Korean scientific cooperation network with the European Research Area

KORANET, the Korean scientific cooperation network with the European Research Area, aimed at intensifying and strengthening S&T cooperation between Korea and Europe. The project started in January 2009 and ended in June 2013. This homepage will remain online, however, its content will not be updated.

KORANET published the 2nd Edition of 'Korea and Europe - Meeting through science'! 

On 24 May 2013 the KORANET consortium proudly presented the 2nd Edition of the KORANET publication 'Korea and Europe - Meeting through science' at the KORANET Closing Event  in Brussels.

This final KORANET publication is prepared for S&T stakeholders in Europe and Korea, including researchers, research institutions and funding agencies, policy makers at national and international level, cluster managers, in particular those involved or interested in S&T cooperation, and all those responsible for international collaboration.

The book reviews the current cooperation practices and possibilities of science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between the European Union / the EU member states and Korea.

Learn more.


KORANET Closing Event and Policy Workshop, 23-24 May, 2013, Brussels

More than four years ago the KORANET project was started as a response to a demand for improved and increased STI co-operation between Korea and Europe. The KORANET Closing Event which is open to the public will review the project's achievements and discuss the challenges which had to be overcome. The lessons learned as well as current developments in both Korea and Europe will be used as a basis for a view ahead at the future design of EU-Korean cooperation and the main strategic priorities which have to be addressed. Programme, registration and more... 


Background information on the projects selected for funding within the framework of the 2012 KORANET Joint Call on Green Technologies

To view the factsheets of the individual projects, please click here.

Green Talents Competition 2013

'Green Talents' is the International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development. Since 2009 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the annual 'Green Talents' competition awarding young sustainability experts and linking them to the German research landscape in order to foster and intensify the global exchange of ideas in the field of sustainable development. The 2013 call for applications has just been launched. Deadline: 9 June 2013. Learn more.

2013 Review of the S&T agreement between the European Union & the Republic of Korea

The main recommendation of this report is to move from a short-term approach to a more ambitious approach based on a long-term vision and clear roadmaps that rely on reciprocal measures and the mutual opening of  programmes. Download document.

Invitation to the 2nd EU-Korea Conference on Green Technology – Solutions for a Green Future in Science and in Industry,
7-8 November 2012, Espoo/Finland

Back-to-back to its Annual Conference, the KORANET consortium is organising a conference which picks up the thematic focus of the Second Joint Call on Green Technologies. The conference serves as a kick-off meeting for the projects which were selected for funding but it is also open for interested stakeholders and the public in general. more.

KORANET at the Euroscience Open Forum 2012, 11 - 15 July, Dublin

For a brief report about our activities at the ESOF please click here.

KORANET Summer School on European-Korean cooperation in Environmental and Social Sciences, 2-6 July 2012, Vienna

Summer School Report. For more information on the Summer School click here. Visit the Summer School Pinboard here.

KORANET Joint Call Partnering Event on Green Technologies, 6/7 February 2012, Seoul

To launch the second KORANET Joint Call, a Partnering Event was organised on 6/7 February 2012 in Seoul/Korea in order to provide opportunities for researchers from the EU and Korea to meet face-to-face for the exchange of ideas and to start cooperation.

The aim of this event was:
• To officially launch the KORANET Joint Call on Green Technologies
• To present all information, the requirements and steps to participate in the KORANET Joint Call
• To give researchers from Europe and Korea a chance to present their recent work in the area of Green Technologies to an international audience
• To initiate cooperation in the area of Green Technologies between European and Korean researchers that have already voiced their interest in participating in the KORANET Joint Call and thus to facilitate the set-up of project consortia (through a face-to-face brokerage meeting).

Around 30 speakers from Korea and several European countries presented their project ideas to the audience. Overall, almost 100 researchers took part in the event, most of them from Korea.

For more information on the Partnering Event click here.


KORANET conference on nanotechologies, 19 October 2011, Seoul

The third annual KORANET conference took place on 19 October 2011, in Seoul/Korea. The focus of this year’s conference was on nanotechnology and presented current research and achievements, as well as future visions for development and the potential for new applications. For more information (agenda, conference report) click here.


KORANET Entrepreneurship Seminar for Early Career Researchers, 20/21 October, Daejeon/Korea

KORANET held this workshop to provide opportunities for young researchers from the EU and Korea to meet face-to-face for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on entrepreneurship skills for nanotechnology and other disciplines, and to explore future areas of research and collaboration. This one and a half day entrepreneurship workshop actively addressed this knowledge gap. It brought young researchers from Europe and Korea together with entrepreneurs, technology transfer and intellectual property experts, and others involved in the process of taking an idea to market. Writing a business plan, understanding issues around intellectual copyright and the requirements of business contracts were some of the most essential components of the workshop. For the agenda and seminar report click here.


KORANET publication 'Korea and Europe - Meeting through science' out now!

The new KORANET publication 'Korea and Europe - Meeting through science' was presented for the first time to a wider audience at the end of June 2011. The publication summarises the content and results of all analytical reports that have been prepared by the KORANET partners in the past 2.5 years. We hope that the publication will be useful to major S&T stakeholders in Europe and Korea, including researchers, research institutions and funding agencies, policy makers at national and international level, cluster managers, those involved or interested in S&T cooperation, and all those responsible for international collaboration.    

 The publication is divided into seven main chapters which address:

  • Outstanding features of the Korean and European S&T systems
  • A short overview of relevant S&T statistics of both regions
  • An overview of the main policy instruments for S&T cooperation at bilateral and EU level
  • An analysis of the drivers and barriers of cooperation
  • S&T clusters and the opportunities they offer for cooperation
  • An introduction to the activities of KORANET
  • Conclusions and recommendations for further cooperation.

The KORANET publication 'Korea and Europe - Meeting through science' is available in English or Korean language or in print through sending a request to: koranet@dlr.de.



 

Project Coordinator

Dr. Gerold Heinrichs
Project Management Agency
c/o German Aerospace Center
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1401
+49 228 3821-1444
Gerold.Heinrichs@dlr.de

Managing Coordinator

Hans Westphal
Project Management Agency
c/o German Aerospace Center
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1473
+49 228 3821-1444
Hans.Westphal@dlr.de

Documents

 
Stimulating and facilitating the participation of European researchers in Korean R&D programs
Korea-EU S&T Cooperation Advancement Programme