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Title The 16th Korean Living Lab Network Forum – How Will We Activate and Link Local Living Lab Networks?
Date 2019-10-07 Hit 675  

Living lab networks from different regions, which are creating a venue for cooperation between company, industry, university, institute and government as a platform that puts science technology and social innovation leaders together, have gathered for the first time.

The Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) held "the 16th Korean Living Lab Network Forum" at the Korea Federation of Bankers Building, Myung-dong, Seoul from 1:30 PM on Thursday, September 19.

The forum was jointly hosted by STEPI and the Korean Network of Living Labs (KNOLL), and organized by Gwangju Living Lab Network, Daegu Creative City Forum, Busan Living Lab Network, North Jeolla Province Living Lab Network with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Science and ICT, Honam Research Center of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, under the theme of "How Will We Activate and Link Local Living Lab Networks?".

A number of presentations were made during the forum: Dr. Young-hwa Kim, director of Honam Research Center of ETRI on about 'Current Status and Challenges of Gwangju Living Lab Network', Mr. Hee-dae Kim, center head of Daegu Technopark on 'Current Status and Challenges of Daegu Living Lab Network', Mr. Hong-geun Cho, head of Busan Creative Economy Innovation Center on 'Current Status and Challenges of Busan Living Lab Network', and Dr. Dong-soong Han, head of the Regional Innovation Center of Jeonju University on 'Current Status and Challenges of North Jeolla Province Living Lab Network'.

In the following panel discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Wee-jin Song, senior research fellow of STEPI, Mr. Min-soo Kim, head of the steering committee of the Center for People's Participatory Research, Mr. Bo-yeol Kim, head of Regional R&D and Innopolis Promotion Division of the Ministry of Science and ICT, Dr. Ji-eun Seong, research fellow of STEPI, Mr. Joo-hyun Lee, head of Business Advancement Department of the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), Mr. Ho-il Jeon, head of National Life Research Support Center of the National Research Council of Science & Technology, and Mr. Yi-seong Choi, co-CEO of the Korea Innovators Network participated as panelists.

Dr. Seong of STEPI mentioned through the remarks of appreciation that “The players from company, industry, university, institute and government, who didn't use to associate with one another, started to form a kind of platform to address the local society's problem and bring about social innovation”, adding that “We will connect the dots that have been scattered, and make them into more meaningful and tangible aspects.”