KORANET (Korean scientific cooperation network with the European Research Area) aims at intensifying and strengthening S&T cooperation between Korea and Europe. The project is funded under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme and runs from January 2009 until June 2013. Eleven partners from nine European countries and Korea form the KORANET consortium. The five work packages include analytical and foresight exercises, the development of a joint funding programme for European-Korean research activities and the organisation of conferences and workshops.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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