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Title STEPI Discussed Cooperation on Science Technology Innovation with China to Become Global STI Frontier.
Date 2019.12.27 Hit 783
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STEPI Discussed Cooperation on Science Technology Innovation with China to Become Global STI Frontier.

-7th Korea·China Science Technology Innovation ForumSuccessfully Held on Dec. 27 (Fri) -



The Science & Technology Policy Institute or STEPI held the '7th Korea-China Science Technology Innovation Forum'* on December 27, Friday, at Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea.

The forum was organized to review the latest technology trends and issues in the fields of bio-genetics and AI, and come up with ways to make cooperation, under the theme of “Korea-China Science Technology Cooperation to Become Global STI Frontier”. More than 100 science and technology experts attended the forum and had enthusiastic debate.


The forum, started with the opening speech of Dr. Hwang-hee Cho, president of STEPI, and welcoming speeches of Mr. Choi Gi-young, the Minister of Ministry of Science and ICT or Korea and Mr. Wang Zhi-gang, the Minister of Science and Technology of China, consisted of two sub-sessions: bio-genetics and AI.


In the welcoming speech, Minister Choi said, “It is meaningful that Korea and China prepare future together by cooperating in bio-genetics and AI. These two fields are core research areas to tackle various challenges including ageing society and digital transformation. Both bio-genetics and AI are expected to become a strong driver to create jobs and lead economic growth.”

Minister Wang also delivered a welcoming speech and stressed the importance of Korea-China cooperation in the middle of rapid change in the global politics. He also mentioned that the bilateral cooperation in science and technology as strategic partners should be continued through human resource exchange and R&D innovation.


Before the official discussion of the forum was started, two key note speakers - professor Jang Seok-in from Industry Technology Policy Research Center of Korea Polytechnic University on Korea side and president Hu Zhi-jian from Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) on China side - highlighted the significant of a new development method based on the two countries' collaboration for future technology.

Bio-genetics session focused on “Korea-China Science Technology Cooperation in the Era of Bio Innovation”. For the topic, Mr. Choi Kyung-hwan, director of Eone Diagnomics talked about “Turning Point of Genome Industry” Mr. Hu Guo-hai, vice president of BGI Group about “Times of Genome and Big Data” Professor Choi In-geol in Biotechnology Department of Korea University about “Fungus Dielectric Universe Exploration through High Quality Analysis Pipeline” Professor Liu JIan-xiang in Biotechnology Department of Zhejiang University about “Understanding and Enhancing of Heat Resistance of Plant”. The presenters also participated in a panel discussion.


Following the presentations, professor Shin Soo-yong from Sungkyunkwan University, Dr. Xue Wei from CASTED, Dr. Jung Il-young from STEPI, Dr. Long KaI-yuan from STEPI had a panel discussion.


In the AI session, under the theme of “Korea-China Cooperation in Times of Ultra Intelligence, Ultra Performance”, Dr. Li XIuquan of CASTED presented on “Exploration and Execution of AI Policy” Professor Kim Geon-hee in Computer Engineering Department of Seoul National University on “Dialogue Technology Based on Character and Knowledge” Mr. Jiang Yan, vice president of MEGVIL on ”Upgrading Digital Economy with AIOT“ Professor Goh Jong-hwan of in Electric/Electronic Engineering Department of Sungkyunkwan University on ”Effective Deep Learning Technique for IoT Application“.

In the following panel discussion, Dr. Zhang Junfang, head of Science Technology Investment Department of CASTED, Dr. Yoo Yong-kyun from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, and Dr. Lee Je-young from STEPI showed an enthusiastic debate.

In the discussion, the panelists shared a range of concrete ideas to bolster the cooperation of Korea and China. In the bio-genetics session, all agreed that more collaboration is needed in the fields of smart medicine and precision medicine. Also, the medical information privacy issue was brought up for joint research. In the AI session, it was proposed to make joint efforts to compare the two countries' AI governance, develop smart chip and build smart city. The need of common processing of natural language among East Asian countries and the AI adoption to nuclear safety were also mentioned.


Dr. Hwang-hee Cho, president of STEPI announced that “We will continue to hold a forum where relevant experts and policy makers can meet together to improve the science and technology cooperation between Korea and China. Further, through continuos cooperation and exchange, we will develop more detailed task or project.” He also said, “From now on, STEPI will continue to conduct joint research and work as a global think tank that provides innovative science and technology solutions to the world.”

In the mean time, STEPI will expand its cooperation partners toward other Asian countries and will not spare support and policy-making effort for it.