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[VeKNI] Special session for Advanced Mobility Technology Expert Network

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 09:00-10:30
  • Room Venus 2
  • Chair
    • Dr. Min Son

      • Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

      • Research associate at the Institute of Thermodynamics

        Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Synopsis
    • As the mobility industry broadens its horizons to encompass diverse fields such as urban planning, logistics system development, automotive technology, and ICT, the necessity for a central hub of expertise becomes increasingly important. The paradigm shift from traditional transportation to a holistic view of mobility - encompassing ground transportation, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and even virtual reality-powered mobility - calls for a breeding ground of next-generation ideas and innovations.


      In light of this, this session is tailored to congregate a versatile network of mobility experts rooted in Europe, aimed at nurturing a dynamic research network and encouraging a vibrant interchange of insights within the progressive mobility industry. Moreover, the session presents an opportunity to harness international expertise to propel discoveries in the field.


      The network, which will be lauched via this session, stands to offer its members numerous opportunities to keep abreast with new knowledge by rapidly sharing and disseminating the latest research trends and technological advancements. Through this, members of the network can maintain their professional competitiveness, solidify their standing at the cutting edge of their respective fields, and strive towards leading in the field of advanced mobility.

  • Speakers
    • Hydrogen energy grid and future mobility applications in the UK

      Prof. Changho Yang
    • A study on the weight reduction and energy utilization of air taxis for the future aviation industry

      Seunghee Ko, M.E.
    • Smart city approaches and differences between Korea and Europe
    • Eunyoung Jang, M.A. Social Sciences

[KEIT] Global Technology Strategy Forum

  • Date & Time 2023-08-16 / 13:00-14:30
  • Room Taurus 1
  • Chair
    • Dr. Hyojun Park

      • KEIT Europe Office

      • KEIT Europe Office, Representative

        Develop international R&D program

  • Synopsis
    • KEIT(Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology), a national funding agency of MOTIE(Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy), is one of the most active and dynamic innovation support organization in Korea, fostering innovation by managing national R&D programs.


    • KEIT Global Technology Strategy Forum is intended to promote the participation of Korean-European scientists and engineers in the Korean national R&D projects in the goal of improving R&D productivity and Global Cooperation.


    • KEIT will introduce the recent Industrial R&D programs and present about industry road-map and R&BD strategy. In addition, the Korean-European scientists and engineers will present about the global technology and market trends.


  • Co-organizer

    • Dr. Min Son

      • Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

      • Research associate at the Institute of Thermodynamics

        Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

[Hanwha System/EKAMA] Hanwha System’s Satellite Activities for Pioneering the New Space Frontier

  • Date & Time 2023-08-17 / 15:50-17:20
  • Room Terra
  • Chair
    • Prof. Hyuk Park

      • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech)


      • Hyuk Park was born in South Korea. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information and mechatronics from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Remote Sensing Group, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. In 2011, he was a grant holder of the National Research Foundation funded by the Korean Government. Since 2012, he has been working as a researcher with a Juan de la Cierva grant funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. From 2018, he worked with the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC-UPC), Barcelona, as a Ramon y Cajal Fellow. He is currently working as a professor agegat interi (Associated Professor) in EETAC-UPC. He is also working with the Passive Remote Sensing Group, UPC, for satellite remote sensing for microwave radiometry and Global Navigation Satellite Systems reflectometry. His main research interest is in the area of remote sensing, particularly passive microwave remote sensing, including system design, modeling and simulation, image/data processing, and small satellite applications. Dr. Park is the winner of the Chong-Hoon Cho Academic Award, South Korea, in 2019

  • Synopsis
    • This session is a Joint conference with EKAMA (Europe Korean Association of Mechatronics and Aerospace) and Hanwha System. The aims of the session is to provide a comprehensive overview of Hanwha System, a leading company in the field of aerospace technology, and their remarkable satellite activities. As the global interest in the new space industry continues to grow, Hanwha System has emerged as a key player, demonstrating groundbreaking advancements and innovative solutions. The session will feature presentations highlighting the general introduction of Hanwha System, shedding light on its rich history, key projects, and contributions to the new space domain. Additionally, a special focus will be given to the development of the Synthetic Aperture Radiometer (SAR) technology, which are being implemented in Hanwha System's satellites, revolutionizing remote sensing capabilities.


    • EKAMA is a association of Korean researchers working in Europe in the field of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering. Hanwha System will promote the EKAMA as an important R&D partner, and this session is one of ths activities. There will be a discussion about the key technology in New Space era, and Q & A time with Hanwha Space Strategy, and collborartion with EKAMA.

  • Speakers
    • Introduction of Hanwha System
    • 조상제 (Hanwha System)
  • Contributing speakers
    • Introduction of Hanwha systems' micro SAR satellite

      Dr. Youngbum Song (Hanwha systems)
    • Introduction of Hanwha micro SAR Payload

      Ph.D. Kyeongrok Kim (Hanwha Systems, Satellite System 2 Team)
    • Discussions and Q/A for the trend of space technology and Space development plan of Hanwha Sytems

      Prog. Hyuk Park

[NST/STEPI] Cooperation between GRIs and Europe in National Strategic Technologies

  • Date & Time 2023-08-16 / 16:40-18:10
  • Room Venus 1
  • Chair
    • Kyung-Mo Sung

      • Head of Office of Science & Technology

      • Diplomacy & Security, Science & Technology Policy Institute, STEPI

      • Associate Research Fellow, Science & Technology Policy Institute(2013~2022)

        Ph.D, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France (Doctorat en Sciences Économiques) (2012)

      • Research & Innovation policy in France and European Union, Science & Technology Diplomacy


  • Synopsis
    • The term ‘critical’ was coined in the United States in 1920 when the dependence on foreign imports of certain products (materials) was so high that it was considered a
      weakness of the US Army. US Congress has called for stockpiling of 'critical materials' to prepare for military conflict. The U.S. Congress expanded this concept and judged that
      certain technologies were important not only to secure military power but also as a key source of economic growth, and officially used the term ‘critical technology’ through
      National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-189).

      The term ‘critical technology’, which had disappeared for a while due to the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the unrivaled technological innovation competitiveness of the
      United States, has reappeared as a national policy since the 2010s, following China’s rapid rise to the G2 and intensifying competition for technological hegemony with the United States.
      The European Union is putting forward ‘technology sovereignty’ as the justification for bringing Europe together from external threats and preventing Europe from becoming a
      battleground for US-China hegemony. Based on this, the European Union has designed and is implementing the so-called emerging technology (critical technology) referee strategy
      in the US-China hegemonic war. Korea also needs its own positioning strategy to survive the US-China war for technological hegemony.

At the plenary meeting of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council presided over by President Yoon Seok-yeol in Korea, the ‘National Critical Technology
Fostering Plan’ was announced for future growth and a leap forward as a technological powerhouse on October 28, 2022. As a follow-up measure, the Ministry of Science & ICT
held a ‘National Critical Technology Forum’ on December 12, 2022 together with the National Science and Technology Research Council and 17 Korean GRIs in the field of
science and technology to debate the roles of GRIs as main actors to secure national critical technology.

Through this special session of EKC 2023, we will try to cover the following issues: First, representative policies and critical technologies for Europe to strategically position in the
competition for technological hegemony between the US and China. Second, the current status of international cooperation for Korean GRIs in science and technology with Europe
and the current status of R&D related to national critical technologies. Third, the main characteristics of the innovation system in Europe. Fourth, the future direction for
vitalization of Korea-EU international cooperation in science and technology. In addition, it is intended to derive useful policy ideas through discussion.

  • Speakers

    • Current Status and Strategy of KIST R&D in National Critical Technology

      Juyoung Ham (Senior Researcher of Technology Policy Research Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
    • European Innovation System & KIC Europe

      Jongwoon Hwang (Director General, KIC Europe in Germany)
  • Contributing speakers
    • The direction to promote Korea-UK cooperation in the field of quantum biology
    • Youngchan Kim (University of Surrey in U.K.)
    • The direction to promote Korea-EU cooperation in terms of innovation
    • Geyongwon Seo (CODA Co.,)
    • The direction to promote Korea-France cooperation in the field of biotechnology.
    • Jongwook Lee (Association of Korean Scientists in France)

[KIST Europe] Global R&I initiative chamber based on NST cooperation strategy

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 13:20-14:50, 15:10-16:40
  • Room Venus 2
  • Chair ​​​​​
    • Jeongho Seo

      • Head of Global Cooperation Department at KIST Europe

      • 2017 June ~   Head of Global Cooperation Department at KIST Europe

        2010~2016    Cell Leader, Principal Consultant, Sustainability Consulting Group, Samsung SDS

  • Synopsis
  • Cooperation attempts are still great challenge to prepare, plan and mobilize innovative R&I project with global partners. And it is also our clear goal, how to find an effective way to expand our network.

  • For this reason, the NST (National Research Council of Science and Technology) has launched some collaboration seed grant with KIST Europe to facilitate “planning of international joint research”.
    This grant has the clear goal, ´Seed grant scheme for preliminary cooperation which can be developed into a large-scale international R&D project utilizing GRI´s overseas branch such as KIST Europe´.


  • In 2022, after the evaluation and selection process, total 4 project plans accepted based on KIST Europe.

    In this sesseion we would like to inform about that NST collaboration grant, current running project based on that grant and share the voice and opinion from Project Investigator and Partners.

  • Speakers
    • Brief introduction of NST and Korea-Europe collaborative grant

      JaeJin Seok (Director, Division of External Affairs at NST)
    • Introduction of KIST Europe for global cooperation support
    • Jeongho SEO (Head, Global Cooperation Department at KIST Europe)
    • 3D cell culture-based neurotoxicity evaluation system of hazardous materials

      Juyoung YOON (Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Toxicology)
    • Establishment of cardiotoxicity evaluation platforms for hazardous chemical substances based on non-animal testing

      Sun-Woong Kang (Director, National Toxicology Strategy Center at Korea Institute of Toxicology)
    • Global research network for the development of nanophotonics-biosensor convergence technology based on photon-avalancing nanoparticle

      Sanghwan Nam (Principal Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)
    • Development of a biomaterial-based in vitro artificial liver tissue model for immune associated toxicity screening

      Yu Bin Lee (Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Toxicology)
    • Development of Antibody-Nanoclusters Targeting Colorectal Cancers Jangwook Lee (Associate Director, Biotherapeutics Translational Research Center at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology)
    • Wrap-Up: The linkage point and the collaboration role of KIST Europe under NST Program
    • Youngjun KIM (Group Leader, Environmental Safety Group at KIST Europe)

[KOSEN] Role of overseas Korean scientists and engineers to global research cooperation

  • Date & Time 2023-08-17 / 15:50-17:20
  • Room Venus 2
  • Chair
    • Jungsun Yoon
      • Principal Researcher (KISTI)
      • Jungsun Yoon is currently working for the  Korea Institute of Science and Technology as a principal researcher. She has been in charge of KOSEN( project funded by Ministry of Science and ICT since 2010. KOSEN is the global network of Korean Scientists and engineers, currently having about 180,000 members all around the world. She is making efforts to make good service and promote networking between Korean scientists and engineers.  She obtained a BS degree in 1991 and MS degree in 1993 at the department of Comuter Science in KAIST. Prior to joining KISTI, she worked for 7 years in ergonomics Laboratory of KRISS(Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)(1993-2000).


  • Synopsis
    • KOSEN is a network service operated by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) with the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT. It is a network for Korean scientists and engineers around the world, with a membership of over 176,000 individuals. KOSEN aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration among Korean scientists and engineers.


      In this session, KOSEN invites anyone who is interested in global research cooperation between Korea scientists and engineers. KOSEN members from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom will share their experience and some idea to boost up international cooperation. And then, we will discuss and explore the ways to enhance collaboration and role of overseas Korean scientists. 


  • Speakers
    • Strategies and cases for vitalizing Korean-German research cooperation

      Dr.Sangwon Kim (KIST Europe, Saarland University)
    • Things to consider for joint R&D planning with UK partners

      Dr.Dowon Bae (Assistant Prof. at Heriot-Watt University)
    • Introduction to ITER international organization job opportunities and KOSEN-use cases

    • Dr. Byoung Yoon KIM (ITER Organization, I-DREAM)


[FhG-NST] Quantum Technology

  • Date & Time 2023-08-17 / 14:00-15:30
  • Room Mars 1
  • Chair

Dr. Jungjin Ju

Assistant Vice President, Quantum Technology Research Division, ETRI

Dr. Jungjin Ju joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Research Institute(ETRI) in 2000 and currently serves as the head of the Division. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in the Physics Department of Pusan National University in Pusan, Korea. His current research interests are the development of photonic integrated circuit technologies for quantum applications such as quantum internet, quantum computing and quantum sensing


  • Synopsis

Quantum technology has gained a great attention across the world as it is a game changer in furure industry. Many leading conutries are increasing their national investments to get advances in quantum science and technology. The German government recently announced the Action Plan for Quantum Technologies, investing 3 billion euros for the next three years, focusing on bringing quautum technologies into practical use, driving targeted technololgy development in quatum computing and creating strong ecosystem. Similarly, the Korean government announced a national investment plan of 2.6 billion dollars on quantum science and technology by 2035 exploring commercial implementations from Lab to market.

With this background, Fraunhofer and NST have jointly organized a session to explore practical use cases of quantum technologies. In particular, latest security trends in post- quantum cryptography in Korea and Germany are included. Speakers from GRIs (ETRI, KRISS, KIST) from Korea and Fraunhofer institutes will share their experiences on quantum technology research and development.

  • Speakers

Quantum Security Evaluation and Migration Plan for PQC in Korea

Dr. Yousung Kang (ETRI)

ASICs for Post-Quantum Cryptography in RISC-V Processors

Prof. Dr. Georg Sigl (Fraunhofer AISEC)

Quantum Radiometry and Its Applications

Dr. Keesuk Hong (KRISS)

Fraunhofer capabilities for enabling Quantum Computing and Sensing by microtechnology

Dr. Thomas Knieling (Fraunhofer IMS, ISIT)

Single Photon Source for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Dr. Jindong Song (KIST)


[KRIBB] Driving Global Growth of Korea's Biotech Startups: Insights from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) and European Perspectives

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 10:50-12:20
  • Room Tarus 2
  • Chair

Hongwon Lee

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Head of  Biotechnology Innovation Division

2018. 09. Head of  Biotechnology Innovation Division

2014. 09. head of Bio-Infras Division

2011. 09. Director of Biotechnology Process  Engineering Center

2002. 03. Principal Researcher in Korea Research Institute of Bioscien. and Biotechnol.

2010. 02. Professor of  KRIBB School, University of Science and Technology
Ph.D.: Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Universty of Technology of Compiegne,

France (1990-1994)

  • Synopsis

This special session aims to explore the possibilities of global growth support for emerging Biotech Startups in Korea, with a particular focus on the pivotal role played by the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) and its innovative open entrepreneurship program. Starting a bio business involves significant technological expertise and substantial initial costs, surpassing those required in many other industries. These costs include research equipment installation and preclinical/clinical expenses, and the path to tangible results often spans an average of 10 to 15 years. As a result, biotech startups are commonly referred to as 'high risk high return' ventures.


To overcome the challenges inherent in bio-entrepreneurship, the session will feature presentations on the bioventure startup ecosystem and growth support provided by KRIBB. Additionally, case studies presented by two speakers with experience in European bio-entrepreneurship will shed light on similar experiences and explore potential collaborative opportunities. The session aims to foster discussions on global growth support for emerging Korean Biotech Startups, emphasizing the importance of cooperation with innovative public institutions. Join us in this session to delve into the possibilities of collaborative efforts for the future success and global expansion of Korean bioventures.

  • Speakers

KRIBB as the National Hub for K-Bio Startup and Innovation

Ohsuk Kwon (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology)

Minimalism in CRISPR technology: Target with TaRGET

Yong-Sam Kim (KRIBB; Principal Investigator/ GenKOre; CEO)


[NRF] Brain to Korea

  • Date & Time 2023-08-16 / 14:50-16:20
  • Room Mars 2
  • Chair

Yung-Chul Kim

Secretary-General, NRF

Jun. 2021 – Present: Secretary-General, National Research Foundation of Korea

Mar. 2020 – Jun. 2021: Vice-Superintendent, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2019: Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education


  • Synopsis

[Brain Pool of MSIT and NRF] - The Chance for Developing R&D Career in Korea

Our session will introduce Brain Pool program for researchers in S&T field who want to do research in Korea.


Following presentations as below :

1. Overview of Brain Pool*

First of all, we will give you overall explanation about Brain Pool program.

Program details for future applicants such as qualification, supporting range, and tentative schedule etc. will be included.

*Who is eligible for Brain Pool Program?

- Researchers in Science and Technology field

- Ph.D. Holder who is living overseas(if you are invited to universities and research institutions)

- Ph.D. Holder who is living overseas ot who have more than 5 years of onsite R&D experience in the industry regardless of Ph.D.(if you are invited to companies)


2. Testimonials of Brain Pool Fellow(1) : My Brain-Pool program journey : from a salaryless postdoc to an assistant professor

Brain Pool creates global network by supporting not only overseas researchers but also host PI to do joint research in Korea. In this presentation, we will hear about actual experience of Brain Pool fellow who was invited as overseas researcher and now becomes host PI of Brain Pool project inviting overseas researchers in Korea.


3. Testimonials of Brain Pool Fellow (2) : How Brain Pool(BP) program helped me getting a perminant research scientist position in South Korea

Brain Pool supports settlement in Korea while overseas researchers do Brain Pool project.

Many overseas researchers have settled down thorough our program. In here, we can listen real experience of Brain Pool fellow who is overseas Korean and settled down successfully in Korea during conducting Brain Pool project.

  • Speakers

My Brain-Pool program journey : from a salaryless postdoc to an assistant professor

Je-Kyung Ryu (Seoul National University)

How Brain Pool(BP) program helped me getting a perminant research scientist position in South Korea

Il-Hwan Kim (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)


[KIAT] Global Industry Supply Chain & Technological Cooperation Forum

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 15:10-16:40
  • Room Jupiter
  • Chair

Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)

KIAT is a quasi-governmental organization under the Ministry of

Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea.

KIAT efficiently and systematically executes projects for promotion of industrial technology innovation and policy development.


  • Synopsis

Opening Remarks

Byung Joo Min, President of Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)

Alexander Michaelis, Insitute Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (Fraunhofer IKTS)


LOI Signing Ceremony

Signing LOI between KIAT and Fraunhofer IKTS on Technological Cooperation for Korean Industries

  • Speakers

Sub. Metal Additive Manufacturing; Present and Future

Seung Eon Kim (Korea Institute of Materials Science)

Sub. Sodium Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage–A Gamechanger?

Matthias Schulz (Institute of Ceramic Technology and Systems)

Sub. Recent Advances in Photodetectors Utilizing Orgnic Semiconductors

Sung Cheol Yoon (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)



[KIGAM] New Vision for the Space Resource Exploration and Utilzation Center

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 09:00-10:30
  • Room Venus 1
  • Chair

Kyeong Ja Kim

Head for Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Center at KIGAM

Professor, KIGAM School(Resource Engineering) at University of Science and Technology

Lunar exploration, planetary remote sensing, cosmochemistry, lunar geology

Space In-situ Resource Utilization

Nuclear spectroscopy

Accelerator mass spectrometry

  • Synopsis

This session introduces a new vision of space ISRU (In-Situ Resource Utilization) at KIGAM. KIGAM has established the new center for Space Resource Exploration and Utilization since 2023. KIGAM’s research focuses not only on planetary science explorations but also space resource utilization. In the special session, we introduce the KIGAM’s Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Center (SREUC) and recent research activities, including the KPLO gamma-ray spectrometer (KGRS) and the prospective payload as a volatile extractor from lunar regolith for future lunar mission. This presentation includes the current status of research activities on the development of science instrument and its associated science and technology. KIGAM is closely working together with universities, industries and national institutes for KIGAM to meet the required space technology for the country.  Considering the new situation involved in both Moon to Mars Architecture and Artemis Program, KIGAM is strongly encouraged for international partners to collaborate with KIGAM in the space research areas. Through this special session, we hope KIGAM’s research new networking is expected to be established with any research group in the research areas of both ISRU and space exploration. This spectial session will bring new opportunities in both international collaboration and exchange researchers in the near future.


[KICT] Beyond Boundaries: Consilience in the Environment-Person Relationship

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 15:10-16:40
  • Room Mars 2
  • Chair

Chang-U Chae

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology Director

Chang-U Chae is the director of Research Strategic Planning Division in KICT. He has involved in ISO TC59/SC17, a subcommittee of Building Sustainability, and had led subtasks of IEA EBC Annex 57 and 72 which delievered study results on life cycle impacts from buildings. Currently he is leading a research team for a smart housing technology.

  • Synopsis
    • In this thought-provoking gathering, we embark on a profound exploration of the close relationship between individuals and their surroundings. We delve into the multifaceted aspects of the environments and spaces in which people live, encompassing not only indoor settings but also outdoor environments. From intimate human reactions to acoustic stimuli in controlled laboratory experiments to the broader scale of cities and the green spaces they hold, this session embraces a comprehensive spectrum of exploration.

      Our distinguished speakers will come together and share their research, fostering a spirit of consilience that encourages the integration of knowledge and ideas from various disciplines. We invite all of you to join this engaging conversation. Our goal is to cultivate a dynamic exchange of ideas that go beyond disciplinary boundaries, uncovering valuable research concepts and insights.


  • Speakers

Reactions to walking sounds in lightweight floor structures

Pyoung-Jik Lee (University of Liverpool)

Finding additional green space for greenhouse gas reduction

Young Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)


Playground design in social context

Jaewook Kwon (Spiel-Bau GmbH)

Why neighbor noise is not a noise problem

Sang Hee Park (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology)


[KBIOHealth] Introduction to KBIOHealth and proposal for global cooperation in the field of biohealth

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 10:50-12:20
  • Room Venus 2
  • Chair

Je-Wook Lee

Derector of New Drug Development Center

Felix K. Yie

Director of Medical Device Development Center

2021 - present, President, New Drug Development Center, KBIOHealth, Korea

2021 - present, Director of Medical Device Development Center, KBIOHealth, Korea


  • Synopsis
    • In this session, we will introduce the New Drug Development Center and Advanced Medical Device Development Center of OSONG Medical Innovation Foundation (KBIOHealth), the only integrated support institutions in Korea for the development process of biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.

      Additionally, we will discuss the support for international cooperation that the Korean government is actively promoting to create world-class research achievements. We will also explore the necessary areas for global cooperation in the field of biopharmaceutical and medical device development in KBIOHealth. Moreover, we will present proposals for international cooperation.


  • Speakers

Introduction to New Drug Development Center, KBIOHealth and the need for global cooperation

Je-Wook Lee, (Derector - New Drug Development Center, KBIOHealth, South Korea)

Introduction of Medical Device Development Center, KBIOHEALTH

FELIX K. YIE (Managing Director of Medical Device Development Center)

Introduction of biopharmaceutical development platform applying artificial intelligence and data science

Won-Kyu Lee (Principal Researcher of New Drug Development Center)

Supporting Gene & Cell therapy development of Korea

Hyo-Young Chung (Principal Resarcher of New Drug Development Center)

Joint Research with Hospitals for development of Medical Devices

Kangmoo Lee (Senior Researcher of Medical Device Development Center)


[ERC/MSCA/HFSP 1] Introducing Grant & Fellowship opportunities funded by EU & International Organization HFSP

  • Date & Time 2023-08-16 / 13:00-14:30
  • Room Terra
  • Chair

Hyong-Ha KIM, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, KRISS

ERC National Contact Point & HFSP Board Member, Korea

  • Synopsis

Different funding schemes such as ERC grants, Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), and Horizon 2020 thematic projects will be presented by appropriate experts from the ERC, DGEAC (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, for MSCA), and DGRI (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation for Thematic projects of Horizon 2020). Funding tracks, recent trends, along with data of Korean researchers’ participation. will be introduced.

  • Speakers

Horizon Europe

Ms. R. Zarnauskaite, (Head, EU DGRI)


Ms. Anouk Lafortune (EU DGEAC)


Ms. Jelena Luetic (ERCEA)

Korea-EU R&D programs

(NRF Korea)

HFSP Grants & Fellowships

Prof. Pavel Kabat (Secretary-General, HFSPO)


[ERC/MSCA/HFSP 2] Testimonials & Experience-sharing by Korean Grantees & Fellows

  • Date & Time 2023-08-17 / 11:30-13:00
  • Room Mars 2
  • Chair

Hyong-Ha KIM, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, KRISS

ERC National Contact Point & HFSP Board Member, Korea

  • Synopsis

Europe- and Korea-based Korean ERC grantees, MSCA fellows & HFSP awardees will present their application experience and share know-hows of success. They will share their efforts, trials, failures & successes in getting grants, in addition to how the grants helped them to establish their research career in Europe & Korea, in hopes of giving insight to fellow researchers. They will be available to answer questions from the audience.

  • Speakers

HFSP Fellowship (Cross-Disciplinary)

Dr. Hansol Choi (2023 HFSP CDF), Harvard Medical Scholl, Post-Doctoral Fellow

MSCA Fellowship

Dr. Teun-Teun KIM (2015 MSCA IF), Assistant Professor, University of Ulsan

MSCA Fellowship

Dr. Inha Heo (2013 MSCA IF), Research Scientist, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium

ERC Grant

Dr. Minchul KIM (2021 StG), Group Leader, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France

ERC & HFSP Grants & ERC IA

Dr. Chirlmin Joo (2012 StG & 2019 CoG, HFSP 2019 PG), Professor, Delft U. of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands


[NGSTF] Next Generation S& T Leaders’ Forum

  • Date & Time 2023-08-15 / 15:10-16:40
  • Room Mars 1
  • Chair

Hyong-Ha KIM, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, KRISS

ERC National Contact Point & HFSP Board Member, Korea

  • Synopsis

This session, organized by the support of EKC 2023 organizers, is mainly for emerging scientists (i.e., students and post-docs). It will cover information regarding international collaboration and fellowship opportunities funded by the EU- and Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), introduce success stories, encouragements, and career advises. Time is allotted to address audiences’ questions. The speakers and panels will include Prof. Pavel Kabat, the Secretary-General of HFSP, EC officials, and ERCEA.

  • Speakers

HFSP Grants & Fellowships

Prof. Pavel Kabat (Secretary-General, HFSPO)

Horizon Europe

Ms. R. Zarnauskaite, (Head, EU DGRI)


Ms. Anouk Lafortune (EU DGEAC)

Korea’s Status

Hyong-Ha KIM (ERC NCP & HFSP Board member)



[Umicore] Umicore’ Rechargeable Battery Materials Technology & Vision

  • Date & Time 2023-08-16 / 13:00-14:30
  • Room Mars 1
  • Chair

Dr. rer. nat. KyungSub Jung, Cathode R&D Manager, Umicore Korea

Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Battery, Senior Research Manager Umicore (2017 ~ present)

Semiconductor Packaging Material, Senior Researcher Samsung Electronics (2013 ~ 2017)

GaN Layer Transfer, Senior Researcher, Samsung Corning Precision Materials (2010 ~ 2013)

Gas Nitriding of Iron based Materials, Ph. D. course, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Metals Research))

  • Synopsis

- Getting to know Umicore Korea & Umicore’s Rechargeable Battery Materials Technology and Visions (20 mins)

- Solid-State Batteries at Umicore (20 mins)

- Umicore Korea’s Recruitment Process & Open Positions etc. (20 mins)

  • Speakers

Materials for Solid-State Batteries at Umicores

Esther Breugelmans (Cathode R&D Project Researcher, Umicore Belgium)

Recruitment Process & Open Positions etc.

SeokHun Chae (Site Recruitment Lead, Korea)

Yoon-A Noh (Site Recruiter, Korea)