Joseph Kim
California State University, Long Beach

Jong Park
Moffitt Cancer Center/Univ. of South Florida

Jaehong Choi


Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (hereafter as ‘KEIT’) is the leading organization contributing the growth of manufacturing industry through development, application & commercialization of manufacturing technologies and supports in Korea. Its roles include planning, assessing and management of national industrial R&D programs under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (hereafter as ‘MOTIE’).

Since 2014, KEIT along with MOTIE has organized the KEIT Global Technology Planning Forum (KEIT Forum). By promoting the participation of Korean-American scientists and engineers in planning of Korea national R&D projects, we hope to improve the productivity and global cooperation in its R&D programs.

As a successful case from the past project, the South Korean MOTIE through KEIT awarded its Global R&D grant of $4 million and its portion of $1.4 million was awarded to the foreign participant for the 4.5-year grant. This grant was triggered by the KEIT technical demand survey and KEIT forum in UKC 2017 held at Washington DC. To better identify and promote creative and innovative ideas for its national R&D projects planning, the major industry and technology trends will be discussed with Korean-American scientists and engineers in various areas and Korean government organization including KEIT.

This year’s KEIT Forum topics includes presentation of MOTIE’s R&D roadmap and KEIT’s policies and programs for promoting the emerging industries with focus on five industrial technology areas such as Bio, Metallic materials/Advanced equipment, Chemical process, Semiconductor, and Autonomous vehicles.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15 Thursday, 12:30-13:30 PM, Room: McCarron A-B;
                                     13:30-17:30 PM, Room: McCarron A-B, SeaTac, A-B, and Lambert
Time Title and Authors
Open Session

(w. Lunch)

12:30 PM Opening and Welcome(KEIT)
12:35 PM Greeting(MOTIE, KSEA)
12:40 PM Industrial Technology R&D Policy of MOTIE(KEIT)
13:05 PM International Collaboration Success Case Presentation
(Martin Byung-Guk Jun, Purdue University)
Invitation Only 13:30~

17:30 PM

KEIT Breakout Sessions
– Bio (McCarron A)
– Advanced equipment/Metallic materials (McCarron B)
– Chemical process (SeaTac A)
– Semiconductor (SeaTac B)
– Autonomous vehicles (Lambert)
17:30 PM Closing Remarks