aggressively support the nano convergence industry so that excellent research outcomes of the nano technology sector may lead to production of items and commercialization, contributing to the development of future society.”
Director General Kim Jung-won of the R&D Policy Bureau at the MSIT said, “Combining nano technology and other diverse technologies will emerge as core technologies that will lead innovation in a new era.”