Science and Technology Park(STP) is the source of competitiveness, talent and entrepreneurial spirit and serves as the core infrastructure that supports the growth in the global knowledge-based economy today. As Korea’s most represented STP, INNOPOLIS Daedeok has served as a central pillar of economic growth in Korea for over forty years by developing Amazing advances new technologies, including the mobile technology standard CDMA and the WIG Craft, also known as the flying boat. Recently, developing countries have paid an attention to STP as a means of economic development. Many countries have also asked Korea Innovation Foundation to share its know-how in STP. Through the “STP Training Program” we would like to share our knowledge with the developing countries from around the world.
The STP training program has introduces Korean style of management system for Science & Technology Parks(STPs). Participants of the STP program will get hands on know-how on development, operation and management of STP. Through seminars, workshop, business simulations, on site visits and other activities participants will be able to learn about the Korean style of STP practices.
Sharing the know-hows and experience in the development and operation of Korean Science&Technology Parks
Customized solution for countries currently executing STP development plan
Building a social network and seeking ways to cooperate with experts representing their respective sectors
Hands on experience for STP mangers and support economic growth
This program will teach the participants the core knowledge necessary in creating science parks in their countries. Lecturers will provide tips and/or ideas to further develop STP for their country.
In 1962, Korea established and executed the First 5-year Plan for the Economic Growth. And until the mid-90s, 7 economic growth plans were carried out along with the government policies with industrialization strategies targeting overseas. With the First 5-year Plan, industrial complexes began to form. As the country lacked industrial infrastructures, these complexes were developed in a bid to allow companies to carry out their businesses smoothly. Thus, research institutes were fostered and R&D complexes were built to accommodate spin-off research centers from KIST. Based on the basic concept from late-60s, the plan was established in 1973, and the construction Daedeok Complex began in 1974.
The STP program is a free education program provided by the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and organized by Korea Innovation Foundation. Science park policy makers, practitioners and science park related government organizations from developing countries are welcome to attend the program. More than 300 participants from 67 different countries(as of May 2016) have attended this program since 2008. Participants of the program also have requested for science and technology park consultation.
Since 2008, Korea STP has been establishing a network with STP personnel from different countries who participated in the STP training and consulting program. This network acts as a bridge that forms various infrastructures through seminars, business matching, and conferences.
KOREA INNOVATION FOUNDATION is a professional technology commercialization institution to efficiently pursue the business of fostering according to the Special Act on the Promotion of Special Research and Development Zones, Etc.
With the diffusion of the INNOPOLIS model to other regional hubs, total five INNOPOLISes are currently in operation, making significant contributions to balanced regional development in South Korea.
The INNOPOLIS Model The INNOPOLIS, as an R&D-focused innovation cluster, is contributing to national economic growth via intellectual property creation and technology commercialization. INNOPOLIS creates an Innovation Cluster with a Virtuous Circle of R&D, Tech Commercialization, Re-investment
The STP training program has introduced Korean style of management system for Science & Technology Parks(STPs). Participants of the STP program will get hands on know-how on development, operation and management of STP
Sharing the know-how
Building a social network
Hands on experience