For three days from November 5, 2019 TECH WEEK was held at KAIST to promote exchanges of entrepreneurship, technology transfer and research achievements. The role of the university is now being extended not only to excellent education and competitive research, but also to the commercialization of research results.
First day of the event (eg, technology transfer briefing sessions)
On the first day, the four major science and technology institutes held a joint technology transfer briefing. The briefing session introduced 10 best technologies for materials, parts, and equipment to counter the exclusion of Japanese white list. KAIST’s technologies include high-quality graphite-based graphene materials and components technology (Professor Sang-Wook Kim, Department of Advanced Materials Engineering), electrolyte bismuth calcium iron oxide (Professor Chan-Ho Yang, Department of Physics) with high oxygen ion mobility, hydrogen gas sensor ), multi-functional ultra-high molecular thin film technology (Professor Sung-Gap Lim, Department of Biochemical Engineering) using iCVD process, and laser phase-locked thermal imager (Professor Son Hoon, Department of Construction and Environmental Engineering) for non-destructive testing. It is said to be an excellent technology that can be spotlighted as a material for electronic parts such as sensors and sensors, or to improve the quality of semiconductors. In the field, we provided technical counseling and advice through the introduction of technology as well as consultation booths.
Second day of the event (Open Venture Lab, etc.)
On the second day, an award award was introduced to introduce six student inventors, a G-Core performance presentation showing R & D joint performance in response to corporate technology demand, an open venture lab performance presentation program for preliminary entrepreneurship programs supported by KAIST, and a entrepreneurship center. Corporate performance exchange meetings and networking of public technology commercialization companies promoted by the Future Science and Technology Holdings, which were established through the investment of the Institute of Science and Technology, were held. In particular, Open Venture Lab is a technology-based preliminary start-up support project that utilizes KAIST’s start-up infrastructure (education, space, mentoring, etc.) and the performance of 10 companies such as RediWit, Rocky, Lead-On, and Youngones who have completed this course. The exhibition attracted the attention of visitors by organizing a pitching session to announce the exhibition and a booth session to display prototypes produced through the start-up support.
Last day of the event (mainly on KAIST TECH DAY)
On the last day of the event, a BluePoint Demo Day was held, featuring 10 teams of tech startups fostered by Tech Start, the founder’s organizer, and Blue Point Partners, a technology startup accelerator. TechDay was the third anniversary of the future core technology-based startup festival, which was held with the welcome of Professor Je-woo Kim and founder of Ahn Sung-tae. At the ISK Forum, Part 1, Vice President Kim Hong-sun, Standard Chartered Bank Korea, gave a presentation on how to overcome the internal and external challenges that arise as a startup grows into a company. Ali Izadi-Najafabadi Intelligent Mobility Head of Energy Finance talked about the future of mobility innovation and exchanged views with the audience.
The final time of the event was to share networking with the members of the Blue Point Demo Day, as well as the entrepreneurs’ Demo Day visitors, to share their interests and communicate with each other. Thank you all for your interest in and participation in industry-academic cooperation, business startup, and exchange of research achievements during the event. Next year, we will look forward to seeing you with abundant news so that you can revitalize business startups and exchange industry-university cooperation.