2016 Seoul S&T Forum Invites You

We are greatly honored to invite you to participate in the 2016 Seoul Science &Technology (S&T) Forum under the theme “Science, Technology & Innovation for Better Life” in Seoul, Korea from 27-28 October.

Since its launch in 2010, the Seoul S&T Forum has served as a platform for discussing the inclusive and sustainable development of science and technology. It has also provided compelling content and opportunities for participants to interact with key stakeholders from various fields.

This 2016 forum will use its first session to highlight innovative, forward-thinking Government-funded Research Institutes (GRI), in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). In the remaining two sessions, it will foster in-depth discussions on shared growth via Official Development Assistance (ODA) in science, technology and innovation, then move on to exploring ways of building bridges among nations in order to achieve greater cooperation in regard to climate technology.

Not only will the forum foster thought exchanges and concrete partnerships among specialists, it will also promote multilateral cooperation for better life through science and technology.

We cordially invite you to the 2016 Seoul S&T Forum to share your insight and expertise.

Thank you.

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Sang Chun Lee, Chairman
National Research Council of
Science & Technology (NST)

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Byung Gwon Lee
President
Korea Institute of Science
and Technology (KIST)

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Jong Guk Song
President
Science and Technology Policy Institute
(STEPI)

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In-Hwan Oh
President
Green Technology Center (GTC)

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Shamshad Akhtar
Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic and Social Commission
for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

“Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) for Better Life”

2016.10/27-10/28

Government-Funded Research Institutes Taking New Directions

Session 1 is to be held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the 20th Anniversary of KIST-Europe. The main discussions will be on how the roles of Government-funded Research Institutes (GRIs) ...

Shared Growth via Science, Technology and Innovation

Session 2 aims to review the role of science, technology and innovation in prompting shared growth between more developed countries (MDCs) and less developed countries (LDCs). During the session, the basic concept and scope of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) ...

Building Bridge for Better Climate Technology Cooperation

Session 3 will focus on the importance of climate technology development and transfer in the modern era, as evident in Article 10 of the Paris Agreement adopted at the UNFCCC COP21. The utilization of the UNFCCC technology mechanism is expected ...

  • Day 1 - Oct 27 Thursday
  • Day 2 - Oct 28 Friday
09:30-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:40

Opening Ceremony


10:40-12:10

Session I. GRIs Taking New Directions


Chair : Ickchan Lee


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Ickchan Lee
Director, National Research Council of Science & Technology (NST)

Speaker 1 : Kil-Choo Moon / For the Bright Future, Go Back to Basics


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Kil-Choo Moon
President, University of Science and Technology (UST)

Speaker 2 : Joon-Kyung Kim / Think Tanks in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution


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Joon-Kyung Kim
President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Speaker 3 : Richard Stone / New Models for Global Science Collaboration


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Richard Stone
International Editor, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/ Science Magazine

Panelist: Volker Linneweber


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Volker Linneweber
President, Saarland University
12:10-14:00

Luncheon


14:00-15:30

Session II. Shared Growth via Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) ODA


Chair : Johng-Ihl Lee


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Johng-Ihl Lee
Professor, Department of Technology and Society, The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea

Speaker 1 : Susan Frances Stone / UN’s Role in Supporting STI Cooperation for Development


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Susan Frances Stone
Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Speaker 2 : Merlin Barrera / Creating Pertinent Conditions to Systemic Growth through Economic Transformation Policies ODA


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Merlin Barrera
Vice Minister, Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Economy, El Salvador

Speaker 3 : Deok-Soon Yim / The Way to Cooperate for Improved Science, Technology and Innovation in Developing Countries: the Korean Experience


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Deok-Soon Yim
Director International Innovation Cooperation Center, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

Panelist : Joyce Msuya


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Joyce Msuya
Special Representative, World Bank

Panelist : Yax Canossa


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Yax Canossa
National Director, Innovation & Quality, Ministry of Economy, El Salvador
15:30-16:00

Coffee Break


16:00-17:30

Session III. Building Bridge for Better Climate Technology Cooperation


Chair : Young Sook  Yoo


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Young Sook Yoo
Former Minister, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea

Speaker 1 : Andreas Schaeffer / Climate Change and Protectiveness of the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides


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Andreas Schaeffer
Professor, Institute Director, Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University

Speaker 2 : In-Hwan Oh / GTC’s Approach for Global Cooperation in Green Technology


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In-Hwan Oh
President, Green Technology Center (GTC)

Speaker 3 : Antonio Garcia Zaballos / Broadband as a Driver for Digital Economy and Green Growth


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Antonio Garcia Zaballos
Telecommunications Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
17:30-18:00

Wrap-up Session


18:00-20:00

Gala Dinner


09:30-10:00

Registration

10:00-12:00

The 2016 Meeting on International Cooperation for Science and Technology Development

– Global Climate Technology Transfers and Diffusion


10:00-10:20

Opening Ceremony


Presentation I : Korea’s NDE Policy Directions for Climate Technology

Yoon Eok Choi, Team Leader of Climate Technology Cooperation Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP)


10:40-10:50

Coffee Break


Presentation II : Sustainable Water Treatment Technologies for Sanitation in Developing Countries

Kangwoo Cho, Senior Researcher, Center for Water Resource Cycle Research Korea Institute of Science and Technology  (KIST)


Presentation III : South-South Cooperation Approach under UNFCCC (The Case of Bhutanes Low-carbon Transportation System)

Changsun Jang, Researcher, Center for Climate Technology Cooperation Green Technology Center (GTC)


Presentation IV : New Energy Industry Suitable for the Developing Countries

Richard Yongsuk Jo, Vice President ODIN ENERGY Co.,Ltd.


Presentation V : Eco-Friendly Energy Independent Island Solution

YS Baeg, Senior Manager, Energy Strategy Planning Team, Energy Business Center LG Electronics


Presentation VI : INWave, An Appropriate Technology for Sustainable and Collaborative Business Model

Stephen Min, CMO INGINE Inc


12:05-12:30

Wrap-up Session


12:30-14:30

Luncheon