Korridor Final Project Conference

For the end of the KORRIDOR project the consortium members arranged a final project conference, held in Brussels on 10.11.2011. The aims of the Conference has been to provide lessons and results learned by the KORRIDOR project with policy decision makers, NCPs, agencies, and all people involved in the project as well as to inform of Korean RTD programs, participation guideline for European researchers in Korean RTD programs, and best practices for European researchers. Moreover there has been an analysis and comparison with the lessons learnt from other Access4EU countries.

Agenda of the Final Project Conference

  • Opening Speech - Kwangho Kim, Director of KIST-Europe
  • KORRIDOR, an ACCESS4EU project: Objectives and activities - Sangwon Kim, KORRIDOR project coordinator, KIST-Europe (.pdf)
  • Status quo and future developments of EU cooperation with Korea - Jürgen Sanders, Senior Scientific officer, European Commission  
  • Overview of the Korean S&T system - Hyukchae Koo, Counsellor for Science & Technology, The Mission of the Republic of Korea to the EU (.pdf)

Session I: Cooperating with Third Countries: ACCESS4EU lessons learnt

  • IndiaGate: Lessons from the India project - Gianluigi Di Bello, IndiaGate project coordinator, APRE (.pdf)
  • China ACCESS4EU: Lessons learnt from the China project - Vera Barracho , ChinaACCESS4EU partner, EBN (.pdf)
  • ACCESS2CANADA: Lessons learnt from the Canada project - Gianluigi Di Bello, ACCESS2CANADA project coordinator, APRE (.pdf)
  • KORRIDOR lessons learnt: practical and policy recommendations
    • European participation in Korean RTD programs and practical recommendations - Victoria Wong, KORRIDOR partner, CNRS (.pdf)
    • Policy recommendations for EU and Koran government - Taeyoung Park, KORRIDOR project coordinator, KIST-Europe (.pdf)
  • Panel discussion and Q&A – How to ensure better cooperation opportunities between European researchers and their counterparts in non-European partner countries? - Chair: Sangwon Kim, KORRIDOR project coordinator, KIST-Europe  - Panel: Dr. Sanders, Mr. Koo, Mr. Baik, Ms. Barracho, Mr. Di Bello, Ms. Wong, and Dr. Park
  • Concluding remarks - Sangwon Kim, KORRIDOR project coordinator

Session II: Opportunities for European researchers in Korean RTD programs and case studies

  • Cooperating through the National Research Foundation (NRF) - Jongho Shin, KORRIDOR project coordinator, KIST-Europe (.pdf)
  • Participating in an NRF program-Case study- John H. Beattie, University of Aberdeen (.pdf)
  • Cooperating through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) - Jihye Shim, KORRIDOR partner, KIAT (.pdf)
  • Participating in a KIAT program-Case study - Godfrey Gaston, Professor, Queens University (.pdf)
  • Cooperating through the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation & Planning (KETEP) - Victoria Wong, KORRIDOR partner (.pdf)
  • Concluding remarks - Sangwon Kim, KORRIDOR project coordinator, KIST-Europe