Korea – Finland Cooperation Event on New Materials & IT Fusion Components 2013

Time: September 23rd and 24th
Location: Micronova, Tietotie 3, Otaniemi, Espoo

A Global Partnership event on technology and innovation cooperation between Korean and Finnish companies and researchers will take place on September 23rd and 24th in Espoo. The organizers of the event are Tekes and VTT in cooperation with KIAT, the Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology.

KIAT operates under the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy with a mission to fund applied, industrial research. KIAT also promotes European Union programs and coordinates Korean participation in EUREKA. The cooperation event aims to increased innovation cooperation and business between the two high tech and R&D intensive countries.

To facilitate joint R&D and business partnering, business to business matchmaking meetings are organized with the assistance of Finpro Seoul. The main event takes place on September 23rd, further B2B meetings may be scheduled for September 24th.

Participating Korean companies and organisations (xls)

KIAT - Tekes - VTT Seminar Programme

Chair Dr Mikko Sallinen, VTT- the Technical Research Centre of Finland

8:30 Coffee

9:00 Opening of the Seminar

Welcome address
Mr Petri Kalliokoski, Executive Vice President, VTT

Opening addresses of Korean guests

Dr Yeong Cheol Seok, Vice President, KIAT- the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
Mr Dong-hee Chang, Ambassador, Korean Embassy at Finland

9:30 Celebratory signing of MoUs of KIAT-Tekes and KIAT-VTT

The 1st signing

Dr Yeong Cheol Seok, Vice President, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
Mr Ari Grönroos, Executive Director, Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

The 2nd signing

Dr Yeong Cheol Seok, Vice President, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
Mr Petri Kalliokoski, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, VTT

10:00 Plenary Session: Industry driven research, development and innovation

Mr Kari Komulainen, Director, Growth companies, Tekes
Mr Yo Han Lee, Head, Overview of the Global Partnership Program, KIAT

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Plenary Session: Industry driven research, development and innovation (cont.)

Dr Harri Kopola, Vice President, Microtechnologies and Electronics, VTT
Dr Jukka Seppälä, Academy Professor, Novel Biopolymers and Bioactive Composites, Aalto University
Dr Dong-geun Shin, Senior Researcher, KICET

11:45 Plenary Session: R&D of Korean and Finnish Companies

Mr Risto Vuohelainen, CEO, Canatu Ltd
Ms Soojin Kang, Epoxy System of Lightweight Solution for CFRP Process, ShinA TnC

12:15 Conclusions

Mr Kari Komulainen, Director, Growth companies, Tekes

12:25 End of the Seminar

12:30 Networking Lunch at Micronova

Afternoon:

Business to business meetings between Korean and Finnish companies and research organisations

Registrations:
annukka.kohonen (at) tekes.fi

Matchmaking-meeting interests:
yoon-mee.kim (at) finpro.fi

Further information

marita.paasi (at) tekes.fi and mikko.sallinen (at) vtt.fi

Global Partnership 2013 by KIAT presentation (pdf)